Floyd Mayweather Challenges Oscar De La Hoya to Come Out of Retirement and Fight Him (Video)

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Floyd Mayweather fought Oscar De La Hoya one time back in 2007, when the Golden Boy was 34 years old and in serious decline. Money, meanwhile, was just 30 at the time. So not surprisingly, he won.

Now, eight years later, and six years after De La Hoya retired, Floyd Mayweather has challenged De La Hoya to come out of retirement at the age of 42 and fight him again.

Check out the video, courtesy of Black Sports Online’s Kel Dansby:

Floyd Mayweather says He Will Fight Oscar De La Hoya in September @blacksportsonline

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Obviously this is a terrible idea that had absolutely zero chance of happening. Coming out of retirement after one or two years is one thing. But De La Hoya hasn’t fought anybody since losing to Manny Pacquiao in December of 2008. He’d get destroyed, and everyone knows it.

So why did Mayweather even bring it up? Just for attention. And because he likes to listen to himself talk.

In any case, De La Hoya didn’t waste much time rejecting the offer:

Split decision…

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So, who’s Floyd going to challenge next? Sugar Ray Leonard?

Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]

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