Does Oscar De La Hoya Have the “balls” to Fight Triple G?
By Victor Ochieng
Boxer Gennady Golovkin, famously known as Triple G, has been described in several media outlets as boxing’s scariest man, having a 33-0 record with 30 knockouts. Not too many fighters are willing to challenge Triple G—it’s assumed that they fear him. He is known to destroy fighters’ records and make elite boxers look like amateurs.
But on Friday, Oscar De La Hoya came out and said that if Triple G gets back in the ring, he would like to face off with the Kazakh pugilist. After making such a call, RollingOut published that they had to look for him just to confirm if he was actually serious about his statement, and he said he was.
When TMZ Sports asked De La Hoya about other fighters like Roy Jones Jr. and Shane Mosley, who have been calling him out, his answer was straight to the point. He said, “If I ever come back, and I think about it every day, I’ll fight Triple G!”
Several people who’ve commented on the 42-year-old Golden Boy’s call for Triple G believe that he wouldn’t stand a chance against the IBO/WBA middleweight champion.
Light-welterweight boxer Brandon Rios believes that De La Hoya would give Triple G a run for his money. He says he trusts De La Hoya’s experience, skills, and confidence—factors that will definitely make him a good fighter against Triple G.
“He’s [De La Hoya] got balls, dude, because he’s the only one that wants to fight Triple G [Golovkin] like that,” Rios said to Fighthype. “You know, I think Oscar De La Hoya would do a great job because that dude is a veteran, he does have the experience. I think he’d do excellent against Triple G.”
This is kind of a big challenge, especially for De La Hoya who has been out of the ring for seven years. While there are several fighters who have been able to make comebacks after so many years on hiatus, it’s never a mean feat. Coming back to battle against such a dreaded fighter also seems more like a stunt to get a little fame as he makes his way back into the ring.
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