Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Oscar De La Hoya training in secret, calls out Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor GETTY Conor Mc Gregor has his hands wrapped before his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr
Kristopher Love | 14 November, 2017, 18:41

I think it meant a lot for them to have him at their show, and they didn't think about what would happen if things boiled over.

De La Hoya did say that if a fight could be made it would have to be in the ring as he had no intention of meeting McGregor in the cage, where he admitted "he would freaking destroy me".

De La Hoya, on the other hand, has been involved in some of the most lucrative fights of the century.

It was here that McGregor was expected to take on Tony Ferguson in a lightweight unification fight and following the news this may not now be going ahead, the interim champion took to social media to voice his thoughts.

"Safety is the most important thing for the fighters that are down". Just 29 years old and a pro-fighter since 2008, with 15 wins by knock out under his belt, McGregor is an icon to his faithful fans who remain absorbed by his peerless skill, his fearless attitude and his infamous swagger. You heard it on Golden Boy Radio.

In a left field pronouncement Oscar De La Hoya, a long since retired legend, declared that he had been training in secret and wanted one last fight against UFC star Conor McGregor of all people.

"I'm faster than ever".

'Two rounds, that's all I need.

Mark Goddard attempted to stop Mayweather from celebrating inside the ring leading to ugly scenes where the Irishman pushed the referee up against the cage before being escorted out of the arena.

"Let's get it straight: In the cage, he would freaking destroy me". [My confidence] is how I feel now from my training.

When rumors started firing around a year ago about the possibility of McGregor boxing, De La Hoya talked about having the UFC star fight his boxer, Canelo Alvarez.

Oscar De La Hoya, a 10-time world title victor and former pay-per-view giant, has teased the idea of a possible return to the boxing ring. "I don't know what it is, but I'll tell you now that I've never felt so good before in my life".

McGregor - who remains under contract to UFC - is yet to respond to De La Hoya's comments.