Oscar De La Hoya confirms he is back training ahead of proposed comeback

The legend is hoping to make a professional comeback at middleweight.

Oscar De La Hoya is plotting a sensational return to the ring at the age of 47.

The former six-division world champion - who retired in 2008 after being mullered by Manny Pacquiao - has revealed that he is back hitting the bags and will soon prepare for sparring.

The Golden Boy promoter is looking to take on opposition at 154 or 160-pounds - two divisions he previously won major world titles at.

"The rumors are true, and I'm going to start sparring in the next few weeks," De La Hoya told ESPN.

"It's a real fight," De La Hoya said. "I miss being in the ring, I love boxing. Boxing is what gave me everything I have today, and I just miss it."

De La Hoya is just the latest legend to consider a return to the sport following the announcement of Mike Tyson's exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr. Evander Holyfield is another fighter who has expressed his wishes on returning, with a trilogy on the horizon between himself and Iron Mike.

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A fight De La Hoya has outside the ring is with boxing's biggest name - Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez. The Mexican has filed a lawsuit against the promoter and his broadcaster after sharing his dissatisfaction over the purse and opposition he has been offered.

Billy Joe Saunders was an opponent for Canelo but according to DAZN, they do not see him as a 'premier fighter'. John Skipper and the streaming service are reluctant to pay Canelo the full $35 million purse agreed in his contract because of the current pandemic, which has starved fans from going to live events.

The only fight which could see Canelo receive the full amount as agreed in his contract is a trilogy bout against rival Gennadiy Golovkin. GGG controversially lost the rematch after the first fight was scored a split-draw.

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