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Lockdown takes it’s toll as McGregor agrees De La Hoya fight

The coronavirus lockdown is causing a few fighters to go stir-crazy, judging by the latest spat between Conor McGregor and Oscar De La Hoya.

On the back of boxing being stuck in a timewarp with impending returns for Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, Oscar De La Hoya threw his hat into the ring.

The Golden Boy boss stated he’d be able to knock McGregor out in just two rounds despite being SIXTEEN years his senior.

De La Hoya, a ten-time former world champion, made his statement as McGregor continues to pursue a rematch with Floyd Mayweather.

The ‘Money’ man is yet to accept the UFC star’s advances. Oscar De La Hoya then cut in to make his eye-gouging remarks.

McGregor vs De La Hoya

The Olympic gold medalist says he could finish the job against McGregor eight rounds earlier than Mayweather. This is despite far more inactivity than his ex-opponent.

For his part, McGregor has accepted. A move that has been greeted with skepticism.

I accept your challenge, Oscar de la Hoya,” said McGregor via social media. But judging by some of the Irishman’s recent posts, he may feel quarantine’s effects.

Some deleted UFC rankings and tweets have disappeared recently as McGregor continues enjoying family time without a fight.

UFC 249 takes place this weekend under controversial circumstances. McGregor is not scheduled to appear.

In his last fight, McGregor easily battered Donald Cerrone to erase the memory of a painful loss to Khabib.

When he does return to the octagon, it’s anyone’s guess who will be in the opposite corner. It certainly won’t be De La Hoya.

Oscar has no genuine interest in Conor McGregor other than berating his skills as a fighter. The pair don’t see eye-to-eye.

A recent venture into MMA ended badly for Oscar De La Hoya. The promoter has since gone cold on promoting Mixed Martial Arts.

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