Oscar had two siblings an older brother named Joel Jr. and a younger sister named Ceci. Boxing was in De la Hoyas blood, it was a family tradition, his paternal grandfather Vicente, had been an amateur boxer in Mexico and his father been a professional boxer himself. At the tender age of 6 his father began to train him and he would often have fights with other young neighborhood boys. By the time Oscar was 11 he was participating and winning in several competitions, at 15 he won his first National Junior Boxing title and the following year he became National Golden Gloves champion. 1990 would prove a difficult year both inside and outside the ring for 17 year old Oscar De La Hoya.
From then on he was a boxer all his life. He started winning awards and trophies when he was eleven years old. Oscar De La Hoya never went to college, he finished high school and focused all his energy on his boxing. As an amateur, De La Hoya spent the early mornings running through the streets of East Los Angeles to train. Oscar De La Hoya, also known as " Golden Boy", first captured America's hearts by becoming the only American boxer to win an Olympic Gold Medal at the 1992 summer games.
Muhammad went to Louisville High School, though he wasn’t a bright student. But, he was very popular, at school, as he was a well known boxer there. He’d show off his moves in the hall, or practice his jabs in front o... ... middle of paper ... ...’ decision. Ali beat him in a re-match, 2 years after. He had another huge win when he beat the reigning WWC (World Heavyweight Champion), George Foreman.
In May of 1926 he knocked out Phil Weisberger, Jack O’ Day, and Willie Daily. A few fights later, he defeated Tony Griffiths; this was a big deal because Tony Griffiths beat all the light heavyweights at the time. Then in October of 1928 Braddock took out Pete Latzo in the tenth round and broke his opponent’s jaw. Braddock did very well until the year of 1929 when all his luck began to change. James Braddock fought Tommy Loughran for the name of the light heavyweight champion, but he lost in a 15 round decision.
They all lived above the police station, where Gustav worked. Arnold had a one year older brother, Meinhard, who died in a car accident when he was in his twenties. They were both raised in a very strict catholic home. One day after seeing the Olympic swimchampion Johnny Weissmüller in Graz, Arnold was so inspired by Johnny's physique that he decided he wanted to become a champion athlete and started training. In the early years Arnold and his brother practiced a lot of different sports such as skating, skiing, hiking, swimming and table-tennis.
Clay then came out with his very first published poem. After winning the gold medal in the 1960 Rome Olympics, eighteen-year-old Cassius Clay was ready to turn pro. He still kept Fred Stoner, the man who trained him as an amateur as trainer, but after his first win against an overmatched pa... ... middle of paper ... ...and his opponent was Trevor Berbick. Ali entered the ring for the final time on December 11, 1981 (Jet). The bout started two hours late, there were only two pairs of gloves for the entire under card, and a cowbell was used for the ring bell.
Nothing interfered with Bolt because at the 2012 Olympics in London Usain Bolt beat all three of his records again. Bolts time in the 100 meter dash is an unbelievable 9.87secs, his 200 meter dash is at an 19.19secs and lastly his 4x1 team ran their relay at a 37.31secs. Usain is one of the biggest names on the track and is looking to keep that title in the next Olympics. Usain Bolt was born August 21, 1986 in Jamaica. Bolts parents owned a grocery store with help from Usain, his brother and sister.
In fact, he’s an outlier because he started from nearly nothing and depended solely on his determination to reach his goals. You’d probably be surprised to learn that Arnold Schwarzenegger was a small child and was rejected by his family, mainly because of his runty size. But Arnold’s unending desire and tireless determination allowed him to find a way to America to become an actor. Arnold reached his dream through bodybuilding, becoming one of the most famous bodybuilders to ever compete and the reason bodybuilding became so popular in the United States. Once he conquered the bodybuilding arena, he was able to break into acting.
These athletes would entertain large crowds by “lifting and pushing massive weights” and were only seen as entertainers until one man known as Eugene Sandow would change the image of bodybuilding forever. Bodybuilder by the name Friedrich Muller who was born in 1867 in Prussia also known as Eugene Sandow who later became known as "The Father of Modern Bodybuilding" (Hayward). Bodybuilding has not been around forever. In fact, Eugene Sandow was one of the first athletes to display his muscular physique. He was also the first to “organize a bodybuilding contest in England’s Royal Albert H... ... middle of paper ... ...ose that participate in it at a young age by developing focus, discipline, and dedication which carries into adulthood.
Mike Tyson impacted society by becoming one the greatest boxers of all time, knocking out stereotypes, and giving a realization to athletes that actions will have consequences. Ding! And the crowd goes wild as Mike Tyson’s hand is lifted and he is declared the youngest ever heavyweight champion! In November of 1986 Mike makes his biggest mark in his athletic career at only age 22 beating Trevor Berbick for the World Boxing Commission Championship Title (Byrne, John). Tyson Finished his first year in his boxing career on a winning streak of 15 to nothing (Notable Sports Figures).