Oscar De La Hoya says, 'I'd take McGregor in two'

Annette Crawford
November 18, 2017

Boxing Hall of Famer Oscar De La Hoya remains confident that he still can handle himself in the ring. I love yous all! The boxing world condemned the fight as a farce, a cash-grab and a disrespect to those at home who were being lulled into thinking that an 0-0 fighter would ever take down a man who may well have been the greatest to ever do it.

In a post on Instagram, McGregor said: "While trying to support a loyal teammate and friend, I let my emotions get the best of me and acted out of line". "What's going to happen?"

Even though a title defense never materialized while McGregor held the featherweight strap, those in the lightweight division were hopeful for the return of McGregor in the hopes that his return would get the division moving again. So that's my beef.

"You know I'm competitive", the 44-year-old De La Hoya said on "Golden Boy Radio with Tattoo and the Crew", a daily digital radio show. I've been secretly training, secretly training. I'm faster and stronger than ever.

"It will probably take a couple of years and we are likely to see a Conor-Mayweather two regardless of how many people are going to say 'Chael, you're wrong on that'". Two rounds. Just one more [fight]. "I don't think we're going to see Conor back in that ring until Mayweather goes through his money, which is going to happen".

Conor Mc Gregor Oscar De La Hoya
GETTY Conor Mc Gregor has been called out by Oscar De La Hoya

"We'll need two to three years to see if I'm right but Mayweather will be back so if Conor's still hot at the time, Mayweather will still be hot".

Now, with us firmly back onto the straight-and-narrow as far as the fight-game is concerned (for the most part), the legendary Oscar de la Hoya, someone who was extremely vocal in his opposition of last August's "Money-Fight", revealed recently that he was, in fact, training for a showdown with McGregor - a fight that would be his first in nearly ten years, in the unlikely event that the Irishman does indeed choose to bite.

"This guy. he trashed our fight, he sent an open letter to the fans encouraging them not to buy our fight". You're not Floyd, you're not Floyd.

De La Hoya has not fought since dropping a one-sided eighth-round knockout loss to Manny Pacquiao on December 6, 2008.

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