Oscar De La Hoya responds to speculation that he is coming out of retirement for a boxing match with Conor McGregor.
“The Golden Boy” brought about that talk himself, in fairness.
Not long ago he promised that it would take only two rounds for him to knock out Conor McGregor in a boxing match if he was given six months to train.
That came after he was highly critical of the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor boxing match in August, something De La Hoya insisted was detrimental to the sport of boxing.
Now De La Hoya has back-peddled on his initial McGregor fight talk, laughing it off saying:
“At 154lbs? Oh my God. My mind wants to do it – my body doesn’t let me. No, I love training actually. I was like a gym rat. I loved training. Honestly speaking I won’t do it. I can’t. So McGregor can sleep good at night. He doesn’t have to worry. It’s all good.”
McGregor has not indicated if he will be returning to combat sports period. Let alone a boxing ring following his Mayweather defeat.
Recently UFC president Dana White suggested that fans might never see McGregor back in any ring or form of combat sports again given the fact he earned over $100 million dollars from his bout with Floyd Mayweather.