Six division champion Oscar De La Hoya remains adamant that he is serious about making a comeback to the sport and stresses that he will target the best fighters when he does return.
The Hall of Fame fighter announced in August that he was prepping for another fight at 47 years old, he said.
“The rumors are true and I’m going to start training in the next few weeks. It’s a real fight. I miss being in the ring. I love boxing. Boxing is what gave me everything I have today, and I just miss it.”
Speaking on an Instagram live session on Tuesday De La Hoya revealed his training is going well and he’s almost ready to confirm his comeback where he intends to challenge the best fighters in boxing, he said.
“I really am considering making a comeback. I have been training. I seriously feel incredible. I feel amazing. With me, I always fought the very best, and why not? If I make the comeback in the first quarter of next year, by the way, I have slimmed down 20 pounds, it’s going to be against the very best, like always.”
“None of this ducking fighters like the way fighters duck everyone today. They make it impossible because they price themselves out. It’s a huge problem … George Foreman did it, and I think I can do it as well … I feel like a million, million bucks. It’s crazy.” (Transcribed by Boxing Scene)
Since retiring in 2008 De La Hoya has been a prominent figure within boxing building up his Golden Boy Promotions into one of the most powerful players in the sport. However, the company is currently in trouble as their biggest star Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is suing them for breach of contract.
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