When Oscar stopped by the radio station he last made headlines on, revealing he wanted to make a comeback to boxing, naturally that was the first thing he was asked about. Oscar says he was fully prepared to return to the ring, working out, sparring a full 10 rounds, and feeling good - until he woke up the next day and his body didn't.
"I was gonna come back, and so I started working out, started training, I even sparred 10 rounds, everything. I was ripped, I feel good...the problem was the next day I couldn't get out of bed," said De La Hoya.
Oscar said at that point reality hit him in the face and he knew he couldn't continue. Obviously this is a little different version of the story than when Oscar previously said his family talked him out of a comeback, but whatever, this is Oscar.
De La Hoya was then asked about a tweet he sent out following the Mayweather-Berto fight which read, "Now that the worst boxing era is over lets look forward to the next 10 years #Canelo #Cotto #Golovkin #Lemieux." Oscar explains this tweet as his yearning for the days of yesteryear when fighters had fans on the edge of their seats, which he dubs as "the Chaves era, the Tyson era, the De La Hoya era." He says he respects Mayweather's craft of defensive boxing, but he's more into blood and guts action.
Now that Floyd is out of the picture, Oscar says it's time for Canelo and Cotto to take over (which is strange because Cotto is at the tail end of his career, so it's likely just a plug for the upcoming fight). Oscar does appear to be genuinely thrilled to usher in this new era of boxing, and happy to be rid of his nemesis in Mayweather. Some things never change.