Oscar De La Hoya rubbishes Conor McGregor fight rumours

Oscar De La Hoya [39(30)-6(2)] has rubbished suggestions he is looking to fight Conor McGregor[0-1(1)].

The retired six weight world champion had claimed he would stop the UFC star within two rounds of a boxing match last week.

The comments the sparked suggestions the pair could trade leather, rumours which were fueled when the former Crumlin amateur accepted ‘the challenge’.

The Golden Boy head honcho has since laughed off the suggestions of a boxing bout between the pair.

As part of a public spat with Dana White, De La Hoya responded to the UFC boss’s comments of “Is f–king Oscar De La Hoya beautiful or what. And did he ask for a two round fight?” by saying: “[Dana White], you are such a little bitch. Never laced a glove other than being a box aerobics teacher. The Fertitta brothers are the ones who built the business and you were lucky enough to just have 10% of UFC. Little bitch,” De La Hoya fired off.

De La Hoya, who promotes Jason Quigley and Aaron McKenna as well as works Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan, also sent a message to the Dubliner, saying: “For the record: McGregor, I never challenged you. I was just asked a question and I simply spoke the truth,” De La Hoya stated.

The original comments by De La Hoya came during an Interview with CBS Sports’ State of Combat podcast.

When asked about a fight with ‘The Notorious’

“Two rounds,” De La Hoya said.

“Oh come on, brother. Two rounds. One thing about me is I went for the kill, always. Look, Conor McGregor — I love him in the Octagon, I respect him, I watch him all the time. But the boxing ring is a whole different story, it’s a whole different story.”

McGregor has been linked to numerous boxers of late and has revealed he will fight in the squared circle again. However, De La Hoya has joined Mayweather in distancing himself form a clash with the UFC superstar, which leaves Paulie Malignaggi and Manny Pacqioua as potential rivals.

Jonny Stapleton

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