Oscar De La Hoya Gears Up for a Resilient Return to the Ring

Published 04/20/2021, 3:00 PM EDT
HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 09: Boxer Oscar De La Hoya arrives at the World Premiere of Disney’s ‘McFarland, USA’ at the El Capitan Theatre on February 9, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)


After the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. exhibition fight, many retired bigwigs of boxing decided to lace up their boxing gloves and make their comeback to the ring. One such name in that list is the former kingpin of the sport, Oscar De La Hoya.

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Past few months, ‘Golden Boy’ has immersed himself in grilling boxing training and astonishing workouts. He credited Mike Tyson several times and asserted that the latter inspired him to turn his attention towards returning to the sport.

Recently, ES News released a training video of the former lineal champ, where he’s doing rigorous core workouts like a 20-year-old.

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This video struck every boxing fans’ eye as De La Hoya is seen putting his best shot in these preparations.

Moreover, he shares details of his progress on his official social handles to lure his fans.

‘Golden Boy’ last fought in 2008 against the Filippino Senator, Manny Pacquiao. Although the former lost this bout, he etched his name in the history books forever. Also, this fight is still regarded as a passing of the baton.

Ever since then, De La Hoya turned into a full-time boxing promoter and enjoyed the business vertical of boxing. But since then, the 48-year-old has developed a fresh interest in competing. He will now only look to take giant strides and give his best hit again.

Read – Mike Tyson Explains How His Children Use Their Education Against Him: “It Bothers Me Sometimes”

When is Oscar De La Hoya actually coming back to the game?

A few months back, ‘Golden Boy’ added that he will make his return to the game on July 3 against an undisclosed opponent.

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He was one of the most elite boxers of his time, and consequently, he’s keen on showcasing a snippet of his former self again.

Moreover, with his stern and sublime training regimes, it seems De La Hoya is ready to give it his all in his comeback.

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Also, it will be intriguing to see who he gets lined up with for his July 3 bout. The boxing fans will be glued to their TV screens to see how ‘Golden Boy’ fares on his return.

How excited are you to see De La Hoya back in action? What do you make of the hard work he’s putting in for his comeback?

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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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