Oscar de la Hoya says he'd come back to fight Conor McGregorsports Sporting News — firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom Gatto)
Oscar de la Hoya wants to fight one more time at age 44, and he wants his opponent to be Conor McGregor.
The Golden Boy is already talking trash about the UFC star, too.
"I still have it in me," de la Hoya said Monday on "Golden Boy Radio with Tattoo and the Crew" (per ESPN.com). "I've been secretly training, secretly training. I'm faster than ever and stronger than ever. I know I can take out Conor McGregor in two rounds. I'll come back for that fight. Two rounds. Just one more [fight]. I'm calling him out. Two rounds, that's all I need."
De la Hoya last fought in 2008, when he lost badly to Manny Pacquiao. He announced his retirement in April 2009.
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Last summer, de la Hoya ridiculed the idea of McGregor jumping into boxing and fighting Floyd Mayweather. McGregor didn't embarrass himself in the ring, but he was still outclassed and lost by TKO in the 10th round. It should be noted that, at the time, Mayweather-McGregor was taking the air out of the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin fight de la Hoya was promoting.
De la Hoya made it clear Monday that a fight against McGregor would be in the ring, not the Octagon.
"In the cage, he would freaking destroy me," de la Hoya said.