“I’ll Offer Floyd Mayweather a 100 Million Dollars” – Oscar de la Hoya Calls Out Floyd Mayweather for a Rematch

Published 09/22/2021, 7:18 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 13: Oscar De La Hoya speaking to the media during the CANELO VS. ROCKY Final Press Conference at Madison Square Garden Dcember 13, 2018 in New York City . (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)


Oscar De La Hoya looks to make his comeback to the boxing ring. Arguably one of the greatest fighters out of Mexico, De La Hoya came out of retirement to train for a fight against Vitor Belfort. However, days before the fight, De La Hoya contracted COVID-19.

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Since then, he has promised his fans he will return to the ring very soon. In a bid to bring Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather out of retirement, De La Hoya called him out. De La Hoya also offered Floyd 100 million dollars for a rematch as he walked towards his car after having dinner with his girlfriend.

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In an interview with TMZ, De La Hoya said, “And guess what? You know who I’m gonna call out for my next fight? Floyd Mayweather, I’ll offer Floyd Mayweather a 100 million dollars, let’s do it.”

‘The Golden Boy’ De La Hoya lifted his shirt up to show the interviewer his abs, saying he has maintained great shape. Another thing to note, De La Hoya looked like he’d had a few drinks while he was out to dinner. His girlfriend, Holly Sonders, held his hand and guided him towards the car. Trying to make sure he wouldn’t say anything inappropriate.

Triller scheduled De La Hoya to fight Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort. They set their fight up as the main card, calling it LEGENDS II. Evander ‘The Real Deal’ Holyfield came in as a last-minute replacement to De La Hoya.

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Oscar De La Hoya vs Floyd Mayweather

The pair fought once back in 2007. The fight went the distance and Mayweather won the fight via split decision and became the WBC super-welterweight champion of the world.

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Oscar De La Hoya has not fought since losing to Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao back in 2008. Floyd, on the other hand, kept much more active with his last professional bout against ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor back in 2017.

Most recently, he fought earlier this year in an exhibition match against YouTuber-turned-boxer Logan ‘The Maverick’ Paul at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Do you think Floyd should come out of retirement for a rematch against the Golden Boy? Who do you think would win?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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