Oscar De La Hoya in talks to fight Marcos Maidana with both planning comeback to ring despite combined age of 84
OSCAR DE LA HOYA is aiming to follow fellow boxing legend Mike Tyson and make a sensational return to the sport.
The 47-year-old is reportedly 'in talks' for a fight against 37-year-old Marcos Maidana, who also wants to lace back up the gloves.
Boxing Scene reports that 'representatives of the former champions have discussed the possibility of making a fight'.
De La Hoya last fought in 2008 when he was pulled out by his corner at the end of the eighth round against Manny Pacquiao.
But 'Golden Boy', who has been teasing a return for months, will go down in history as one of the sport's best ever.
De La Hoya is a SIX-WEIGHT world champ, having won belts at super feather, light, light welter, welter, light middle and middleweight.
He lost six times during his illustrious 16-year pro career, twice to Shane Mosley, once to the man regarded by many as the nbest ever Floyd Mayweather, and also to Pacquiao, Bernard Hopkins and Felix Trinidad.
After hanging up his gloves, De La Hoya set up Golden Boy Promotions where he works with some of the sport's top talents in the US.
In the opposite corner will be former two-weight world champ Maidana.
The Argentine last fought in 2014 when he took Mayweather to a points but lost unanimously.
That was a rematch after a contentious split decision loss to The Money
He won 35 of his 40 fights, losing five.
One of those was against Brit Amir Khan, with the Bolton boxer winning on points in his third defence of his light welterweight world title.
Both boxers would of course be following in the footsteps of Tyson, who will fight fellow Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr on November 28.
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