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Simers: Diary Day 3 With Oscar De La Hoya

Relaxing in his penthouse at the MGM Grand, Oscar De La Hoya gets a laugh while on the phone. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Oscar de la Hoya waits patiently before a media interview. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
The media can be draining as Oscar rests in between interviews. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Adept at using a compact, Oscar applies powder before a television interview. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Up or Down? Oscar waits for the elevator after many media interviews. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
A smiling De La Hoya prepares to workout at the MGM Grand. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
The Golden Boy works up a sweat jumping rope in the ring at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. (Wally Skalij / LATt)
Preparations for the fight continue as De La Hoya works out in the ring. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
A young boxing fan watches the Golden Boy workout in the ring at the MGM Grand. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
COUCH POTATO: Oscar De La Hoya watches the Lakers’ Game 6 with Phoenix, but he can tell you all about children’s programming. Just don’t ask about Barney. (Wally Skalij / LAT)