It seems like not only MMA fighters but athletes from other combat sports calling out UFC lightweight champ Conor Mcgregor.
Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya has been making rounds as of late when he said he would come out of his retirement to fight Conor McGregor in a boxing match. To remind you Oscar left his pro boxing career behind in 2008 after suffering a loss to Filipino professional boxer Manny Pacquiao.
De La Hoya appears in a recent interview with ESPN:
“You know I’m competitive,” De La Hoya said in a recent interview with ESPN. “I still have it in me. I’ve been secretly training, secretly training. I’m faster than ever and stronger than ever. I know I can take out Conor McGregor in two rounds.
“I’ll come back for that fight. Two rounds. Just one more [fight]. I’m calling him out. Two rounds, that’s all I need. That’s all I’m going to say. You heard it on Golden Boy Radio. Two rounds, that’s all I need.
“Let’s get it straight: In the cage, he would freaking destroy me. He would freaking destroy me. Only in the ring,” De La Hoya said. I’ve been working out for the last five months. [My confidence] is how I feel now from my training. I don’t know what it is, but I’ll tell you now that I’ve never felt so good before in my life. Every day just keeps getting better. Life is good,” De La Hoya said. “Life is a struggle; life is hard. It’s not all peaches and cream, but life is life, and you have to think about the solution of what you have to do to keep walking.”
Boxing legend stated that he just need as short two rounds to win by knockout.
Originally he callout Mcgregor during his appearance on Dash Radio.
“You know I’m competitive. You know I still have it in me. I’ve been secretly training. Secretly training. I’m faster than ever and stronger than ever. I know I could take out Conor McGregor in two rounds. I’ll come back for that fight. Two rounds. Just one more. I’m calling him out. Two rounds. That’s all I need. That’s all I’m going to say.”
So TMZ tabloids decided to confirm if he is serious about this call. Thus they reached out to the boxing legend Oscar himself.
“Do you not see me that I’m in shape?” De La Hoya said in response, and afterward paraphrasing a line from Guns N’ Roses’ “Paradise City.”
Courtesy of TMZ news: