Oscar De La Hoya believes if he were to rematch Floyd Mayweather it would be a massive pay-per-view success.
Mayweather is coming off an exhibition bout against Logan Paul and is in talks to face another YouTuber. Although he retired from boxing, he’s still doing these exhibitions which are high-profile and for De La Hoya, he believes a rematch between him and Mayweather would be massive.
“Obviously, [Mayweather] is all about the money,” De La Hoya told DAZN. “This would be probably the biggest fight out there for him. I believe it would be bigger than him fighting McGregor. It would be bigger than him fighting Logan Paul or whoever he’s bound to fight next. I think that people want to see real fights. People want to see legend versus legend, champion versus champion. This is what we do. This is what we’ve done for practically all our lives. People, not that they’re getting tired of seeing these exhibitions, but people want to see real fights.
“They want to see real legends in the ring. Fighters like Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, and myself, we are real legends who put it out on the line and were in the ring for many years, fighting for world titles for decades,” De La Hoya continued. “I strongly feel that a fight with Floyd would be massive, would be huge. That alone would attract Floyd Mayweather. I strongly feel a fight with me and Floyd can easily generate five million homes. With all the technology, there’s so much that you can integrate in terms of publicizing the event, in terms of making it that much bigger. You now have the meta worlds, the NFT’s. You have that whole social media platform. It can be pretty big.”
Oscar De La Hoya was expected to face Vitor Belfort last September but contracted COVID-19 and had to pull out. He last fought back 2008 where he lost to Manny Pacquiao while he fought Mayweather to a split decision loss back in May of 2007 to lose his WBC belt.
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