Oscar De La Hoya Calls Out Floyd Mayweather For Boxing Fight
Oscar De La Hoya suffered a split decision loss to Floyd Mayweather in 2007 and then decided to retire from boxing two years later.
Now 15 years later, he wants to have a rematch with the former undefeated champion.
“Personally, right now I’m not motivated because of COVID. I was actually in great shape and then COVID hit me, so my morale right now is a little low in terms of me fighting in the ring personally,” De La Hoya told TMZ Sports.
“But come January, I’m sure I will get right back into it and start training again and prepare myself mentally first. But I do want to get out there again, possibly Cinco de Mayo… Who knows, it could be Floyd Mayweather.”
The boxer-turned-promoter was scheduled to fight Vitor Belfort on September 11, but he contracted coronavirus just days before the highly anticipated showdown.
He was hospitalized until he recovered from the virus. Evander Holyfield replaced him, but had a rough outing and went on to get knocked out by Belfort.
De La Hoya, 48, has now recovered and has been working out regularly to keep himself in shape.
On the other hand, Mayweather is coming off an exhibition fight against Logan Paul. The fight ended in a no-contest.