Olympic Champion prizefighter Oscar De La Hoya is one of the hottest stars to ever step foot in a boxing ring, but this month a paparazzi website published pictures that show a very different side to the champ.

Photos of De La Hoya dressed in skirts and panties have been circulating the internet, and although he denies the pictures are of him, you may have to judge for yourself.

De La Hoya made his professional debut in America in 1992 and took titles in five different weight classes. Since that time, the promising showman also captured the hearts of his fans with his charismatic personality and flashy smile.

Outside of the ring, De La Hoya released a Latin pop album and stared in the boxing reality series the Next Great Champ.

He returned to boxing earlier this year and faced Floyd Mayweather in what turned out to be the biggest title match ever. De La Hoya lost, but the controversy surrounding the decision set up the opponents for a rematch.

Everything was going well for the boxer until late September, when the website X17online.com posted pictures of the champ cross-dressing with an exotic dancer named Milana Dravnel.

Dravnel, who originally said that the photos were taken with her camera, later recanted her statement and said she could not verify their authenticity. This came after an alleged 70,000 dollar payout from the De Lay Hoya camp.

The following week, however, more photos surfaced from another dancer who said that they were in fact authentic.

De La Hoya has adamantly denied the photos are of him and had them examined by experts-for his exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight-who have stated that they were altered.

As for now, there is only speculation about the authenticity of the pictures.

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