Here’s my take on Oscar de la Hoya’s recent submission to Lauren Lawerence.
“Several years ago I dreamt that slowly but surely, little by little, I was starting to lose my teeth, one by one. What does this mean?”
-Oscar de la Hoya, 1992 Olympic boxing gold medalist, world boxing champion, Los Angeles
Losing your teeth in a dream is almost always a reflection of insecurities related to a loss of status, physical appearance, or aging. Confidence about personal power is being lost.
If Oscar de la Hoya has dreamed of slowly losing his teeth it most likely reflects his feelings about losing status as a champion. Seeing other younger fighters coming up and being noticed more, or the awareness of himself knowing he can’t perform as well as he used to. Ageing or fears of not being unable to perform as good as he has in the past are probably the dream is mostly pointing to.