De La Hoya Revives Idea Of Un-Retirement
A few weeks ago, De La Hoya made worldwide headlines when he revealed that he was back in full training for a ring return and targeted UFC superstar Conor McGregor as a comeback opponent.
Yet, at the post fight press conference for Miguel Cotto’s swan song against Sadam Ali, De La Hoya told reporters that “McGregor can rest easy,” and that he would not be returning to the ring.
In the last week or so, De La Hoya has been trading words with Floyd Mayweather Jr. – who defeated McGregor in the tenth round back in August, in Mayweather’s second retirement fight.
Mayweather took shots at De La Hoya for targeting McGregor, because the Golden CEO was the most outspoken critic of Mayweather’s decision to fight the MMA star.
It didn’t take long before De La Hoya turned to social media to fire back at his long time adversary.
De La Hoya went back on what he said following the Cotto fight, saying if the right opportunity came up he would return to the ring.
The former world champion also stated that Mayweather avoided a planned 2007 rematch .
“I’m serious [about returning], I’m still training, we’ll see what’s going to happen, I’m still training,” De La Hoya said to ESPN Deportes.
“Mayweather [is throwing all of these things at me] and it’s obvious that he ran from our rematch, but for me the most important thing is that I feel good and I’ll continue training.
“I’m still open to a possible comeback. I know it won’t be with Mayweather, because he does not like to fight real fighters.”