Just weeks before the Conor McGregor Fight against Floyd Mayweather Oscar De La Hoya took to his social media accounts talking about how the fight was a clown act and bad for boxing, but in a recent interview he now wants to fight McGregor and come out of Retirement. Oscar said in a post, "To my fellow #boxing fans:I write in the hopes that together we can protect the sport of boxing.With each passing day, it looks more and more likely that the circus known as Floyd Mayweather Vs. Conor McGregor will be coming to town in the near future.As undercard fights start to take form, athletic commissions give their blessings in exchange for millions of dollars and the fighters start counting even more cash, one group will eventually be left to make sure this farce doesn’t occur.We, the fans, who are the lifeblood of our sport.
Oscar went on to say Boxing is starting to dig out of the hole that Floyd and Manny Pacquiao shoveled by waiting seven years to put on a fight that ended up being as dull as it was anti-climactic.2017 has started off as a banner year for boxing. Joshua vs. Klitschko; Thurman vs. Garcia; Golovkin vs. Jacobs; Canelo vs. Chavez. All four of these fights – and many more -- have brought the fight game back and reinvigorated interest from the ever-elusive casual fan.But if you thought Mayweather/Pacquiao was a black eye for our sport – a matchup between two of the best pound-for-pound fighters that simply didn’t deliver -- just wait until the best boxer of a generation dismantles someone who has never boxed competitively at any level – amateur or professional.Our sport might not ever recover.
Well Floyd has had enough, he said " Isn't this the same guy who took to social media to protest the fight but now he wants to go against McGregor!" Floyd than says, "He Must be on Cocaine Again,and that he carried McGregor in the fight and made it look good for everybody. This only adds to the fuel as many fans have speculated that the Mayweather and McGregor fight was setup just to make money. Oscar Said in his protest "I fully understand the initial attraction from any fan of combat sports. McGregor is almost certainly the best pound-for-pound MMA fighter. Floyd is Floyd — the most dominant boxer of his time.But success in one sport does not guarantee success in another. Far from it. And let’s be clear, these are two different sports -- from the size of the gloves fighters wear, to the size and shape of the ring, to the fact the one sport allows combatants to use their legs to strike.
Oscar than says, "Think about it, beyond Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders, what other athlete has successfully competed in two sports in the modern age? And Jackson and Sanders both played both baseball and football throughout their high school and college careers before going professional.Furthermore, it’s not like McGregor would be fighting a good fighter, let alone a mediocre one. He would be fighting the best. To use a bit of an extreme analogy, I happen to be a pretty good golfer. Could I potentially hold my own on one of the second-tier tours? Maybe. But would I be able to compete with Rory McIlroy, Jordan Speith or Sergio Garcia? Of course not. Nor would I think to try.Floyd’s and Conor’s motivation is clear. It’s money. In fact, they don’t even pretend it’s not. But it’s also a lack of consequences for when the fight ends up being the disaster that is predicted. After this fight, neither of them will need us anymore. Floyd will go back to retirement -- presumably for good this time with another nine-figure paycheck -- and Conor will go back to the UFC.
De La Hoya, with his sparkling image and bigger name at the time, made $52 million to Mayweather’s $25 million, which also made it the biggest payday in boxing history.Great fights typically are preceded by great animosity, and Mayweather got the ill will rolling during a promotional appearance with De La Hoya on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles claiming he was under paid for the fight. Since then tensions between the two promoters and boxers has continued and it seems as though they conitnously throw jabs at each other. De La Hoya entered the ring 38-4 but had lost two of his previous four bouts. His ring rust also showed, as he was fighting for only the third time in 32 months. Retirement clearly was on the horizon, and after this, he fought only twice more.Mayweather had yet to adopt his “Money” nickname and was referenced as Pretty Boy Floyd when Michael Buffer made the ring introductions. Elusive as ever for 12 rounds, Mayweather kept his prettiness intact while De La Hoya chased him, usually with little success. As with all his flights FLoyd Mayweather won in a unanimous decision and his running style of boxing one him the match. Oscar and De Loya beef will always continue as one of boxing's top conflicts of all time.