• Miguel Maravilla

De La Hoya Media Day

Photos - Triller Fight Club

11-time world champion, six-division world champion, Olympic gold medalist, boxing legend, East Los Angeles's "The Golden Boy" Oscar De La Hoya, held a media workout Tuesday afternoon at the XBOX Plaza at LA Live Los Angeles in preparation for his upcoming showdown against former UFC Superstar Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort of Brazil in the main event of "LEGENDS II" taking place Saturday, September 11 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Here is what De La Hoya had to say prior to his workout.


“Call me crazy but I just miss it, I missed getting hit and doing the hitting. I wasn’t ready to retire after I lost to Manny Pacquiao. I never felt like I was in wars so in boxing you’re just as old as how you feel.”

“I went through hell and back treating my body wrong but these last six months I feel amazing. I refocused myself and rededicated myself and I’m actually doing this for me, I can’t wait.”

“The weight limit is 185 but I’m going to come in at 175, strong like an ox. I’m at 180 right now. I’m the underdog because the bettors don’t believe in me but I finally put the train back on the rails.

“I’m not a betting man or a gambler but I would put a lot of money on me. I’m going to surprise people on how I do it. I’ve been training smart, I’ve been very motivated in training since we opened camp.”

“I’m going to give the fans a war. I’ve been studying Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns for a reason. I want a fight, a war. I have a good chin and I can take the punch.”

“I know Vitor Belfort has the same mentality. He was a boxer first before he became the UFC Heavyweight Champion. I have to be calculating with my attack and stay away from his big left hand.”

“There will be a knockout, my inspiration for this fight is Arturo Gatti. I want one of those types of fights.”

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