Michael McClymont

40m in the past

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Oscar De La Hoya hasn’t fought in practically a decade, however the legendary boxer is prepared to come back out of retirement for one dream match.

“I do know I can take out Conor McGregor in two rounds. I am going to come again for that battle,” De La Hoya stated Monday on “Golden Boy Radio with Tattoo and the Crew.”

The 44-year-old stated he is been “secretly coaching” and claims to be “sooner than ever and stronger than ever.” He reiterated he’d solely want a brief period of time to eliminate McGregor, a champion blended martial artist who fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. in August.

“Two rounds. Only one extra (battle),” he stated. “I am calling him out. Two rounds, that is all I want. That is all I will say.”

De La Hoya hasn’t fought since retiring on his stool in a 2008 loss to Manny Pacquiao.

McGregor held belts in two weight lessons within the UFC earlier than his megafight with Mayweather.

De La Hoya spent a lot of the spring and summer time denouncing the crossover battle between McGregor and Mayweather, believing it disrespected the game of boxing. UFC president Dana White claims the occasion broke pay-per-view data, nevertheless, drawing 6.7 million buys worldwide.

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