Oscar De La Hoya admits an opportunity to fight Floyd Mayweather again would be appealing.
Back on May 5, 2007, De La Hoya and Mayweather shared the ring for the WBC Light-Middleweight Title. After 12 rounds of action, Mayweather was awarded the split decision victory. The bout was a major success, raking in 2.4 million pay-per-view buys.
Fast forward to the end of 2020 and De La Hoya plans on making a comeback sometime in the new year. The “Golden Boy” spoke to Fight Hub TV and said he’d be interested in throwing leather with Mayweather again (h/t Drake Riggs of BJPenn.com).
“I’ve always prided myself in fighting the very best, and why go after the second-best? Why not go after the guy that beat [Canelo]? Why not go after [Floyd] Mayweather, for instance, in a revenge fight? That’s something that’s very intriguing. We’ll see how I feel, and then we’ll take it from there.
“I would definitely think about [fighting Canelo]. But my eye is on a bigger prize. For any fight that you might have lost or that was close or whatever, it’s always gonna be a thorn. I strongly feel that with the way I’m feeling and the way I’ve been training and the way things are unfolding, it could be very interesting.”
The holdup may be in the different paths De La Hoya and Mayweather are on. De La Hoya insists that his return is the real deal and he’s looking for big pro bouts. Mayweather is retired and he’s sticking with exhibition bouts. He’s scheduled to take on YouTube star Logan Paul on February 20 in an exhibition affair.