Oscar De La Hoya's comeback opponent will be 'worldwide news' and 'one of the biggest fights' this year, Triller say

OSCAR DE LA HOYA'S comeback opponent will be 'worldwide news' and 'one of the biggest fights' this year, Triller say.

The boxing legend is set to return on July 3, which comes 12 years after Manny Pacquiao sent him into retirement.

Social media app Triller, who have had Jake Paul and Mike Tyson headline on their platform, welcome De La Hoya back to the ring.

And the brains behind the operation, film producer Ryan Kavanaugh, has teased the magnitude of the fight, believed to be against an MMA superstar.

Kavanaugh told SunSport: "We are almost done, but if we get this person it will be worldwide news.

"I'd argue it would be one of the biggest fights in the world this year.

"It would be someone of Oscar's same skill and notoriety and history and persona in the combat sports world."

After De La Hoya's 2008 loss to Pacquiao, he focussed all his efforts on his promotional stable Golden Boy.

But the six-division champion has battled a cocaine addiction in retirement and in 2013 checked into rehab.

He has since recovered but fans voiced their concern when De La Hoya commentated on Triller's last pay-per-view show.


Some supporters even called for the American to call off his comeback amid concerns he was drunk on the mic.

But Kavanaugh assured De La Hoya is fit and healthy and with no cause for concern needed.

He said: "People love to hate.

"It's the reason why 90 per cent of comments on any social media are negative as people, for a lack of a better word, love to talk s***.

"It was a fun event, you had two people up on stage smoking joints, so Oscar had a couple of drinks.

"He wasn't falling over, he wasn't so awful that he did something terrible. It was a fun event and people were encouraged to enjoy themselves.

"Even Al said on the air, 'I'm having a glass of wine'. Al, of all people. I just think people love to talk s***.

"I don't think Oscar was that bad, he was just having fun with it, we told him to have fun with it, we said go and enjoy it."

"He's a pro at this. He knows there's trolls.

"Anybody that has enough time to go onto the internet and start commenting negatively in big ways, and making a point of it, they obviously have other issues."

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