Oscar De La Hoya rejects Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s challenge
By Vitali Shaposhnikov
As it goes, it is always effortless to accept and adjust to the better things in life. For Floyd Mayweather Jr., the undefeated boxing superstar for whom money is a priority, generating a bigger profit than he did in his mega bout against Manny Pacquiao ever again seems impossible. This awareness could potentially sling Mayweather Jr. away from giving his career a yellow brick road path to another few years inside the ring. He is already the highest paid athlete, rich beyond belief, and has made very intelligent business decisions to keep the profits coming his way. If another colossal payday is nowhere in sight, why put yourself at risk? Why risk the coveted zero on his record?
As most know, in a recent interview with TMZ, Oscar De La Hoya stated, possibly jokingly, that if he ever returns to the ring, he would want to face Gennady Golovkin. He also happened to state that he thinks about his comeback very day.
Upon hearing this, Floyd Mayweather Jr. responded in an Instagram video with an invitation for a rematch in September. Their first fight took place in Las Vegas, NV, in May of 2007, with De La Hoya losing via a split decision.
If they were to cross the ropes for a rematch in September, which is far more than unlikely, the fight would generate a profit comparable to that of Mayweather Jr. vs. Pacquiao.
But alas, in his response on Instagram, De La Hoya suggested that he is not interested: “Look, I’m retired, I’m happy, I’m content. I’m never coming back,” said De La Hoya.
While all of this seems absolutely absurd, and nothing more than an Instagram war, it always start this way. Sometimes, no matter how ridiculous the beginning is, often that spark starts a fire between two fighters that only wrapped and gloved hands can put out.