De La Hoya wants to fight again at 47


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De La Hoya wants to fight again at 47

The American decided to come out of retirement and is not willing to make just one exhibition. “I’m going to start training in the next few weeks,” he confirmed.

Oscar de la hoya confirmed that he is coming out of retirement at age 47 to return to the ring after his last fight in December 2008.

The winner of 11 world titles in six weight classes has not fought since the loss to Filipino Manny Pacquiao 12 years ago and currently remains an influential figure in the boxing world as a promoter.

“The rumors are true and I’m going to start training in the next few weeks,” he told ESPN on Wednesday.

The decision comes after Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr and Evander Holyfield also decided to return to the ring. However, De La Hoya says that exhibition fights don’t interest him.

“It’s a real fight. I miss being in the ring, I love boxing. Boxing is what gave me everything I have today, and I just miss it.”

“It’s been a long time, but actually my jab feels faster than ever. I have to make sure my conditioning is perfect, my health is good. And that’s going to happen in the next few weeks. So we’ll see,” he said. the American.

Photo: Getty Images.


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