It seems that Eddie Alvarez could be the first boxer to welcome the returning boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya in the ring. While De La Hoya has held a total of 11 titles in his long tenure of 16 years.
The boxing legend just announced that his going to come back to the world of boxing at the Triller Fight Club event. According to the reports, the 48-year-old has not competed since his retirement in 2008 and it’s likely that he’s going to be facing off against an MMA fighter.
While Oscar had left the ring as a champion, Eddie Alvarez had just faced a loss to Iuri Lapicus at ONE on TNT I in a disqualification match, where Alvarez had to be disqualified for throwing illegal punches at his opponent.
Even though Alvarez had promised to make a quick comeback and work his way up, Oscar’s team reached out to him and he was very excited to announce that the fight is a possibility.
Recently we’ve been hearing from Oscar De La Hoya’s guys. Look, I’m fixated on the ONE Championship belt. I’m laser, laser-focused on making history and getting my world title, but I feel like there’s going to be a lull. The champion is going to sit for a little bit. I think he’s having a baby. If that happens, Oscar De La Hoya and them guys have been reaching out and, hell, I’d love to get in there and mix it up with him. That would be a hell of a fight. I’ve got everybody here in Philadelphia backing me, and the whole of Philadelphia boxing to back me up to get in there and mix it up with that guy. It would be a dream come true, and I actually think I’d do pretty damn good against him. So I’d be crazy excited about that if them guys figured that out. Oh, they’re serious talks. They’re serious, like wanting to get a deal done this week serious. … I believe they tried to get some larger names and the larger names kind of outbid themselves, or they’re under contract. For me, I’ve been boxing in and out of Philly boxing gyms my whole career with pro boxers. The last time De La Hoya went against a Philly guy, he got knocked out by a body shot. Bernard Hopkins executed him. So if he wants that to happen again, keep messing with another Philly guy.
While it seems like the former champion is returning for a serious match up, Alvarez is showing a lot of promise and spirit. If this battle ends up happening, it’ll be a battle of the generations. Let us know who has a better chance at winning down below.[Via]