Nicknamed “The Golden Boy,” Oscar De La Hoya — the boxing phenom with good looks, electric charisma, and an Olympic gold medal — rocketed to national prominence as a superstar both in and outside the ring. The HBO Original documentary The Golden Boy peels back the layers of the celebrated athlete to reveal a man struggling to come to terms with lifelong demons and the impossible burden of a nickname he couldn’t live up to.
Credits: HBO Sports Documentaries presents An Unrealistic Ideas Production in association with ViaMar Productions and Universal Television Alternative Studio (UTAS). Directed by Fernando Villena; executive produced by Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Archie Gips, Mario Lopez, Jeffrey Stearns, David Wendell. For HBO: executive producers, Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller, and Bentley Weiner; coordinating producer, Abtin Motia.