Boxing News: Oscar vs Conor Anyone?
Floyd Done It So Oscar Can To?
In the ‘you got to be kidding’ section of boxing news today; Oscar De La Hoya, on the debut of the new radio show “Golden Boy Radio with Tattoo and the Crew” hinted at a possible comeback. De La Hoya, 44, went as far as to mention a potential opponent; yep you guessed it the one and only Conor McGregor! What’s good for Floyd Mayweather is good for the “Golden Boy”?
“You know I’m competitive,” De La Hoya said. “I still have it in me. I’ve been secretly training, secretly training. I’m faster than ever and stronger than ever. I know I can take out Conor McGregor in two rounds. I’ll come back for that fight. Two rounds. Just one more [fight]. I’m calling him out. Two rounds, that’s all I need. That’s all I’m going to say. You heard it on Golden Boy Radio. Two rounds, that’s all I need.”
“Let’s get it straight — in the cage, he would freaking destroy me. He would freaking destroy me. Only in the ring,” De La Hoya said.
“I’ve been working out for the last five months. [My confidence] is how I feel now from my training. I don’t know what it is, but I’ll tell you now that I’ve never felt so good before in my life.”
This would have to be considered hypocritical at best after the way he bashed the idea of Mayweather/McGregor, De La Hoya went so far as an open letter to boxing fans slamming the fight. He called it a “circus” and a “farce” and claimed, “our sport might not ever recover.” He went on to say it was nothing more than a money grab, which is exactly how most would view a De La Hoya-McGregor bout.
De La Hoya (39-6, 30 KOs) won a 1992 Olympic gold medal and 10 world titles in a then-record six weight divisions as a professional boxer. He was the biggest pay-per-view star of his time and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2014.
By: Chris Henderson