Thomas Hearns Reacts to Oscar De La Hoya’s Comeback: “They Can Have It”

Published 03/29/2021, 11:00 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)


The news of Oscar De La Hoya’s return to in-ring action has sent shock waves throughout the combat community and can urge several more pugilists to come out of retirement. In recent times, many boxers have walked the same path, including the likes of Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.

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While the idea may continue to allure many more former champions, the first-ever five-division titleholder, Thomas Hearns, isn’t ready for it. In a quick conversation with SnowQueenla, ‘Hitman’ expressed no desire to relinquish his retirement. Furthermore, he also reacted to the former champions coming back to the sport.

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Thomas Hearns said, “Do you think I am gonna comeback? No. I will let them have it, they can have it.”

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Considering that he is in his dotage, the 62-year-old Hearns doesn’t need to enter the squared circle. However, fans appear to have liked the idea of watching retired boxers lacing up the gloves again. So, De La Hoya’s return will possibly attract a lot of attention. But why is ‘The Golden Boy’ coming back?

Oscar De La Hoya- back to his Golden Spot

After losing to Manny Pacquiao in 2008, De La Hoya put a quell on his active career and devoted himself to developing the Golden Boy Promotions. While the promoter is as successful as a boxer now, he may have found the itch to fight.

Shane Mosley, blue trunks, fights Oscar De La Hoya, black trunks, during a 12-round WBC/WBA Super Welterweight Championship bout (154lbs) held a the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday September 13, 2003. Shane Mosely wins by unanimous decision. (Photo by Chris Polk/Getty Images)

Moreover, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr‘s successful stint has also compelled many to garner the lucrative PPV numbers. That said, De La Hoya is a popular name and a return under his own banner can be big.

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In the press conference of Jake Paul vs Ben Askren, several stars appeared and Oscar De La Hoya gave his mic-dropping statement by confirming the return on July 3. Although he didn’t pick up any opponent, it seems that ‘Golden Boy’ will face a big name from the MMA world.

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While the era thrives on popular names entering the boxing ring, it doesn’t seem that Oscar De La Hoya would struggle to find a relevant contender.

Do you think the multi-division champion needs to return at this point?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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