Oscar De La Hoya has named Mayweather and believes any potential exhibit will exceed the 5 million buy-per-view mark and exceed the hype for his exhibit with McGregor.
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The American star has frequently expressed his desire to face Mayweather a second time and will find a way back later missed his shot at Vitor Belfort.
Mayweather currently holds two all-time high pay-per-view sales with his historical leaning over Manny Pacquiao scored more than five million purchases.
However, De La Hoya, who was beaten by Mayweather in 2007, believes any exhibit can exceed that mark and has stated that people now want to see “real fights”. .
“Obviously, he (Mayweather) is all about the money,” De La Hoya said DAZN. “This is probably going to be the biggest fight for him. I believe it’s going to be bigger than him fighting McGregor.
“It’s going to be bigger than him fighting Logan Paul or whoever he’s bound to fight next. I think people want to see real battles. People want to see legend versus myth. Champion vs Champion This is what we do This is what we’ve practically done all of our lives.
“People, it’s not that they get tired of seeing these exhibitions, it’s that people want to see real battles. years, fighting for world titles for decades.
“I really feel that a fight with Floyd would be huge, would be huge. That alone attracted Floyd Mayweather. I really feel a fight with me and Floyd could easily create five. million houses.
“With all the technology, there’s a lot that you can integrate in terms of publicizing the event, in terms of making it that much bigger.”
De La Hoya was unable to return to her ring last year after being hospitalized with Coronavirus just weeks before his scheduled Triller appearance.
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Mayweather had fun in the exhibition ring fighting YouTube star Paul in a clash last June generated over a million pay-per-view purchases.
He secured a hefty paycheck for his previous clash with McGregor, selling about 4.3 million pay-per-view during his cross-match with the UFC star.
The event generated massive hype with a global press tour that raised anticipation for one of the most iconic boxing events of recent times.
Next, he will face YouTube star ‘Money Kicks’ with a staged fight on a helipad at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel in Dubai on February 20.
He continued to train at a high level for the match with a fighting partner who claimed he could still move like he was in his “20s”.
Mayweather’s trainer Gerald Tucker believes Mayweather will likely return to full boxing and will continue to fight two or three times a year in exhibitionsopened the door for De La Hoya.