Oscar De La Hoya says he'll come out of retirement to fight Conor Mcgregor and will win.
Oscar De La Hoya has called out McGregor and said he will come out of retirement to fight him. Oscars last match was April 2009 when he retired,ending any speculation about a potential fight with Julio César Chávez Jr. Oscar said "I know I can take out Conor McGregor in two rounds. I'll come back for that fight," De La Hoya said Monday on "Golden Boy Radio with Tattoo and the Crew." It's uncertain if he is planning a match but he is known for promoting his own events.
De La Hoya's amateur career included 234 wins, 163 by knockout, and six losses. Of those six losses, two came at the hands of Shane Mosley. In 1989, he won the National Golden Gloves title in the bantamweight division. In 1990, at the age of 17, he won the U.S. National Championship at featherweight and was the youngest U.S. boxer at that year's Goodwill Games, winning a gold medal. The joy of victory was tempered by the news that his mother, Cecilia, was terminally ill with breast cancer. She died in October 1990, expressing the hope that her son would one day become an Olympic gold medalist.
With the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona approaching, De La Hoya turned his mother's dream into a strong focus for his training. After an upset victory in the first round over the Mexican boxer Julio Gonzalez, De La Hoya defeated German boxer Marco Rudolph to win gold. The U.S. media publicized his quest to fulfill his mother's dying wish and dubbed him with the nickname "The Golden Boy", which has remained with him throughout his career.