Oscar De La Hoya insists he's 'considering' boxing comeback

‘I’m really considering it’: Oscar De La Hoya insists that he’s serious about boxing comeback as 47-year-old says he’s waiting to see what Mike Tyson does first

  • Oscar De La Hoya retired from boxing after losing to Manny Pacquiao in 2008
  • He has become a successful promoter but has also continued to tease a return 
  • The 47-year-old says he has the mentality and could get in the shape to fight   

Oscar De La Hoya insists he is seriously considering coming out of retirement to box again.

The 47-year-old, who won world titles in six weight classes, hung up his gloves in 2008 after he was defeated by Manny Pacquiao.

He has continued to tease a comeback over the past few years and says it could very well happen in the near future.  

Oscar De La Hoya insists he is seriously considering coming out of retirement to box again

‘I’m really considering it’, De La Hoya told The Ring. ‘It doesn’t matter [who I fight]. Anybody, anybody who is the best out there. I still have that mentality. It would be at 160 [for the weight]. If it’s at 154, maybe someone coming up from 147. Any top, top, top guy at 147. It doesn’t really matter.’

Heavyweight legend Mike Tyson has also been talking up a return to the ring and De La Hoya says he is waiting to see how that plays out. 

‘I actually want to see what Tyson does first,’ he continued.  I have been working out, I have been training, I have been staying in shape. 

‘Obviously, I’m not in fighting shape yet to go twelve rounds. I’m sure I could get there. We’ll see. I want to see Tyson perform, see how his reflexes are, see if he can go past three or four rounds. We’ll see and then I’ll make my decision.’

The 47-year-old (L) hung up his gloves in 2008 after he was defeated by Manny Pacquiao (R)


Share this article

Source: Read Full Article

Create Account



Log In Your Account