Fernando Villena Talks About Telling Oscar De La Hoya’s Truth In The Golden Boy | Exclusive

The weight of a title comes with a high price and we get to see it in the new Max documentary, The Golden Boy. Under the direction of the filmmaker Fernando Villena we learn that of Oscar de la Hoya’s ten world titles the massive one that wasn’t earned with a fight is the one of the “Golden Boy.”

The Golden Boy | Official Trailer

The Synopsis 

Oscar De La Hoya was an Olympic boxing gold medalist and a multi-world title-winning professional boxer. Nicknamed “The Golden Boy,” De La Hoya, with his good looks and heartfelt story of winning Olympic gold for his dying mother, rocketed to national prominence both in and outside the ring. Yet, all was not what it appeared to be behind that polished facade.

Oscar De La Hoya with his father Joel De La Hoya | Photograph by Courtesy of HBO

The Ecuadorian filmmaker Fernando Villena is an editor and director. Villena is known for projects like the thriller Gamer with Gerard Butler, Jonah Hex and The Darkest Hour. Besides the action films he has worked on the story telling documentaries like Giving Voice, The Alpinist and Dear Rider: The Jake Burton Story

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Oscar de la Hoya | Courtesy of Thom Stukas/HBO Photograph by Courtesy of HBO

Last week I was connected with Fernando Villena to talk about the making of The Golden Boy documentary. He spoke about how familiar he was to the story behind the boxer and the sit down interviews with him and some of the subject, including Mr.De La Hoya. In addition to some of the truths he directs in the film, what he hopes viewers take away from watching the series regardless if a fan or not and more!

Nancy Tapia interviews Fernando Villena for The Golden Boy

The Golden Boy, a two part documentary premieres July 24, 2023 on Max

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