Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya is still very much interested in coming back to ring.
The former six division champion retired back in December of 2008, after suffering a one-sided stoppage loss at the hands of Manny Pacquiao.
During a recent interview with BoxingScene.com, De La Hoya named middleweight champion Gennadiy Golovkin as a target opponent.
But now, De La Hoya has set his sights on a grudge rematch with five division champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
De La Hoya lost a close twelve round split decision to Mayweather in 2007 – in the main event of a fight that generated he third highest pay-per-view buyrate in history.
Since revealing his desire to fight again, De La Hoya has been mobbed with questions pertaining to a possible fight with Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez, who recently parted ways with Golden Boy after a lengthy business relationship.
De La Hoya explains that he would rather fight the man who defeated Canelo in 2013, which is Mayweather.
“I’ve always prided myself on fighting the very best. And why go after the second-best [fighter]? Why not go after the guy that beat [Canelo]? Why not go after Mayweather, for instance, in a revenge fight? That’s something that is very intriguing. We’ll see how I feel and then we’ll take it from there,” De La Hoya told Fight Hub TV.
Mayweather retired from the sport in 2017, with a perfect 50-0 record, after stopping UFC superstar Conor McGregor in ten rounds.
The former five division world champion is scheduled to enter the ring again on February 20th, when he faces Youtube star Logan Paul in a pay-per-view main event – which is being fought as an exhibition. Mayweather, 43-years-old, took part in another exhibition back in December of 2018, when he blew away unbeaten kickboxer Teshin Nasukawa in the first round.
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