Fighters have big egos. And boxers come out on top when it comes to this. And two of the biggest egos the sport has produced in recent history are non other than retired boxing champions Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather, and not necessarily in that order.
For those of you who can recall, It wasn’t that long ago that Oscar was blasting the Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Boxing match, referring to it as a danger to the sport—a fiasco. But now, in a shocking turnaround, De La Hoya has had a strange change of heart, and wants to be a primary participant in the same kind of sideshow that he so strongly condemned.
In case you didn't get me right, I Meant Oscar De La Versus Conor McGregor! Yes the golden boy wants a piece of the dangerous MMA fighter. He recently threw out a challenge to the Irish man, who lost to Floyd in 10 rounds a few months back.
And The golden boy is very serious. He even promised to knock out the UFC champion in Two rounds. Probably to outdo Mayweather's 10 round victory, and of course, to make huge pile of money in the process. But oddsmakers think such a fight would be very close.
You have to understand that De La Hoya, hasn’t fought since 2008, and is currently at an age where retired boxers are thanking their stars that they survived the years of brutality the sport is known for.
Oscar who was on Golden Boy Radio with Tattoo and the Crew revealed that he has been training and would beat McGregor in two rounds.
“I still have it in me. I’ve been secretly training. I’m faster than ever and stronger than ever,” De La Hoya said. “I know I can take out Conor McGregor in two rounds. I’ll come back for that fight. 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.”
That’s quite a drastic change in attitude for the former boxer who called the McGregor-Mayweather fight a “circus.” He was mostly upset that the two slid their fight in a few weeks before his megafight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.
the spotlight away from Golden Boy Promotions’ biggest fight of the year.
We know that Floyd and Oscar have a relationship that can be termed toxic at best. And this isn’t the first time since retiring that De La Hoya has entertained the idea of fighting. Two years back he was talking about facing Mayweather, shortly before 'Money' retired.
But the oddsmakers are not giving De La Hoya an easy win. But Just to show how far he would have to come to get a win after so many years out of the ring. Infact he is a slight underdog in the fight. One sportsbook has McGregor as a -125 favorite, with De La Hoya as a +105 underdog.
Of course he was a great fighter up until he retired. But at the age of 44 and out of the ring for 9 years, its no wonder the odds are against him.
When Floyd Fought Mcgregor he was 40 years old and had been out of the ring for almost two years. That's not the same thing by a long shot.