Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya considering presidential run in 2020

Angelo Anderson
September 12, 2018

The California-born De La Hoya, 45, who holds both Mexican and American citizenship, responded in a news conference: “You know, its bad, awful whats he saying, what he stands for.

Boxing great Oscar De La Hoya says he is considering a run for United States president in 2020, potentially putting him in the political ring against Donald Trump - a man he has previously clashed with over golf cheating claims. "If Arnold (Schwarzenegger) can be governor, if Trump can be president, then why can't a Mexican American who won an Olympic gold medal, who's over 35 and a USA citizen, run for presidency?"

De La Hoya said.

"That's the beauty of our nation".

Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya said on Monday that he's launched a team to explore his changes at a presidential run. Im shocked. Im really shocked.”. The president later responded himself, saying De La Hoya lied and was merely trying to boost ticket sales for a bout he was promoting.

Nicknamed “The Golden Boy, ” De La Hoya represented the U.S.at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona bringing home no less than the gold medal. "And obviously, the biggest voice you can have is being president".


"It's real", he said of his plans to run, per the Times.

The 45-year-old said he would run as a Democrat during the next electoral cycle and believes his boxing promotional experience and personal wealth would help him obtain the necessary funding to sustain a tilt at the highest office in the land.

The boxer told The New York Times previous year that an advertisement for a Cinco de Mayo fight he was promoting that featured the fighters - both of Mexican descent - charging through a concrete wall was intended as a knock against Trump.

"As I got older, I get wiser", he said.

De La Hoya has not previously held elected office, but told TMZ that he's had "millions of people" suggest he should get into politics. "And as I get wiser, I get smarter. Because you can make a difference'".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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