Oscar De La Hoya aims for Floyd Mayweather rematch
Before boxing veteran Oscar De La Hoya gets to exchange punches with former UFC title-holder Vitor Belfort in September, he is already eyeing a rematch against Floyd Mayweather.
Since his retirement in 2009, De La Hoya has turned into a well-known promoter in the boxing community. He fought against Mayweather in May 2007 and lost the fight via split decision 113-115, 116-112, 115-113). Mayweather is now 44 while De La Hoya is 48.
In conversation with Chris Mannix, the former boxing champ said that he is eyeing the biggest comeback in boxing history. “I want to get two of these fights down under my belt and get the timing ready and everything, and then my third one, I want to call out Floyd Mayweather,” De La Hoya said.
Mayweather had made it clear after his exhibition fight against Logan Paul that he doesn’t intend to return to boxing. But De La Hoya feels that the undefeated star still has the burning desire to prove himself in front of a worthy opponent.
“I think Floyd is feeling like he has to prove something once again inside the boxing ring. So look, if I come out OK, my body feels great — I’m telling you, may jab feels faster than ever,” the Golden Boy said. “I think it’s the 15 years I didn’t use it. If I feel good these next two fights that I have, I’m going to call out Floyd.”