What began as a rumor or for many a joke, Oscar de la Hoya himself has just confirmed. In an interview with ESPN, the multiple boxing champion announced his return to the ring at the age of 44 and challenged Conor McGregor to get into the ring.
«It is something very serious. So serious that I have been training for four months now and I feel better than ever, very good. Me, all I need is two rounds. One to warm up, the other to knock out, “was the chicana of the” Golden Boy “for the Irish fighter, MMA star, McGregor.
Is another supermedia fight like Mayweather-McGregor coming?
A priori, it is strange that it is De La Hoya who announces it, since he had been very critical of the fight that “Money” won. “I hope that these types of events never happen again in history, because boxing is boxing and MMA is MMA,” said at that time who had eight titles in six categories.
«There is nothing signed, yet, nor is there a date. I simply told him: I challenge you… and he hasn’t answered, yet. He has not responded and I am not going to follow him, because I do not need anything, “continued the former world champion, who retired from boxing nine years ago after being defeated by Manny Pacquiao in December 2008.
According to the Celebrity Networths portal, Óscar de la Hoya’s fortune amounts to 200 million dollars, so this statement is not due to financial necessity. However, in the event of this media fight with McGregor, millionaire income will surely be reported. (Infobae)