Sports De La Hoya: I'll come back to fight Conor McGregor

01:36  15 november  2017
01:36  15 november  2017 Source:   theScore

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  Conor McGregor favored in potential boxing match with Oscar De La Hoya Conor McGregor favored in potential boxing match with Oscar De La HoyaDe La Hoya, who hasn’t fought since 2008, said on Golden Boy Radio with Tattoo and the Crew that he has been training and would beat McGregor in two rounds.

Oscar De La Hoya says he would come out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor . McGregor is yet to decide on his next move after losing to Floyd Mayweather in August. 'I know I can take out Conor McGregor in two rounds. I ' ll come back for that fight .

“You know I’m competitive,” De La Hoya said. “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 .

Oscar De La Hoya hasn't fought in nearly a decade, but the legendary boxer is willing to come out of retirement for one dream match.

"I know I can take out Conor McGregor in two rounds. I'll come back for that fight," De La Hoya said Monday on "Golden Boy Radio with Tattoo and the Crew."

Oscar De La Hoya wearing a suit and tie© Ethan Miller / Getty Images Sport / Getty

The 44-year-old said he's been "secretly training" and claims to be "faster than ever and stronger than ever." He reiterated he'd only need a short amount of time to dispose of McGregor, a champion mixed martial artist who fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. in August.

"Two rounds. Just one more (fight)," he said. "I'm calling him out. Two rounds, that's all I need. That's all I'm going to say."

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”I know I can take out Conor McGregor in two rounds. I ’ ll come back for that fight . This would be a boxing match if McGregor chose to fight De La Hoya . The Golden Boy Promotions CEO has no interest in fighting McGregor or any other fighter in the octagon.

De La Hoya labeled McGregor ’s fight with Mayweather as an insult to boxing, but now seems to be keen on facing the UFC star himself. ‘I know I could take out Conor McGregor in two rounds. I ’ ll come back for that.

De La Hoya hasn't fought since retiring on his stool in a 2008 loss to Manny Pacquiao.

McGregor held belts in two weight classes in the UFC before his megafight with Mayweather.

De La Hoya spent much of the spring and summer denouncing the crossover fight between McGregor and Mayweather, believing it disrespected the sport of boxing. UFC president Dana White claims the event broke pay-per-view records, however, drawing 6.7 million buys worldwide.

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