“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,” De La Hoya said.
“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.”
In interview by boxing scene, Dela Hoya revealed that he has no plan to retire after his fight with Manny.
It can be recalled that Manny Pacquiao defeated Oscar De La Hoya at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night. Pacquiao won with an eighth-round TKO last December 6 2008.
“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,” De La Hoya said.
“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.” Dela Hoya admitted.