View Full Version : De La Hoya Might Return to Ring Two More Times

10-27-2005, 08:23 AM
Oscar De La Hoya, at a casino to pump up a fight card featuring four title bouts, confirmed Wednesday that he'd like to have two more fights before concluding a career that saw him win six world titles.

De La Hoya, who hasn't fought since being knocked out by Bernard Hopkins 13 months ago, is still the WBC's top-rated super welterweight contender. But he is spending more and more time with his Golden Boy Promotions, with Hopkins now a partner.

The 32-year-old boxer told reporters he'd like to fight Ricardo Mayorga, champion of the WBC 154-pound class, this summer - but at 147 pounds as a welterweight. That's a division in which De La Hoya (37-4) hasn't had a fight since 2001.

He said his pride was at stake in his plans to return to the ring.


10-27-2005, 12:18 PM
That's old news, he's been saying this for a year now. He's always said he plans for 2 more fights, the first in Spring 2006!

10-27-2005, 12:29 PM
Of course he his, none of these "retired" athletes can hang it up. Besides, the way he went out, he needs a good two fights to wipe peoples minds clear.

10-27-2005, 01:08 PM
De La Hoya never retired so no need to hold him in the same regard as someone who can't let go of a past life so to say. We all knew De La Hoya would fight, it's just a matter of who. I don't like the Mayorga fight. Trinidad punished him so for me there's no reason for De La Hoya to take that fight. I've heard Mayweather, Zab Judah, Winky Wright, and a re-match with Vargas as possibility's for De La Hoya. I think anyone of those fights generates much more excitement then Mayorga, although De La Hoya may just use him as a warm up match like Trinidad did before he steps in the ring with one of the top contenders!