The Golden Boy, Oscar De La Hoya, told reporters for TMZ the fight he would like the most if he were to make a comeback to boxing at the age of 42 would be against the unbeaten middleweight power punching champion Triple G, better known as Gennady Golovkin.
De La Hoya last fought in 2008 when he suffered a one sided beating and quit on his stool against Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao. After the fight De La Hoya went on to retire and suffer depression causing him to use drugs. He checked into rehab several times and still says his fight with depression and drugs is an ongoing battle but he is getting better.
A fight with Golovkin would possibly do over 1 million Pay-Per-View buys because the novelty of De La Hoya coming back all these years to fight one of the most feared men in boxing would peak the interest of media and casual fans. Oscar was the face of boxing before he lost to Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, who were both propelled to superstar status after beating him.
The loss to Pacquiao still lingers in his mind, he went down to 147 pounds a weight he hadn’t fought at in years and was drained going into the fight. No fighter would like to go out with a loss, one would think Oscar would comeback to a soft touch and just retire off of a win, but knowing his competitive nature of always fighting the best guys he would probably need a fighter like Golovkin to get him motivated and hungry to fight one more time.