Floyd Mayweather camp calls bluff on Oscar De La Hoya’s $100 million rematch call out
Could there really be a rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya 14 years later? Well, it seems possible.
Mayweather is fully aware that De La Hoya recently called him out for another fight and according to TMZ Sports, the 50-0 legend is open to getting in the ring with De La Hoya, but only if he actually has that $100 million to back it up. But according to the sources, Floyd Mayweather’s camp doesn’t believe De La Hoya has that type of money.
The last time these two battled it out it was an absolute marathon, going 12 rounds which ended in a split decision in 2007 in Las Vegas. Obviously, both fighters are much older now and not exactly at the top of their game, but it would still be entertaining.
It seems unlikely it would happen any time soon, though. Oscar De La Hoya just recovered from a nasty case of COVID-19. Floyd Mayweather’s last fight came in June when he went a full eight rounds with Logan Paul in an exhibition bout.
De La Hoya was scheduled to fight Vitor Belfort this month before testing positive for the virus. He hasn’t fought since 2008 when he lost to Manny Pacquiao.
When it comes down to it, money talks for Floyd Mayweather. if De La Hoya fronts up with $100 mil, they will certainly fight. But, it remains to be seen if he can put that type of coin on the table.