De La Hoya calls out McGregor, talks return

Ruben Hill
November 14, 2017

Boxing since the age of 12, Dublin-born Conor McGregor has gone from a plumbing apprenticeship and a life on benefits to being the current UFC Featherweight Champion and the biggest fight sports star in the world.

Earlier this year we were treated to an entertaining showdown between boxing great Floyd Mayweather and UFC legend Conor McGregor which got everyone talking.

Following McGregor from his transition as a largely unknown fighter to the status he now enjoys, the film includes highlights from throughout his career including winning the UFC championship belt in just 13 seconds and his shock loss to rival Nate Diaz, culminating in his recent foray into the world of boxing and his record-breaking Las Vegas bout against Floyd Mayweather.

"I know I can take out Conor McGregor in two rounds".

"Mr Redmond was knocked - I don't want to say he was unconscious - but he was hit quite heavy". You heard it on Golden Boy Radio.

"After the event, I had some executives from UFC contact me within two hours after what occurred".

The head of the Golden Boy promotion called out McGregor yesterday during an interview on the newly launched show, "Golden Boy Radio With Tattoo and the Crew".

The Las Vegas megafight on August 26 between the unbeaten Mayweather and boxing novice McGregor broke box office records and captured the world's attention.

"Our sport might not ever recover".

However, he seems to have changed his tune and is keen to face McGregor himself in a fantasy fight that could generate millions.

"You know I'm competitive", De La Hoya said.

McGregor - who remains under contract to UFC - is yet to respond to De La Hoya's comments. In a bout that nearly surely would draw considerably less?

"If you thought Mayweather/Pacquiao was a black eye for our sport - a matchup between two of the best pound-for-pound fighters that simply didn't deliver - just wait until the best boxer of a generation dismantles someone who has never boxed competitively at any level - amateur or professional", De La Hoya wrote on Facebook.

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