Oscar De La Hoya has settled the debate about his newfound abdominal muscles.
De La Hoya is known for his professional career that saw multiple titles in six weight classes, and spanned from 1992 to 2008. Since hanging up the gloves, he’s started his own promotional outfit that has guided world champions including Saul ‘Canelo’ Álvarez in the past.
Despite all of that, he’s been in the news for an impressive six pack.
After receiving a lot of heat online for his out-of-nowhere physique, and even his own fighter having a bit of a laugh at his expense, De La Hoya told Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour that he did indeed pay for how he looks – but they’re still his abs.
“They are real. They are my abs. What I did was I got a little help from a doctor. It’s called lipo-sculpting something. They actually go in with a little tiny needle, and it sucks up your fat in between your abs.
So what happens is they just pop. I’ve always had abs. I work out everyday. My body fat level’s low … It’s not possible to have fake abs, but if you etch them, they just pop like there’s no tomorrow.”
De La Hoya said that the procedure was both ‘painful’ and ‘expensive’ – which must hurt given the online debate that followed his unveiling. On the plus side, the promoter said he can now gain 200 pounds and still have abs.
And that settles the strangest boxing debate of 2023 so far.
Onto more serious matters, ‘The Golden Boy’ provided a positive update about the upcoming fight between his man, Ryan Garcia, and Gervonta Davis.
The pair have all but signed to face off on April 15 in Las Vegas, with the bout set at a catchweight of 136lb and set to be a co-broadcast between Showtime and DAZN.