10 Gold-Medal Knockout Kings: USA's Boxing Legacy

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10 Gold-Medal Knockout Kings: USA's Boxing Legacy

It this weekend's medal failure is any indication, we no longer rule the ring. USA Boxing hasn't won a heavyweight gold since '88—and nothing at all in this year's Olympic Games. But forget the present. Here are the top 10 boxing superheroes from our

Oscar De La Hoya “The Golden Boy”, Super Featherweight to Middleweight, 39-6-0

Gold Medal – 1992 Olympics, Barcelona, Spain

World Champion in six weight divisions

It’s tough to decide where De La Hoya’s legacy is most impressive, in the boxing ring or in the bank. In the ring he defeated 17 world champions and won ten world titles. He also earned an estimated $700 million in pay-per-view income. Like we said, it’s tough to decide.


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