Oscar De La Hoya Interested in Fighting Conor McGregor

Oscar De La Hoya may be next in line to fight Conor McGregor in the ring.

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After putting up a good performance against Floyd Mayweather and earning tons of money, Conor McGregor has sparked interest from other boxers as well. Now, Oscar De La Hoya said that he would be prepared to get out of the retirement to fight McGregor.

I know I can take out Conor McGregor in two rounds. I’ll come back for that fight.” – said De La Hoya. “Two rounds. Just one more [fight]. I’m calling him out. Two rounds, that’s all I need. That’s all I’m going to say. You heard it on Golden Boy Radio. Two rounds, that’s all I need.

Oscar De La Hoya retired in 2009 after 16 years of professional career. During that time, he won ten world titles in six different weight classes while also achieving lineal championships in three weight classes. During his amateur boxing career, De La Hoya won a lightweight gold medal at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.

It would be certainly interesting to see 44-year old De La Hoya back in the ring. He teased about coming from the retirement for a few times now, but that never came to fruition. His physical condition obviously wouldn’t be an issue since De La Hoya said he has been training.

You know I’m competitive. I still have it in me.” – De La Hoya explains. “I’ve been secretly training, secretly training. I’m faster than ever and stronger than ever.

Now it remains to be seen if Conor McGregor would be up for this challenge. During the promotion of his documentary Conor McGregor: Notorious, McGregor said that he seeks the opportunity to fight in UFC for the interim lightweight belt, but that there are many boxing opponents he would consider. With Oscar De La Hoya’s interest in fighting him, we can safely say that McGregor isn’t lacking business offers for the future.