DALLAS (105.3 The Fan/AP) – Oscar De La Hoya isn’t thrilled that the Mayweather-McGregor fight is a done deal.
The boxing legend joined the Ben and Skin Show on Thursday and was asked what he thought about the announcement?
“Well, I guess I can say that the Ringling Brothers are coming into town,” De La Hoya said. “I just can not respect, as a boxing purist … I can not respect a fight of this caliber.”
De La Hoya goes on to say that he has a lot of respect for McGregor and the UFC, but he just can’t get behind a fight between one of the best boxers ever and a guy that’s only competed in MMA.
The two fighters both announced the fight Wednesday, after months of speculation about whether Mayweather would return at the age of 40 to face a mixed martial arts fighter who has never had a pro boxing fight.
The fight will take place in Las Vegas on August 26.
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