After Mayweather's challenge, De La Hoya says he's 'never coming back' to boxing | Inquirer Sports

After Mayweather’s challenge, De La Hoya says he’s ‘never coming back’ to boxing

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 05:39 PM June 18, 2015

Split decision…

A video posted by Oscar De La Hoya (@oscardelahoya) on Jun 17, 2015 at 9:15pm PDT

After Floyd Mayweather Jr. issued a challenge to Oscar De La Hoya, the Golden Boy was quick to reject the idea.

De La Hoya in an Instagram video said he will not come out of retirement to fulfill Mayweather’s desire to fight him in September.

READ: Mayweather challenges De La Hoya for September fight

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“Look, I’m retired, I’m happy, I’m content. I’m never coming back. I’m gonna continue growing Golden Boy,” De La Hoya said in the video Thursday (Manila time).

Mayweather earlier said he wants to fight De La Hoya if the boxing promoter comes out of retirement.

READ: Mayweather camp fires back at Golovkin, says he has never ‘fought top opponent’

Back in 2007, De La Hoya fought Mayweather and lost in a close split decision.

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They had a rematch clause in the contract that would expire within a year, but Mayweather retired in 2008 which nulled the clause.

READ: Mayweather, Pacquiao are highest paid athletes

Mayweather came out of retirement to continue his career with his last fight a win over Manny Pacquiao. CFC

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