Oscar De La Hoya Announces Floyd Mayweather 'Revenge Fight' Aim
Oscar De La Hoya has called out Floyd Mayweather, saying that he would like to have a "revenge fight" against the undefeated boxer.
De La Hoya lost to Mayweather back in 2007, and hasn't fought since another defeat to Manny Pacquiao in 2008.
However, the 48-year-old isn't letting this hold him back from calling out some of the biggest names in boxing as he mulls a potential comeback.
:rewind:REWIND: When Pac-Man stunned De La Hoya:astonished:- Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) December 28, 2020
Back in 2008 Manny Pacquiao became a boxing superstar when he forced Oscar De La Hoya to retire after eight rounds:sparkles: pic.twitter.com/fBb8rkgUvS
In addition to Mayweather, the six-weight world champion also mentioned that he would consider fighting Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez while speaking to Fight Hub TV's Marcos Villegas.
"I've always prided myself in fighting the very best, and why go after the second-best?" said De La Hoya.
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"Why not go after the guy that beat him? Why not go after (Floyd) Mayweather, for instance, in a revenge fight? That's something that's very intriguing. We'll see how I feel, and then we'll take it from there."
On this date in 2007, Mayweather defeated De La Hoya in a classic Cinco De Mayo bout.- Timeless Sports (@timelesssports_) May 5, 2020
He added on Canelo, who recently split from De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions, "I would definitely think about it, but my eye is on a bigger prize."
Back to Mayweather, De La Hoya said: "For any fight that you might have lost or that was close or whatever, it's always gonna be a thorn.
"I strongly feel that with the
way I'm feeling and the way I've been training and the way things are
unfolding, it could be very interesting."
Would it make for a good fight? Or are the pair too old now?
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