Mayweather challenges De La Hoya: 'We can rock & roll in September'
Milan Ordoņez on Jun 18, 2015 10:56 AM
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Oscar De La Hoya recently made a highly unexpected career move when he announced his intent to make a return in boxing.
The 42-year old six-division world champion was even bold enough to call out knockout artist Gennady Golovkin. “GGG” is nine years his junior and holds an undefeated record of 33-0. 30 of those victories ended via knockout. 19 of those stoppages came before the fifth round.
While Golokvin has yet to respond to “The Golden Boy’s” statements, another man did step up to the plate.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will supposedly be fighting his final fight this September, to honor his six-fight contract with Showtime. While other names like Amir Khan, and very faintly, Manny Pacquiao are being eyed as Junior’s next possible opponents for the said date, “Money May” is looking to relive his 2007 against De La Hoya.
De La Hoya vs. Mayweather took place in May 2007, which was then billed as the most lucrative boxing match of all time. It generated a revenue of $130 million and garnered 2.4 million pay-per-view buys, which in turn, generated a revenue of $136 million.
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