Oscar De La Hoya says he is seriously considering running for president in 2020.
The boxer, who has no experience in politics, says he was inspired by the former president of reality become president of the United States Donald Trump and other celebrities who have hinted that they are interested in running for the highest office in the country. .
"Actually, I am very, very serious and I have a strong feeling that if Kanye West can do it and announce and perhaps provoke the world that he may one day want to run for president, why do not I?" He asked TMZ.
De La Hoya said that countless people over the years had told him he should go into politics.
Oscar De La Hoya says he is seriously considering running for president in 2020
"I've had literally, over the years, since I became a boxing professional, I've had millions of people tell me: 'Look, why do not you represent? Why do not you get up and Do you have a bigger voice? And, obviously, the biggest voice you can have is to be president. "
De La Hoya says his team is investigating the viability of his career and that, if successful, he will run.
He seems to be conservative and says he believes in representing the national anthem.
The moment of the titanic announcement is fortuitous since De La Hoya promotes the fight between Gennady Golovkin and Saúl & # 39; Canelo & # 39; Álvarez on September 15.
If De La Hoya decides to flee, he has some scandals in his past that could bubble up to hurt him.
In April of this year, the boxing legend found himself at the center of a supposed $ 2 million extortion plot.
The boxer, who has no experience in politics, says he was inspired by the former president of American reality Donald Trump.
Oscar De La Hoya says he's very serious & # 39; considering running for president in 2020 after Kanye West announced that he was also thinking about a career
It is believed that De La Hoya was the target of two women who posed as Instagram models to gain access to the star. According to several sources with knowledge of the situation, women, in their teens or early 20s, met De La Hoya on a dating website in February and began sending messages to Snapchat.
The billionaire former boxing champion and president of Golden Boy Promotions then invited the women to his luxury condo in downtown Pasadena, California. The property within the The Montana building, which De La Hoya acquired in 2017 for $ 2.65 million, has 4,150 square feet of luxurious interior space, three bedrooms, a patio and a cellar.
Once there, it is said that women had fun with the star before filming it on a cell phone in various "embarrassing" sexual situations. De La Hoya was apparently intoxicated, but aware that he was being filmed.
DailyMail.com learned that weeks later the women contacted De La Hoya and allegedly demanded $ 2 million to prevent the tape from being released. It is understood that the former boxer refused to pay or even negotiate, so the couple approached celebrity agent Kevin Blatt with the video.
The moment of the titanic announcement is fortuitous since La Hoya promotes the fight between Gennady Golovkin and Saul & # 39; Canelo & # 39; Alvarez on September 15. Gennady Golovkin (R) exchanges punches with Canelo Alvarez (L) during their fight in 2017
If La Hoya (pictured in 2017) decides to flee, he has some scandals in his past that could hurt him. In April of this year, the boxing legend found himself at the center of a supposed $ 2 million extortion plot
Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya, 45, is at the center of a $ 2M extortion plot after two women filmed him participating in "embarrassing" sexual acts. in his house
The content of the sex tape & # 39; shocking & # 39; supposedly includes De la Hoya totally naked playing the role of exhibitionist in front of two women, a blonde and a brunette, while in a scene you see women performing sexual acts with kitchen utensils.
Realizing that women may be trying to extort money from De La Hoya, Blatt says he rejected them. As a last attempt, the women also approached the ex-wife, actress and model of De La Hoya, Shanna Moakler.
DailyMail.com understands that Moakler, 43, was told that the tape would humiliate her and Atiana, his 19-year-old daughter with De La Hoya. And again, the women supposedly demanded $ 2 million.
Moakler immediately contacted De La Hoya and both decided to inform the authorities about the alleged extortion plan. It is understood that the case has now been referred to the FBI, which is investigating.
An FBI spokesman told DailyMail.com: "We can not confirm or deny the existence of an investigation." However, Hollywood agent Blatt said: "Yes, two women tried to extort Oscar De La Hoya, I was contacted by someone who claimed to be an Instagram model and she put me in touch with another girl.
"I had a meeting, I met the girl in Hollywood at a Coffee Bean, she was young and very scary, she was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and big glasses and she tried hard to hide, she gave me a fake name of Jessica.
