Oscar de la hoya is willing to emulate the achievements of George Foreman Y Bernard Hopkins, and wants to be crowned world champion again, surpassing the 44-year-old barrier.
“He already did George Foreman, already did Bernard Hopkins, maybe it’s my time to do it, ”said the Golden Boy. “It is difficult and very hard on my body. I’m 48 now, but this route is much more different and simple ”.
Foreman he stopped his career between 1977 and 1987 and returned at the age of 38. However, his coronation occurred until 1994 when he defeated Michael moorer.
George He was champion like that at 45 after 7 years of his return to the maximum boxing scene. His glory did not last so long, since days later the scepter of the AMB for refusing to defend him before Tony tucker.
While, Bernard Hopkins twice exceeded the barrier imposed by George Foreman, but he was never far from the ring in his 28-year career.
In 2011 he beat Jean pascal at 46 to stay with the light heavy belt of the CMB
and a couple of years later, at the age of 48, he defeated Travoris Cloud to be crowned by the FIB.
Unlike Hopkins, From the pot has been inactive for almost 13 years since his defeat with Manny pacquiao in 2008. However, Oscar he has faith in his ability and is excited to have a chance to win another title again.
“If I am going to return to the ring and put my life at risk I have to go with everything,” he said. “I have nothing against (Vitor) Belfort, I know he’s going to throw some punches and it’ll hurt the next day, but come on, it’ll be fun. This is what I miss the most, coming back and feeling that emotion. My mentality now and my way of training motivate me to achieve that new title “
From the pot has stated that its intention is to find a world champion for the celebrations of May 5, 2022.
Although it has launched open challenges to Saúl “Canelo” ÁlvarezIt is hard to believe that he is going to get into the ring against the reigning super middleweight champion for the WBO, WBC Y AMB.