Oscar De La Hoya ends retirement to return on July 3!
Oscar De La Hoya is coming back to the squared circle! Yes you read that correctly! The former six division champion made the announcement at a press conference for the upcoming Jake Paul vs Ben Askren fight, that will take place on April 17.
De La Hoya (48), has been teasing a possible return since last year. He even dangled the name of current IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin as a possible opponent. The California native hasn’t fought since being stopped by Manny Pacquiao in eight rounds back in 2008.
There’s a whole lot to be sorted out. First, will this be a real sanctioned bout or an exhibition type like Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr was? Also, who will the “Golden Boy” face? All we know now is that his fight is tentatively scheduled for July 3. While he’s stated in the past he wouldn’t face a tune up opponent, the chances of him coming back after thirteen years of inactivity against a top fighter is quite unrealistic and would be irresponsible.
It’ll be interesting to see who gets the chance at the returning former great champion on July 3.
A Hall Of Fame inductee back in 2014, he’s shared the ring with some fellow all time great fighters. Floyd Mayweather, Bernard Hopkins, Shane Mosley, Felix Trinidad, Manny Pacquiao, Pernell Whitaker and Julio Cesar Chavez Sr just to name a few.
3kingsboxing.com will continue to monitor this story and provide updates as they become available.
By: Jerrell Fletcher