Oscar De La Hoya is moving forward with his plans to end his retirement from boxing. De La Hoya, once boxing’s biggest star, said he will return to action in “a real fight” at the age of 47, saying his return will not be in an exhibition like the planned 2020 bout between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.

“The rumors are true, and I’m going to start sparring in the next few weeks,” De La Hoya told ESPN. “It’s a real fight I miss being in the ring, I love boxing. Boxing is what gave me everything I have today, and I just miss it.” 

De La Hoya is a former six-division world champion who retired in 2008 after a lopsided loss to Manny Pacquiao in an unofficial passing of the torch to the next generation of boxing superstar. Now, 12 years after the beating at the hands of Pacquiao, the former Olympic gold medalist is…

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