(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Oscar de la Hoya finally revealed he will be making a comeback to boxing on July 3 – but his announcement didn’t go to plan after fans struggled to hear him while he spoke into a faulty microphone.
The 48-year-old, a world champion in six weight divisions, has not fought for 13 years since being brutally stopped by Manny Pacquiao in 2008, but will be picking up his gloves again this summer against an unknown opponent.
The Golden Boy had appeared on stage with rapper Snoop Dog at a press conference for Jake Paul’s fight against Ben Askren, with the 48-year-old asked if he had any news to share.
De la Hoya finished with a fight record of 36 victories – 30 by way of knockout – and six losses. In December he stoked the fires around a possible return by admitting he would love to take on former opponent Floyd Mayweather in a rematch after losing to ‘Money’ in a split decision in 2007.
Now a successful promoter and managing top fighters such as Ryan Garcia under his Golden Boy promotions banner, he said a boxing comeback would be ‘intriguing’.
‘I’ve always prided myself in fighting the very best, and why go after the second-best?’ De La Hoya said on Fight Hub TV.
‘Why not go after the guy that beat [Canelo]? Why not go after [Floyd] Mayweather, for instance, in a revenge fight? That’s something that’s very intriguing. We’ll see how I feel, and then we’ll take it from there.’