Oscar De La Hoya to Become Las Vegas’ 2nd Most Famous Resident Ex-Boxer

Oscar De La Hoya is about to become the second most famous retired boxer-turned-promoter living in Las Vegas. The former champ is building a mansion in the MacDonald Highlands community, 17 miles southeast of the Las Vegas Strip. His 10,460-square-foot house is scheduled to be completed next year. According to Clark County property records, De La Hoya paid $14.6M in cash to its Las Vegas-based builder, Blue Heron Homes.

Is it possible De La Hoya purposefully chose this exclusive hillside Henderson enclave for its considerable distance from the home of his former arch boxing rival, Floyd Mayweather?

Oscar De La Hoya’s 10,460-square-foot new Las Vegas home, shown in this rendering, cannot be described as boxy. (Image: dirt.com)

With sweeping views of the Las Vegas Strip and surrounding mountains, De La Hoya’s sprawling one-story home will boast five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two powder rooms, and an eight-car garage. According to the listing that described the property as having a “statement entrance with a water feature and porte-cochere with a modern twist,” it will feature 8,051 square feet of sleek, glass-walled interior space and 2,409 square feet of exterior space.

The master suite will incorporate a spa bath, private garden lanai and an outdoor shower. The house will also feature a dining and wine room, and a bar, an office, a gym, a guest wing, a digital den, a media and entertainment room and a separate butler’s kitchen.

You can be relatively certain it will also eventually feature a boxing ring. (De La Hoya has taken to boxing promotion as a second career.)

Vegas’ Other World-Famous Ex-Boxer

Floyd Mayweather defeats his fellow future Las Vegan, Oscar De La Hoya, in the 2007 match that made him boxing’s biggest star. (Image: bleacherreport.com)

Unfortunately for the neighbors of Las Vegas’ two world-famous retired boxers-turned-boxing-promoters, they will probably never get to witness them accidentally running into each other at the local Starbucks. Mayweather lives about as far away from MacDonald Highlands as it’s possible to live and still be in the Las Vegas Valley – nearly 30 miles. He paid $10M for a 16,357-square-foot mansion in Queensridge, in the northwest valley, in 2018.

Mayweather became a boxing superstar by beating the heavily favored De La Hoya by split decision on May 5, 2007 at the MGM Grand, and the two have maintained an intense professional rivalry since. (Not to stir that rivalry up again, but Celebritynetworth lists Mayweather’s assets at $450M and his earnings, during his superior 50-0-0 career, as an astounding $1.1B – yes, “B.”)

The two former rivals seem to have hung up the gloves with each other, though. Last year, De La Hoya told Fighthype.com: “We fought each other, and there’s this bad blood, but that’s in the past. I definitely feel that I beat him, but with all of that bad blood and animosity, let’s just hold. Recently, just several months ago, I literally wished him all the best.”

De La Hoya said the two may even collaborate on Mayweather’s previously expressed intention to bring an NBA team to Las Vegas.

“Maybe we can join up and become a powerhouse there and help bring a team to the home that we built,” De La Hoya said. “We built Las Vegas — literally [with our fights throughout the years].”

 

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