Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya wants some of that Conor McGregor money.
In recent days, De La Hoya has gone on record saying he believes he would be able to dismantle the UFC lightweight champion in the boxing ring. The 44 year old is even adamant that he would finish McGregor quicker than Floyd Mayweather was able to.
De La Hoya, despite not fighting since 2008, appeared on Golden Boy Radio to issue his callout to the brash Irishman.
“You know I’m competitive. I still have it in me,” De La Hoya said, via ESPN.
“I’ve been secretly training, secretly training. I’m faster than ever and stronger than ever. I know I can take out Conor McGregor in two rounds. I’ll come back for that fight. Two rounds. Just one more [fight]. I’m calling him out. Two rounds, that’s all I need. That’s all I’m going to say. You heard it on Golden Boy Radio. Two rounds, that’s all I need.”
This is the same man who said Mayweather-McGregor was disrespectful to boxing, but when you think you can cash in on a big pay day anyone’s tune will quickly change.
Will McGregor respond to the challenge? Maybe.
Does anyone really have any interest in watching a 44-year-old boxer who was 3-4 in his last seven fights and clearly a step slower back in the ring a decade after his last fight? I think I can speak for most combat sports fans when I say we will pass.