Oscar De La Hoya has revealed that he considered coming out of
retirement and headlining the October 20 show at the new Barclays
Centre in Brooklyn, New York.
"The Golden Boy" hasn't boxed since being halted by Manny
Pacquiao in December 2008, but said he was interested in engaging
in a rematch with WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm.
De La Hoya defeated on points the German to win the WBO crown
back in 2004 but it was a result which most boxing experts consider
to have been a robbery.
"I think about making a comeback every single day," De La Hoya
said at this week's news conference to promoter the October 20 card
topped by Danny Garcia v Erik Morales II.
"I went running, I went training, did that for a few days. But
my body couldn't handle it. I'm 39, but I'm an old 39.
"I think my body went through a lot, went through the wringer.
In terms of being inside the ring, getting hit, but also outside
the ring, living a crazy life. If I have the desire of coming back,
I go and work out, and there goes those plans."