Oscar De La Hoya Seeking Advice From Mike Tyson For Comeback
Oscar De La Hoya wants to pick Mike Tyson’s brain if he decides to go through with comeback plans.
De La Hoya is looking to make a return to the boxing ring at some point. The former multi-division world champion has said that if he does return, he wants to face elite competition. He’s even expressed interest in fighting current IBF and IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin.
During an interview with Fight Hub TV, De La Hoya said that he’d like to seek out the advice of Tyson for his comeback (via Bad Left Hook).
“I’m thinking about it, yeah, absolutely. I do wanna talk to Mike Tyson about how he felt, just his philosophy on why he did it, how he did it — because he looked phenomenal. He looked great. For a guy who’s 54, 56 years old, he looked in amazing shape. Yes, his timing might’ve been off just a bit but he looked good. And so I was very happy for him and I would love to pick his brain on just the process, and how it took him to get to that mind frame, to the level.
“So we’ll see after that conversation how I feel. But yeah, I’m in shape, I’m actually running every single day. I feel great. I’m at about 169 right now, so I think I can get down to 154. So we’ll see.”
Tyson recently returned to the ring for an exhibition match. He went one-on-one with fellow boxing legend Roy Jones Jr.
De La Hoya has been out of the ring since December 2008. He was stopped by Manny Pacquiao before the start of the ninth round.