With an impressive amateur record of 239-11 and a current world rank of 21 as a Super Bantamweight, at the age of 22, Diego has his sights on a championship fight within the year.
Professional Record: 19-0 (9 KO’s)
Weight: Super Bantamweight
Date of Birth: August 18, 1994
Residences: Mexicali, Baja California,Mexico
Birthplace: Mexicali, Baja California,Mexico
Diego is the cousin of former world champion, Oscar De La Hoya. Managed by Oscar’s brother Joel De La Hoya, Diego will have the tools to perfect his craft. He is trained by Joel Diaz, one of the best in the business, and a legitimate candidate for trainer of the year. Diego is humble and earned his way to this point, he will have access to a wealth of boxing knowledge.
With a stellar amateur career under his belt, Diego represented Mexico in many international tournaments with great success. His dream of participating in the London Olympics was cut short however, losing a heartbreaker to Oscar Valdez, another exciting fighter with a bright future.
Born with the De La Hoya name, boxing has been his passion since he was a boy. Diego has proven on his own, first as an amateur and now a pro, that it takes more than a famous last name to win. His skill as a fighter is his own doing, Diego is a talented kid that has amazing vision. A solid left jab allows him to find openings, his ability to keep his range while cutting off the ring is pure magic. His combinations are packed with power, Diego’s keen eye to read his opponent early is what will propel this kid to greatness. – Examiner.com
Diego had a TKO win over Rocco Santomauro on the May 7th Canelo vs Khan undercard. De La Hoya then fought Luis Orlando Del Valle, and won by unanimous decision.
He moved on to defeat Roberto Pucheta in March of 2017, and then Erik Ruiz just two months later, both by unanimous decision. We look forward to seeing how Diego’s hard work pays off in his next fight!