Former boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya was quite critical of UFC superstar Conor McGregor making his big professional boxing debut in the lead up to McGregor’s match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. De La Hoya has had more a few heated exchanges with UFC President Dana White over the cross-promotional match up.
Conor McGregor went on to face Mayweather on Aug. 26, 2017. Mayweather took out “Notorious” in the tenth round with a TKO finish. The fight went on to break the pay-per-view sales record previously held by Mayweather vs. Pacquiao.
Following the fight, De La Hoya surprisingly called out Conor McGregor to a boxing match after revealing that he had secretly been training during his retirement.
TMZ sports caught the boxer coming out of a recent Guns and Roses concert, in which De La Hoya doubled down on his interest in fighting McGregor. When asked if he was serious about facing “Notorious,” De La Hoya jokingly prodded the interviewer:
“Do you not see me, that I am in shape?”
For De La Hoya’s full statement, check out the video below: