Oscar De La Hoya Admits Floyd Mayweather Sr. Is the Best Coach He Has Ever Had

Published 10/19/2021, 5:30 PM 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 a return to boxing. The former world champion is back in the spotlight after around 13 years away from the ring. Mike Tyson started the trend of comeback fights when he took on Roy Jones Jr back in 2020. Since then, legends of the sport have wished to come back to the ring.

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Oscar De La Hoya recently took to his Instagram to have a Q&A session with his fans. One of the fans asked ‘The Golden Boy’, “Was Big Floyd your best trainer?” to which De La Hoya plainly replied saying “Yes”. This is not the first time De La Hoya openly that Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather’s father was his best coach.

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Back in 2019, he spoke about why Mayweather Sr. was the best. “Sr. at the end of my career, like he gave me, he inspired me, he gave me motivation. I mean, he wouldn’t let me sleep in you know. He would yell at me, I mean, but that’s what I needed. I mean, I was already established, and he did wonders for me so, I appreciate that he says that.” De La Hoya said.

Sr. also offered to train De La Hoya for his fight against his own son Mayweather Jr. However, De La Hoya declined the offer. Now that De La Hoya looks to make a comeback to boxing, he may look to Mayweather Sr. again, to train him for his comeback fight.

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What’s next for Oscar De La Hoya?

De La Hoya looked to fight Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort earlier this year as his comeback fight. However, just days before the fight, they admitted De La Hoya to the hospital when he tested positive for COVID-19. Triller replaced De La Hoya with Evander ‘The Real Deal’ Holyfield for the main event.

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Now that De La Hoya has recovered and is back in training, he is looking for his next fight. De La Hoya already called out Floyd Mayweather for a fight and offered him $100 million dollars to fight him. Who do you think De La Hoya should fight next?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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