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By Oscar De La Hoya, Steve Springer

ISBN-10: 0061573108

ISBN-13: 9780061573101

ISBN-10: 0061704415

ISBN-13: 9780061704413

Born right into a boxing kinfolk, the son of Mexican-born mom and dad, Oscar "the Golden Boy" De l. a. Hoya has lived the yank Dream—achieving extraordinary good fortune in every little thing from athletics to company, from the recording to various charitable ventures. The winner of six international titles and an Olympic gold medal, he has defeated greater than a dozen global champions and has left a favorable mark at the activity of boxing, inspiring many that had all yet given up wish. American Son is his story—a quintessentially American story—a frank, touching, and revealing memoir from some of the most celebrated combatants within the background of boxing. it's the exciting story of an immigrant's son—the chronicle of an awesome life's trip that gives new perception into the non-public international and memorable occupation of a gentleman, an athlete, and a real nationwide icon.

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To her, the medal represented a great accomplishment, achieved through hard work. That was what would have been important to her. I think if she had watched me excel as a professional fighter, she would have convinced me to retire at an early age, do it a long time ago. She would have stressed my future well-being over more belts and greater glory. That was my mother, always putting things in perspective. ´ ´ ´ III ´ ´ ´ THE CLEANEST WINDOW IN MEXICO Manuel Gonzalez never met Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, but they shared a common vision.

Like my mother, my father had also been born below the border and come north to live with family. The De La Hoyas were farmers in Durango. Vicente and Guadalupe had ten children, my father being the oldest. When he wasn’t in the fields, Vicente pursued his passion, boxing. He was the first of the De La Hoyas to come to America, leaving behind Guadalupe, who had no desire to give up her simple life AMERICAN SON 25 in Mexico. , Vicente worked as a mechanic while briefly continuing his boxing career.

Now I have plenty of food stamps to choose from for my new wallet. My father tells me that I shouldn’t go around saying we got food stamps because it’s not true. The truth is, he didn’t know because my mother never told him. The idea that the man of the house was working his rear end off to provide for his family and we needed food stamps to get by would have been unacceptable to my father. He had too much pride to allow that. So my mother kept it from him. When my sister, Cecilia, was born a dozen years after I had come into the world, we moved to a duplex on Mcdonnell Avenue.

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