The world boxing legend Óscar de la Hoya continues to cook his return to the ring and this time he did not mention the Kazakh Gennadiy Golovkin as a possible rival, but the American Floyd Mayweather, above other rivals such as the Mexican Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez, a who stopped promoting a few months ago.
De La Hoya, 47, told FightHub TV that he is still working on his comeback, and that one of the options he’s looking for is to avenge the loss that Mayweather handed him in 2007 at one of the best-selling events in US history. this sport and that generated 130 million dollars for 2.4 million houses sold in the pay-per-view system.
«I have always prided myself for facing the best, and why go with the second best? Why not better against the guy who beat him? Why not go for example against Mayweather in a rematch fight? ”De La Hoya said when asked if Canelo’s name was on his list of potential rivals.
That’s something really intriguing. Let’s see how I feel, and from there we will go, “added the head of Golden Boy Promotions, a company that this Saturday will promote the first title fight of undefeated Californian Ryan García, who will face Olympic champion Luke Campbell in Dallas for the scepter Interim of the World Boxing Council.
“I could definitely think about it,” he added about the fight with Canelo, “but the eye is on the biggest prize,” said Oscar, who could join the wave of comebacks in boxing as Mike Tyson, Roy Jones and Mike have done. Julio César Chávez, although unlike them, wants to do like the Argentine Sergio ‘Maravilla’ Martínez, who took down his gloves, but to fight professionally.
As a boxer, Óscar won the gold medal in Barcelona 1992 and fought from that same year until 2008. He became the first fighter in history to have won titles in six different categories, from Super featherweight to Middleweight, passing for Lightweight, Superlight, Welter and Superwelter. (GG) (ESPN Sports)