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Oscar De La Hoya Willing to Give One Fan a Memorable Vegas Christmas Experience in 2024 But There’s a Catch

Published 11/12/2023, 1:36 PM EST

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Oscar De La Hoya has thrown down the gauntlet to boxing enthusiasts with a challenge that could land them an invite to his Christmas party in Vegas in 2024. The task at hand? Predict the four biggest fights of the upcoming year. The King of matchups has been going above and beyond, making up exciting fantastical matchups. He recently envisioned a potential ‘Boxing Superbowl’ dropping names like Ryan Garcia, Shakur Stevenson, and Teofimo Lopez.

However, none of these bruisers have agreed nor denied the possibility of this ever happening. Nonetheless, bug-eyed ‘Golden Boy’ perseveres. Maybe it’s a saying in the boxing realm: promoters never sleep, nor do they stop dreaming. Now, let’s step into the shoes of a promoter and explore the matchups that could make 2024 a year to remember.

The fantasy world of Oscar De La Hoya

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Oscar De La Hoya posted a message on Twitter, sounding akin to a game master from The Hunger Games. He asked his fanbase to come up with some highly anticipated fantasy pairings for 2024. The prize? A Christmas party at his new mansion in Las Vegas. The catch? All predictions must happen in 2024. Posting to the X, the Golden Boy Promotions head honcho wrote, Pretend YOU’RE a promoter. What are the four biggest fights in 2024 that you would make? If you get all four right..and they really happen next year.I will invite you to my Christmas party at my new house in Vegas in 2024.”

His followers were eager to put out their predictions. Subsequently, the pairings that were thrown were a who’s-who in the boxing world. Even Oscar De La Hoya couldn’t have come up with these pairings, that’s for sure.

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However, it remains to be seen if he will follow through with his promise of a fantastic party for the one who gets the picks right. December 2024 is a long way from now, perhaps, lady luck will be in somebody’s favor. We would also love to have a look inside one of ‘Golden Boy’s fun parties. 

The Superbowl of boxing

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Oscar De La Hoya envisions a spectacular “Super Bowl of Boxing” mega event in February. The plan includes having Ryan Garcia face either Teofimo Lopez or the winner of the Devin Haney-Regis Prograis bout. Additionally, De La Hoya proposes matches like Shakur Stevenson against William Zepeda, Jaime Munguia versus Sergiy Derevyanchenko or Edgar Berlanga, and Kid Austin versus JoJo Diaz for the undercard. De La Hoya expressed excitement about the potential, emphasizing the grandeur of the event.

While the idea is enticing, logistical challenges and the need for substantial funding are acknowledged. Success hinges on various factors, including the outcomes of Garcia’s comeback fight in December against Oscar Duarte, as well as the December fights of Haney and Prograis, who might face difficulties returning just two months later. De La Hoya’s vision, if realized, could mark a nostalgic return to the era of boxing mega-events.

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In the dynamic world of boxing, where predictions are as unpredictable as the sport itself, these fantasy matchups paint a vivid picture of what could unfold in 2024. Oscar De La Hoya’s challenge adds an extra layer of excitement, turning speculation into a ticket to the hottest Christmas party in Vegas. The countdown to these potential blockbusters has begun, and only time will tell if these dream matchups will become a reality.

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Simona Isha Pereira is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. With a background in content creation, Simona thrives on the raw energy and riveting pre-game drama as much as the bouts themselves. One of Simona's defining moments in boxing occurred during the "Terence vs.
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