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Lewis, Hatton advise De La Hoya to stay retired

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 02:17 PM June 24, 2015

After Floyd Mayweather Jr. challenged Oscar De La Hoya to a match, the Golden Boy first insisted he was never setting foot in the ring.

But after a few days, De Loya suddenly said he was “50/50” about coming out of retirement and would consider fighting Money or Gennady Golovkin.

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READ: After Mayweather’s challenge, Dela Hoya says he’s ‘never coming back’ to boxing

Other retired boxers, however, wants De La Hoya to stay retired.

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Heavyweight legend Lennox Lewis suggested in a post on Facebook that De La Hoya should not come out of retirement because time cannot be undone.

READ: Mayweather challenges De La Hoya for September fight

“I heard Oscar De La Hoya is 50/50 on a comeback. I’m 100/0 that he shouldn’t. Father Time is still undefeated,” Lewis said.

Lewis knows a thing or two about retiring on top after scoring a technical knockout over Vitali Klitschko in his last fight to retain the WBC Heavyweight Title.

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

Ricky Hatton, a close friend of De La Hoya’s, told Sky Sports that he wasn’t surprised of De La Hoya’s desire to make a comeback but he’s not supportive of Golden Boy’s decision.

“Am I surprised? Yes and no. It never surprises me when a boxer wants to make a comeback. When a fighter had so much success like Oscar did, the hardest thing is to let go. Do I think it’s the right decision? No, I have to say I don’t. Needless to say, I wish him all the best but he’s 42. It’s just hard to finally say goodbye to the sport,” Hatton said.

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De La Hoya has won world titles in six different weight divisions and is now a boxing promoter.

His last fight was against Manny Pacquiao in 2008 where the Filipino bludgeoned him to retirement. CFC

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