Floyd Sr. on possible De La Hoya return: 'He can get past GGG'

Milan Ordoņez on Jun 08, 2015 03:03 PM
Floyd Sr. on De La Hoya return: 'He can get past GGG'
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In a highly unprecedented move, future boxing Hall-of-Famer Oscar De La Hoya publicly declared his intent to comeback out of retirement.

His opponent in mind: the man touted as one of the scariest fighters in the sport today, Gennady Golovkin.

Golovkin, of course, is nine years younger, and has won all 33 of his professional fights. 30 of those victories ended by knockout.

“If I ever come back, I’ll fight Triple G,” De La Hoya himself said, speaking in front of the cameras of TMZ.

“The Golden Boy” further revealed that the thought of a return has really been playing in his mind as of late.

“I’m thinking about it, but then I'm not thinking about it,” the 42-year old six-division world champion told FightHype. “I’m going to train a little bit and see what happens. I feel very motivated nowadays. I really have the desire to come back.”

De La Hoya last saw action in December of 2008, where he was at the receiving end of an eight-round beating courtesy of Manny Pacquiao. He immediately announced his retirement after the fight.

The boxing world, of course, gave their reactions on the said piece of news. The most surprising one came from none other than Floyd Mayweather Sr.

Watch the clip here, where other members of the Mayweather Boxing Club shared their thoughts as well.

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