Oscar De La Hoya adds Alvarez to Mayweather on his fight wishlist After Vitor Belfort

The returning boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya is aiming high with his upcoming comeback. Weeks after claiming he wanted to rematch Floyd Mayweather Jr. he has also identified current pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez as a future opponent.

Returning in an exhibition bout against former UFC star, Vitor Belfort, in September, De La Hoya has made his intentions known to challenge the biggest name available after Belfort.

Since his retirement, he has shifted his attention to being one of boxing’s biggest promoters, staging huge fights featuring some of the sport’s most sterling profiles.

Targeting the current super-middleweight champion as a potential foe.  De La Hoya is inspired by Mike Tyson’s comeback.

“You inspired me Mike, Looking as good as you did against Roy, just for coming back you inspired me. So, I said, I wanna do it too. I wanna do two of these fights and then, guess what? I wanna do a real fight, a 12-round fight with either Floyd or Canelo.”

An Olympic gold medallist and former six-weight world champion De La Hoya had an exceptional career sharing the canvas with some of boxing’s biggest names including Felix Trinidad, Julio Cesar Chavez, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

In December, 2008 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, De La Hoya was defeated by Manny Pacquiao with an eighth-round TKO in the fight titled “Dream Match”.

De La Hoya retired after the fight.



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