Floyd Mayweather Doubtful About Oscar De La Hoya’s $100 Million Offer

Published 09/25/2021, 9:50 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. addresses the media during the post-fight news conference after his unanimous decision victory against Manny Pacquiao in their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)


Floyd Mayweather had many foes in the past, but one of his biggest rivals back then was Oscar De La Hoya. Both these men, in their prime, were at the peak of the sport, and there wasn’t much of a difference in their weight classes. Hence, they wished to see Mayweather and De La Hoya in the ring once.

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The fans got their wish as the duo shared the ring in 2007 in a WBC super-welterweight title fight. Mayweather won this fight fair and square and De La Hoya retired from the sport a year later.

Now, 14 years later, ‘Golden Boy’ called out Mayweather for a $100 million fight. As per TMZ Sports, Mayweather is ready to battle De La Hoya, but he’s doubtful about whether ‘Golden Boy’ can offer that much money.

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De La Hoya, over the past few months, stayed in the limelight as he was all set to make his boxing return. The boxing great was set to fight on Triller’s main event on September 11 against Vitor Belfort, but as he contracted the coronavirus, he had to withdraw from the fight.

Now, Triller is looking to re-book his fight with Belfort, but De La Hoya’s ultimate aspiration lies in facing his old foe, Mayweather.

‘TBE’ hung up his gloves in 2017 from the pro-boxing side. However, he has had two lucrative exhibition bouts after that. That said, if De La Hoya proves that he can offer Mayweather $100 million, the latter might lace up the gloves again.

Floyd Mayweather vs Oscar De La Hoya 2 – Will it really happen?

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For now, there’s no genuine news on whether this fight will really come to life. Despite it just being hinted at, boxing lovers will be thrilled at the ongoing speculations. This is because fans know the skill sets both these fighters have and what have they accomplished in their decorated careers.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: Referee Robert Byrd stops the fight in round 10 with a TKO of Conor McGregor by Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

As a result, if this fight happens, it would unquestionably shatter some PPV records. Hence, it’ll be interesting to see what happens next between this pair.

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Do you think that this fight will happen? It would be significantly better than some other exhibitions, as both pugilists are still in their 40s.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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