Boxing: De La Hoya Could Come Out Of Retirement

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People come out of retirement and it seems boxing great Oscar De La Hoya wants to join the list at the age of 42.

Oscar retired in 2009 after losing to Pacquiao. He has been a boxing promoter ever since and has been struggling with alcohol. But the American feels he is ready to come back.

“The only reason I would come back is because I miss the competition of fighting the very best,” De La Hoya told ESPN.

He said after losing to Pacquiao: “I just don’t have it any more. My heart still wants to fight, but when you physically can’t respond, what can you do?”

However, the American has now described his chances of fighting again as “50-50” saying he “feels great”.

“I don’t have to come back for financial reasons or the lights or the glamour,” he said.

“Right now I feel the best I have felt in my life physically, emotionally, mentally because I haven’t touched alcohol for I don’t know how long.

“I’m training. I feel great. But it has to be worth my while. Would I do it? I don’t know but I wake up every morning thinking that I can.”



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