Current Golden Boy Promotion’s owner and boxing hall-of-famer Oscar De La Hoya is set to make a shocking return to the ring, over eight years on from his retirement from the sport.
The American, who faced some of the best fighters over two generations including Pernell Whittaker, Julio Cesar Chavez, Felix Trinidad, Arturo Gatti, Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao revealed the news on Monday.
However, as opposed to returning to fight a known boxer, the 44-year-old will be looking to face UFC standout Conor McGregor, who recently lost to Mayweather.
On “Golden Boy Radio with Tattoo and the crew”, De La Hoya quoted the following:
“You know I’m competitive. I still have it in me. I’ve been secretly training. I’m faster than ever and stronger than ever. I know I can take Conor McGregor out in two rounds. I’ll come back for that fight. Just one more. I’m calling him out. Two rounds. That’s all I’m going to say.”
De La Hoya refused to reveal a time frame in which the fight may happen and it remains to be seen whether the comments were serious ambitions or just to excite fans. One thing is for sure, the return of Golden Boy will certainly have fans frothing at the mouth.