Originally Posted by Unforgiven
Oscar De La Hoya was never famous in the UK.
Never a household name. Nowhere near.
I've hardly ever heard his name mentioned on terrestrial TV. If I said 'Oscar De La Hoya' to the average man or woman in the street, wouldn't know what I meant.
Fighters like Bruno, Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Marvin Hagler back in the day .... even your average senile old granny knew they were boxers - and could tell them apart too !
What the average man or woman on the street has nothing got to do with it. Are these unknown people the judge of who is popular in boxing? Oscars fights were the last of the super fights and he was the biggest draw in boxing including the UK where he fought on SKY PPV. His fight with Felix was called "fight of the millennium". You're wrong and that is a fact.