Former De La Hoya actress and model Shanna Moakler (pictured in 1999) was also dragged into the investigation after the woman threatened to embarrass her and her daughter by releasing the tape.
The boxing champion shares a daughter with Moakler, Atiana, 19 (pictured)
He is currently married to Puerto Rican singer Millie Corretjer (photographed in 2006)
& # 39; Jessica showed me over an hour of clips from a sex video that allegedly showed Oscar De La Hoya. She said that she and her friend had already approached Oscar and demanded $ 2 million.
"I've seen many shocking videos in my time and this was incredibly embarrassing, but it was clear to me that Oscar had been created.
"The girls even took a picture of their driver's license to prove it was him, they knew what they were doing, almost as if they had done this before.
"In my opinion, it was an absolute extortion and I cut ties with them immediately."
Blatt said he approached the people of De La Hoya and is aware that the FBI is involved, adding that he would be willing to help with any investigation.
A source close to Moakler, who asked not to be identified, told DailyMail.com that the former Playboy model turned reality star was interviewed by FBI investigators for two hours on Monday. The source said that the incident caused much anguish to her and to De La Hoya.
"It was very intimidating, they said they wanted $ 2 million or they would release the tape everywhere," the source said. "But Shanna stood her ground and called her bluff, told them," Go ahead, release him, I do not care. "
"Then he immediately called Oscar and they decided to go to the authorities, now it is in the hands of the FBI, they have already interviewed Shanna.
De La Hoya invited the two women to his luxury condo in Pasadena, California, where they had fun with the boxer and filmed him in "embarrassing" sexual situations.
In one scene, women are seen performing sexual acts with kitchen utensils. Above is the boxer's kitchen
De La Hoya, 45, nicknamed & # 39; The Golden Boy & # 39; During his boxing career, he is an Olympic gold medalist and a winner of 10 world championships in various boxing weight categories.
The retired boxer later founded the boxing promotion company Golden Boy Promotions in 2002.
Golden Boy currently represents the world champion wrestlers Canelo Alvarez, Jorge Linares, Rey Vargas and Alberto Machado among a great stable of boxing talent.
DailyMail.com contacted Golden Boy Promotions requesting comments, but none was received. Moakler declined to comment.
De La Hoya is no stranger to this type of controversy. In 2007, she was subjected to a photo scandal when snapshots showed the champion dressed in fishnet stockings, panties and high heels.
Serbian stripper Milana Dravnel threw the photos and claimed that De La Hoya had cheated on his wife with her.
At the time De La Hoya camp claimed that it was not him in the photos and that the stripper was "out of money". His team even brought his own "photography expert," who said the snapshots were computer-generated fakes.
In 2007, she was subjected to a photo scandal when snapshots showed the champion dressed in fishnet stockings, panties and high heels.
Serbian stripper Milana Dravnel (left) threw the photos and claimed that De La Hoya had cheated on his wife with her. In 2011, New York model Angelica Marie Cecora (right) said she launched a depraved, transvestite and drug-driven orgy at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New York.
Dravnel, who launched the photos, later filed a $ 100 million lawsuit against De La Hoya claiming that he unleashed a smear campaign against her to prevent the photos from coming to light.
The case was settled later and in 2011 De La Hoya gave a full interview in which he admitted "I was" in the photos.
"Let me tell you, yes, yes, it was me," he told the Spanish television network Univision. During the interview, the beleaguered athlete also revealed his long battle against drugs and alcohol.
And then, in 2011, De La Hoya was hit with another lawsuit in which he claimed he threw a depraved, transvestite and drug-driven orgy at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New York.
New York model Angelica Marie Cecora, then 25, said the retired boxer wallowed in female underwear and went crazy with cocaine and sex toys, intimidating her and her friend when they tried to leave. But a judge eventually dismissed the $ 5 million lawsuit and ordered Cecora to pay De La Hoya's legal bills.
The judge also ordered that she and her lawyer pay a fine of $ 500 each for filing a "frivolous" lawsuit and said the allegations were baseless.
The representatives of De la Joya have not responded to requests for comments from DailyMail.com