Among all the sea of news that was unleashed this Friday after Saúl Álvarez’s break with Golden Boy Promotions, another one emerged that does not involve “Canelo, but does involve Oscar De La Hoya and is that of his possible rival to return to the ring.
According to reports by Dan Rafael for BoxingScene.com, the chosen rival for the long-awaited return of “Golden Boy” would be Marcos Maidana, who, despite being 10 years younger and having less downtime, does not scare De La Hoya, since sources assured the media that the representatives of both boxers are already in contact to start the fight.
“Maidana’s representative, Grant Elvis Phillips, the experienced manager and owner of boxing glove manufacturer Grant Worldwide, had talked in the last weeks with Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez on the possibility of the fightsaid sources with knowledge of the conversations ”, you can read on the site.
Ace @Oscar de la hoya Trains for a comeback fight after 12 years in retirement, Marcos Maidana emerges as his possible opponent. My @BoxingScene exclusive: https://t.co/vxFrKjXYwv #boxing @GoldenBoyBoxing @DAZNBoxing @stefanfriedman @makeawar @GrantElvis
– Dan Rafael (@ DanRafael1) November 7, 2020
In this way, the 47-year-old former Mexican-American boxer would be back in the ring, after 12 years of retirement, after saying goodbye to this sport in 2008, when he was knocked out by the Filipino Manny Pacquiao; His rival would be “El Chino” Maidana, 37, famous for his strong punch and former champion of two different divisions, who retired in 2014 after being defeated twice in a row by Floyd Mayweather.