Oscar De La Hoya has sensationally called out Floyd Mayweather

Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya, 48, sensationally calls out old rival Floyd Mayweather for ‘the BIGGEST fight you can make today’… over 14 years after losing to the undefeated American

  • Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya has sensationally called out Floyd Mayweather
  • De La Hoya says the bout would be the ‘biggest fight that you can make today’
  • De La Hoya retired from boxing after he lost to Manny Pacquiao back in 2008
  • He was due to return to the ring to face former UFC champion Vitor Belfort
  • However, he contracted coronavirus and the fight was called off as a result
  • He has since recovered from the virus and is now eager to set up a fight for 2022 

Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya has sensationally called out Floyd Mayweather, claiming it would be ‘the biggest fight that you can make today.’ 

De La Hoya retired from boxing after he lost to Manny Pacquiao in 2008. He was due to return to the ring to face former UFC champion Vitor Belfort earlier this year, but the fight was cancelled when De La Hoya contracted Covid.    

De La Hoya has since recovered from the virus and is now eager to set up a fight for 2022. He believes Mayweather would be the perfect opponent as he is the ‘top P4P fighter in the world’.  

Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya (above) has sensationally called out Floyd Mayweather, claiming it would be ‘the biggest fight that you can make today’

The pair previously faced each other in 2007, with ‘Money’ winning by a split decision

Speaking to TMZ Sport about the opponent he would like to face on his return to boxing, De La Hoya said: ‘It could be Floyd Mayweather. 

‘It wouldn’t be an exhibition, with somebody like Floyd, it would be a real fight. It’s probably the biggest fight that you could make today that would generate tons of money, so that would be nice.’ 

De La Hoya (left) retired from boxing after he lost to Manny Pacquiao (right) in 2008 

He says Mayweather would be the perfect opponent as he is the ‘top P4P fighter in the world’

De La Hoya went on to say: ‘Look, he’s [Mayweather] the top P4P fighter in the world. Right now, he’s the best, whether he comes back or not. 

‘It would be a pleasure to be in the ring with him and just make a huge event out of it and a great fight for the fans. 

‘If after the holidays we can sit down and talk and (hopefully) make something happen.’

De La Hoya and Mayweather previously faced each other in 2007, with ‘Money’ winning by a split decision.   




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