Former six weight world champion Oscar De La Hoya has once again insisted that UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has ‘no chance’ against Floyd Mayweather when the pair face off on August 26th.
De La Hoya, who holds dual American and Mexican citizenship, famously lost his WBC welterweight title to Mayweather back in 2007 following a typically defensive masterclass from ‘Money’.
Speaking to TMZ Sports, De La Hoya categorically dismissed McGregor’s chances of victory, stating that while he would love to see it happen, it will likely need a ‘flying kick to the head’.
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The vast majority of the boxing fraternity are of the same mind as De La Hoya, giving McGregor either zero chance or, at best, a 1% shot.
According to De La Hoya, if he couldn’t hit Mayweather then there is no way that McGregor will fare any better. Betraying a fighter’s ego, he rhetorically asks,
“Do you think Conor McGregor, in my prime, is better than me?!”
He does, however, offer the advice that perhaps the Irishman should go for the body of Mayweather in order to further his chances of success.
Anticipation continues to build for the August 26th mega-fight, where two worlds will collide in one spectacular event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.