OSCAR DE LA HOYA has admitted the prospect of combating Gennady Golovkin is tempting him into a surprising comeback.
The 47-year-old retired from the ring following his defeat towards the legendary Manny Pacquiao 12 years in the past.
Oscar De La Hoya needs a return to the boxing ringCredit score: Handout – Getty
De La Hoya, an 11-time world champion in six weight lessons, revealed he’s poised to observe within the footsteps of Mike Tyson and return to the game.
And he has additional thrown gas on the fireplace by claiming a scrap is a ‘consideriation’.
Speaking to MSN, De La Hoya stated: “It’s a critical proposition. The primary motive is as a result of I like it and I miss it.
“Golovkin is a really robust fighter, however I’ve at all times stated if he fights Canelo yet another time, he’s very, very weak as a result of Canelo seemed wonderful [against Callum Smith].
“He seemed quick, he seemed robust. However, sure, he’s a consideration, Golovkin.”
A nine-year age hole exists between the fighters with Golovkin, 38, nonetheless very a lot an energetic fighter after beating Kamil Szeremeta final month.
De La Hoya has additionally being linked with fighting Marcos Maidana as well as Canelo following their acrimonious split.
GGG is 9 years youthful than De La Hoya Credit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Chatting with Fight Hub TV, the ‘Golden Boy’ stated: “I’ve at all times prided myself in combating the perfect, and why go after the second-best?.
‘Why not go after the man that beat [Canelo]? Why not go after [Floyd] Mayweather, as an illustration, in a revenge combat?
“That is one thing that is very intriguing. We’ll see how I really feel, after which we’ll take it from there.”