What began as a nonchalant comment to media has transformed into a real comeback effort by Oscar De La Hoya. The 42-year-old De La Hoya hasn’t fought since 2008 but he feels as though he can compete with the current fighter at 154 lbs. All that he needs is his family’s blessing.
“Right now it’s 50-50,” said De La Hoya. “And the reason why I say 50-50 is because I have to sit down with my family, which I’m going to do next week, with my wife and kids, and seriously talk to them about the pros and cons.
As far as opponents are concerned, De La Hoya has two in mind for his 2016 return bout:
De La Hoya said, “Mayweather said he’ll finally give me a rematch, even though we had a rematch clause after our first fight. But I would like to see Mayweather fight (Gennady) Golovkin first, and then I’ll be ready (for the winner) next year. All I need is a few months. It would be sometime next year.”
The MGM Grand must be salivating with the possibility of having a Mayweather-De La Hoya rematch to open their new arena in May of next year. It’d also make for a pretty easy 50th win for Floyd Mayweather.