Promoter Oscar De La Hoya, appearing as the maiden guest on Golden Boy’s new radio show with ‘Tattoo and the Crew’, has called out Conor McGregor for a clash in 2018.
The 44 year-old last fought in 2008 when halted by Filipino great Manny Pacquiao but believes McGregor would be taken out should the Irish UFC star accept the offer.
“I will take out Conor, all I need is two rounds. I’ve never felt so good in my life,” said De La Hoya, who also confirmed he’d only accept the fight in a boxing ring.
It’s a far cry from a rematch with Mayweather for McGregor as talk of a potential grudge match with Paulie Malignaggi dies down,
‘The Notorious’ was stopped late by Mayweather when crossing over sports last August and has since caught the headlines for jumping into the octagon to celebrate a victory.
On the other hand, De La Hoya has been out of action for nine years, and despite talk of comebacks, nothing has ever materialized.
De La Hoya is now best known for handling the career of Canelo Alvarez but is a multi-weight world champion, a ten-time title holder and former Olympic gold medallist in his own right.
Whether McGregor, or Dana White would take him seriously is another matter entirely though as the latter puts plans in motion to cross over to boxing himself.
White is set to promote boxing matches in the near future, although it’s yet to be outlined whether that will include pushing any future McGregor bouts in the squared circle.
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