Oscar De La Hoya training hard for July 3rd on Triller
By Dan Ambrose: Superstar Oscar De La Hoya posted a training video of himself working out on Instagram for his July 3rd comeback exhibition fight on Triller pay-per-view. De La Hoya says this is “Just the beginning” for him.
Fans can take De La Hoya’s message for whatever it’s worth. If this is “just the beginning” for the middle-aged De La Hoya, hopefully, the boxing world sees him involved in quality exhibition fights.
The 48-year-old former six-division world champion De La Hoya (39-6, 30 KO) still doesn’t have an opponent yet for the July 3rd date on Triller PPV, but there will be someone picked out soon for him to fight.
De La Hoya recently signed a multi-fight deal with Triller Fight Club, s we’re going to be seeing a lot of him moving forward. Oscar can potentially make millions from his exhibition fights on Triller pay-per-view.
With that money, De La Hoya can sink it into his promotional company Golden Boy Promotions so that they can stay competitive with Matchroom Boxing USA and Top Rank.
Last weekend, De La Hoya was one of the commentators for the Triller pay-per-view fight between YouTuber Jake Paul and Ben Asken in Atlanta, and he received a lot of unfavorable comments from fans on social media.
Many boxing fans said that De La Hoya sounded as if he were high or inebriated during the Jake vs. Askren event on Trilller, as he looked happy and he was slurring his words.
Hopefully, De La Hoya can put in a good training camp, lose weight and show some of the superb boxing ability that he was known for during his successful pro career.
The last time De La Hoya saw action was in 2008 in his eighth-round knockout loss to Manny Pacquiao. Although De La Hoya was only 34 at the time, he was arguably five years past his prime. De La Hoya faded early in his career.
At 29, De La Hoya was at the end of his best years when he defeated Fernando Vargas.
As far as De La Hoya’s comeback, he had mentioned earlier that he wanted to take on a top fighter in boxing.
But it now appears that he’s going to fight an MMA fighter instead, and it’s unknown whether Oscar will ever fight any top fighters from boxing again.
Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez was recently mentioned as a potential opponent for De La Hoya, but it’s possible that it’ll be another well known MMA guy rather than him
What fans don’t need is De La Hoya to be matched against Ben Askren-level former MMA fighters with no boxing ability, picked out after coming off of hip surgery, looking flabby and old.
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