Will “Golden Boy” Enter the Ring in 2020?
Oscar De La Hoya is an Olympic gold medalist, six-division world boxing champion, Boxing Hall of Famer, and a lead promoter. Now, he is considering adding a much different title to his résumé: President of the United States. Speaking to reporters Tuesday while promoting one of his clients’ matches, De La Hoya said that he has "real" interest in making a presidential bid in 2020. "It's real. That's the beauty of our nation. If Arnold [Schwarzenegger] can be governor, if Trump can be president, then why can't a Mexican American who won an Olympic gold medal, who's over 35 and a U.S. citizen, run for presidency?," he said. The 45-year-old said he has been considering making a run for a few years now, that he would run as a Democrat, and that he believes he has serious financial backing. De La Hoya has had very public personal issues, including infidelity and alcohol and substance abuse, but he remains confident that people would support his bid. “As I got older, I get wiser and as I get wiser, I get smarter, and as I get smarter, I start to realize the millions and millions of people who’ve told me, ‘Oscar, why don’t you run for some kind of office? … Because you can make a difference,’” De La Hoya said. More here.