Oscar De La Hoya Return Date and Potential Opponent Announced – Twitter Reacts to the News

Published 03/27/2021, 10:00 AM EDT
Oscar De La Hoya weighs in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for their upcoming fight on May 5, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will meet for Mayorga’s WBC Junior Middleweight Championship tomorrow night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/WireImage)


Oscar De La Hoya is one of the greatest boxers of his generation. The American won eleven world titles across six weight classes. After a successful career, ‘Golden Boy’ started his promotional company and became one of the biggest promoters in the world.

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Despite all this success, the desire to box has pushed De La Hoya to return to the sport. The former champion announced he was training for a comeback at the back end of 2020. And now, he finally has a date for his comeback fight.

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)

De La Hoya broke the news at the Jake Paul-Ben Askren press conference, and Marc Raimondi from ESPN was the first to reveal the details. He claimed Triller CEO Ryan Kavanaugh is good friends with De La Hoya, and the pair are working towards a return for the champion on July 3.

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Moreover, he reported that they are looking for a ‘Big’ UFC name for the former champion’s comeback. Raimondi also revealed that the possible venue for the bout would be the famous AT&T Stadium in Texas (home of the Dallas Cowboys). He also included that De La Hoya has a multi-fight deal with Triller, and thus, it would not be a one-off bout for the former champion.

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Twitter reacts to the return of Oscar De La Hoya

The news was not as surprising since it was no secret that De La Hoya wanted to make a comeback. However, many big names, including the likes of Manny Pacquiao, took to Twitter to react to the news.

Pacquiao simply posted a video of their bout in which the Filipino retired the former champion with a vicious knockout.  

De La Hoya got his first volunteer as an opponent, with UFC featherweight Cub Swanson offering to fight him.

Reporters and Journalists also had a field day and reacted to the announcement from De La Hoya.

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What do you make of this news regarding Oscar De La Hoya? Do you think he has made the right decision? And which UFC fighter do you think he should take on next?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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