Boxing legend Oscar de la Hoya confirms he’s retiring at the age of forty-eight and returning to the ring for the first time in 13 years in July … but Golden Boy’s mic drop featuring Snoop Dogg falls flat
- Oscar de la Hoya revealed that he will be making his comeback to boxing on July 3
- The Golden Boy has been teasing a comeback for a while since he retired in 2008
- He spoke to Snoop Dog at the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren press conference
- But his announcement didn’t go as planned because his microphone was faulty
- De la Hoya dropped the microphone before walking away after revealing his news
Oscar de la Hoya finally revealed that he will be making a comeback in boxing on July 3, but his announcement didn’t go to plan after fans struggled to hear him speaking into a malfunctioning microphone.
A world champion in six weight divisions, the 48-year-old has not fought for 13 years since being brutally stopped by Manny Pacquiao in 2008, but will pick up his gloves again this summer against an unknown opponent.
The Golden Boy had appeared onstage with rapper Snoop Dog at a press conference for Jake Paul’s fight against Ben Askren, asking the 48-year-old if he had any news.
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Oscar De la Hoya announced his comeback in boxing on Friday night along with rapper Snoop Dog
But the big reveal didn’t quite go to plan because his microphone was broken and his voice left muffled
He quietly told fans he would be back on July 3 before dropping his microphone and walking away
Snoop Dog asks De La Hoya ‘what are you in town for?’ before telling him, ‘I feel like something is missing. I keep seeing you in the ring, but I don’t see you in the ring. Talk to me.’
His response is muffled and almost inaudible, before he can be heard vaguely saying, “July 3, I’m making my comeback,” before dropping his microphone and walking away.
Snoop Dog later repeats to fans in the audience what De la Hoya had just announced – with the former boxer seemingly unaware of the technical issue.
The Golden Boy has built a successful career as a promoter since his retirement in 2008
De la Hoya finished with a fight record of 36 wins – 30 by knockout – and six losses. In December, he sparked fire around a possible return by admitting that he would like to face former opponent Floyd Mayweather in a rematch after losing Money in a split decision in 2007.
Now a successful promoter and leading top fighters like Ryan Garcia under his Golden Boy promotion banner, he said a comeback in boxing would be “ intriguing. ”
“I’ve always been proud of fighting the best, and why should I go after the second best?” De La Hoya went on to say Fight Hub TV
His last fight was a brutal defeat to Manny Pacquio at the MGM in Las Vegas
He teased the possibility of a rematch against former opponent Floyd Mayweather (L)
He also teased a possible clash with dreaded knockout artist Gennady Golovkin, saying it would be ‘easy’ to defeat Kazakhstan, who responded chillingly: kill it, I could grab it. ‘
‘Why don’t you go after the man who hit [Canelo]Why don’t you go after it [Floyd] Mayweather, for example, in a fight against revenge? That is a very intriguing thing. We’ll see how I feel, and then we’ll move on. ‘
Mike Tyson’s successful return to the ring in an exhibition match with Roy Jones Jr has set the precedent for former fighters to make money making comebacks – with Evander Holyfield admitting he might be tempted to return to the sport.