Oscar De La Hoya, 47, Says Fighting Again Is ‘Very Intriguing’

Oscar De La Hoya hasn’t fought since losing to Manny Pacquiao 12 years ago, but suddenly, the idea of a return seems to be tempting him.

More specifically, De La Hoya admitted a fight against Gennady Golovkin could potentially bring to him back to the ring. Forget the fact De La Hoya is 47-years old.

“The main reason is because I love it and I miss it,” he told MSN. “But, yes, he is a consideration, Golovkin.”

De La Hoya said something similiar to Fight Hub TV.

“(A bout vs. Golovkin) is something that’s very intriguing,” he said. “We’ll see how I feel, and then we’ll take it from there.”

Golovkin, 38, boasts an overall record of 41-1-1 and is coming off a win over Kamil Szeremeta on Dec. 18 to retain the IBF and IBO middleweight titles. De La Hoya, whose first major fight took place nearly 29 years ago, holds an record of 39-6.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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