Oscar De La Hoya Announces He'll Make Professional Boxing Return July 3rd

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorMarch 26, 2021

Ten-time boxing title holder and boxing promoter Oscar de la Hoya walks down a hallway prior to an interview with one of his boxers, eight-time title holder Saul
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Oscar De La Hoya announced that he will be returning to the boxing ring on July 3 during a pre-fight press conference for the upcoming Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren bout:


.@OscarDeLaHoya just announced he is back in the ring on July 3rd! Who should Oscar fight in his return? @SnoopDogg @AlBernstein #TrillerFightClub Order on #FITE: https://t.co/c2XBM2rUWF https://t.co/kjmDABeVMz

Per TMZ Sports, De La Hoya made the announcement, dropped the mic and walked off stage. He did not announce an opponent.

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Ryan Kavanaugh, CEO of Triller parent company Proxima Media, told ESPN that Oscar De La Hoya’s July 3 comeback fight is likely to take place in Texas, potentially AT&T Stadium. Triller ideally wants a “big” UFC name for the opponent, Kavanaugh said.

De La Hoya won 11 world titles in six weight classes over his storied pro career, which spanned from 1992 to 2008. He now works as the Chairman and CEO for Golden Boy Promotions, a boxing and MMA promotion firm.

The Golden Boy won his first 31 fights and finished with a professional record of 39-6. His last match occurred in December 2008 against Manny Pacquiao, who won by TKO after De La Hoya did not come out for Round 9.

De La Hoya joins other fighters who have come out of retirement recently. That list includes Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., who fought to a draw during an eight-round exhibition boxing match last November.