“Oscar De La Hoya Returns” is one of the more notable headlines in boxing today. This news is coming from today’s Triller press conference for Ben Askren vs Jake Paul.
After a brief on-stage exchange with Snoop Dogg, Oscar De La Hoya announced his comeback to the ring for July 3rd. He literally delivered a mic drop moment before exiting the stage altogether.
The 48-year-old pugilist has not been involved in combative competition in close to thirteen years.
Oscar De La Hoya has put together a professional boxing record of 39-6 with 30 stoppages. The Olympic gold medalist crossed over into the pro ranks to amazing success. He captured world titles from junior lightweight all the way up to middleweight in the process.
Through his amateur and professional contests, De La Hoya has a history within the sweet science that spans three different decades.
De La Hoya has put together notable wins against Arturo Gatti, Julio Cesar Chavez, Pernell Whitaker, Hector Camacho, Ricardo Mayorga, and Fernando Vargas to name a few.
Oscar De La Hoya Returns
An opponent was not specified and neither was a weight category for the Golden Boy‘s return to competition this Summer.
Oscar De La Hoya has largely been focusing on promoting boxing events in the last few years. As opposed to donning the gloves and fighting himself.
It also seems unclear at this juncture as to which promotional entity will handle this July prizefight as well.
There are rumblings of De La Hoya possibly fighting for Triller.
Also though, there is the chance he tries to pull double duty. De La Hoya may attempt to promote his own bout under his Golden Boy Promotions banner.
Oscar De La Hoya last fought against Manny Pacquiao in December 2008 and Oscar was finished in the eighth round of that contest.
Who do you think Oscar De La Hoya’s comeback will be against this Summer?