December 1, 2008
(Oscar with Erik above)
This bronze sculpture created for Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, CA depicts the world famous champion boxer Oscar De La Hoya in a winning pose standing on the ropes.
In the background can be seen the Wayne Gretzky sculpture also by Erik Blome
Both sculptures are part of Star Plaza.
14' tall total height
1.2 times life-size
Oscar De La Hoya at Staples Center
"You have to pinch yourself...I'm still taken aback by it. It's mind-boggling...its such a huge honor. If we can get 18 to 20 thousand people just to look at the statue as they come into Staples Center...that's what excites me! That's what gets me going!"
-World Champion Boxer and Olympic Gold Medalist Oscar De La Hoya to Ring Magazine December 2008