Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya is back.
The former multi-division champion announced at the Triller Jake Paul vs Ben Askren press conference on Friday that he is making a comeback.
De La Hoya’s announcement was preceded by an appearance from hip-hop superstar Snoop Dogg, who caused a surprise before summoning the ex-boxing champion and promoter on stage. Asked by Snoop Dogg to break the news, De La Hoya said: “July 3rd. I’m making my comeback. He then dropped the microphone and walked off the stage.
De La Hoya, 48, has not competed in boxing since December 6, 2008.
No further details were provided on De La Hoya’s return. After stepping out of the ring, he Hoya moved on to boxing promotion, leading Golden Boy Promotions, an outfit that briefly entered the MMA game and frequently angered UFC President Dana White. .
Triller recently entered the boxing business last November with an event featured by an exhibition bout between former world champions Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. The online pay-per-view was reportedly a success. resounding.
The social networking company’s second boxing event takes place on April 17, headlining YouTube star Jake Paul and former ONE Championship and Bellator champion Ben Askren.
De La Hoya competed professionally from 1992-2008, compiling a professional record of 39-6 (30 KOs) and establishing himself as one of the biggest pay-per-view draws in boxing history. He turned that fame into several successful multimedia ventures, including a Grammy nomination in 2000, and he recently appeared on television as “Zebra” in the inaugural season of FOX. The masked dancer.
In recent years, De La Hoya has teased a comeback on several occasions, even suggesting that with at least three months to prepare, he’s convinced he could knock out UFC superstar Conor McGregor in two rounds. White reacted to De La Hoya’s potential return with mockery.