Oscar De La Hoya coming out of retirement, wants Floyd Mayweather
Oscar De La Hoya is ending up being the current famous fighter to come out of retirement, and he has high wish for a possible challenger.
The 48-year-old fighter revealed Friday that he is formally going back to the ring on July 3, throughout a Triller Battle Club occasion together with Snoop Dogg. He did so with an actual mic drop.
De La Hoya’s challenger is presently TBD, however Triller creator Ryan Kavanaugh informed Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole that De La Hoya’s objective for a challenger is none aside from Floyd Mayweather.
Could Oscar De La Hoya face Floyd Mayweather?
De La Hoya’s battle versus Mayweather in 2007, a split-decision win for Mayweather, was the most profitable boxing match in history at the time, producing more than $150 million with $120 million in pay-per-view earnings alone. There had actually been prepare for a rematch the list below year, however that never ever emerged due to Mayweather’s retirement.
It’s not needed to see why De Lay Hoya would have interest in a rematch, even 14 years later on. That certainly depends upon Mayweather’s desire to participate this time. Mayweather really required a rematch versus De La Hoya back in 2015, however De La Hoya stated he was great staying retired.
Mayweather is presently slated to deal with YouTuber Logan Paul in a match that was at first arranged for Feb. 20, however was delayed to a later date. The last time Mayweather dealt with a challenger with any high-level boxing experience was his 2015 bout versus Andre Berto. Ever since, he has actually dealt with UFC star Conor McGregor and kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, the latter in an exhibit match.
De La Hoya has actually not combated expertly because his loss to Manny Pacquiao in 2008, working as one of the greatest promoters in boxing ever since. He had actually formerly revealed strategies to go back to the ring last August, however with no companies prepares beyond wishing to deal with “any top guy out there.”
Per ESPN’s Marc Raimondi, Kavanaugh likewise stated De La Hoya’s battle will likely happen in Texas, with AT&T Arena a possible location. Triller is likewise apparently thinking about a “big” UFC name as another possible challenger.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.