Oscar De La Hoya is making his return to boxing.
The 48-year-old former champion made an appearance at Friday’s press conference for the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren pay-per-view when he revealed his comeback was official for this summer.
“Golden Boy” will be competing under the Triller Fight Club banner on Fourth of July weekend, Saturday, July 3.
“July 3, I’m making my comeback,” De La Hoya said before dropping the mic and walking off of the stage.
Oscar De La Hoya, 48, announcing his July 3rd comeback (with a broken microphone) alongside Snoop Dogg at the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren presser… pic.twitter.com/oaBqDrZZr5
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De La Hoya (39-6) has not fought professionally since he lost to Manny Pacquiao in December 2008.
As for a potential opponent, no names have been announced at this time.
De La Hoya had previously hinted at a comeback last year when he told ESPN he missed being in the ring and was returning to sparring. Now, he’s following in the footsteps of boxing greats Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. by returning to the ring for Triller, which is co-owned by Snoop Dogg.