The 44-year-old ex-boxer is now saying that he'd like to join Conor McGregor in another novelty boxing megamatch - and promises that he could beat the UFC champion easily. I know I could take out Conor McGregor in two rounds.
"So, when you're seeing someone that you're that close with, with two bad defeats and then has a great victory in front of his hometown crowd...he got a bit emotional, jumped in and he didn't realize that the fight had not actually been called". "I did contact the members of the ABC that does have him licence and I did inform them on what had occurred". Two rounds - that's all I need.
"I've been secretly training, secretly training", De La Hoya said. He added, "You know I'm competitive".
But De La Hoya last fought nine years ago, when he looked slow and sluggish against Manny Pacquiao, who forced the bigger man to quit on the stool.
With the event taking place in Dublin, McGregor cheered on Ward from ringside but was not listed as an official cornerman.More news: N.Korean Soldier Flees Through Hail of Bullets
'It's the personal relationship that the two of them share, ' Kavanagh said. Now a successful promoter of the likes of Canelo Alvarez and Miguel Cotto, the 44-year-old ridiculed the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor as more spectacle than competition. He claimed that Mayweather allowed McGregor to win a few rounds to make the event more compelling.
"I don't want to speak for him, but he's in shape and I'm sure he has been thinking about it", Eric Gomez, De La Hoya's best friend since childhood and president of Golden Boy Promotions, told ESPN of a possible comeback.
After grabbing headlines this past weekend for his in-cage misconduct during a Bellator MMA event, Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight titlist Conor McGregor released a brief statement on the matter Monday morning before deleting it. For the time being, McGregor does not have his next fight officially scheduled, in MMA or boxing.
"I've been working out for the last five months".