De La Hoya Calls Out McGregor For Fight
Speaking on the Golden Boy Radio show on the DashRadio platform, Oscar De La Hoya revealed that not only has he been getting back into fighting shape, he’s doing so with the idea that even at the age of 44 he can still take out the UFC champion.
“You know I’m competitive…“You know I still have it in me. I’ve been secretly training. Secretly training. I’m faster than ever, and stronger than ever. I know I could take out Conor McGregor in two rounds. I’ll come back for that fight. Two rounds.”
“Just one more. I’m calling him out. Two rounds. That’s all I need. That’s all I’m going to say.”
This comes following Conor McGregor’s boxing debut in August of 2017, which De La Hoya publicly lambasted at any opportunity, especially during the build to the Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez fight the following month.
And while De La Hoya seemingly now has had a change of heart on the matter, he still gives McGregor credit as a fighter inside the Octagon.
“He’s the king. He’s the king. Hey, let’s get it straight: in the cage, he would freakin’ destroy me.
“No, (we have to fight) in the ring.”