NI: Gilbert Espeña
MATAPOS ang matagumpay na laban kay undefeated champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. si dating six-division world champion Oscar de la Hoya naman ang hinamon sa lona ni UFC superstar Conor McGregor at nangakong hanggang dalawang rounds ang Irishman.
“In a shocking twist, six division world champion Oscar De La Hoya appeared on a radio show produced by his promotional company, Golden Boy Promotions, and stated that he’s been ‘secretly’ training for a comeback fight – hopefully against UFC superstar Conor McGregor,” ayon sa ulat ng BoxingScene.com.
Nagretiro si De La Hoya matapos magpilit na labanan ang noon ay WBC lightweight champion na si Manny Pacquiao ng Pilipinas at nakalasap siya ng malupit na 9th round TKO na pagkatalo sa welterweight limit na 147 pounds noong Disyembre 6, 2008 sa MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada.
“The statements from De La Hoya are shocking, because the Golden CEO was highly critical of McGregor’s pro boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather Jr. – which took place in August,” dagdat sa ulat.
“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…I’m calling him out. Two rounds!” diin ni De la Hoya na may kartadang 39-6-0 win-loss-draw na may 30 pagwawagi sa knockouts kumpara kay McGregor na may 1 talo sa professional boxing.