31 Dec 2008

Oscar may have another bout in him

6:43 am on 31 December 2008

The Mexican-American boxing legend Oscar de la Hoya may not be considering retirement just yet.

The 35-year-old De La Hoya, known as the Golden Boy, lost his last bout to Philipino Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas earlier this month and was expected to call it quits.

However reports in Mexico and Puerto Rico, a bout between Oscar De La Hoya and unbeaten "Son of the Legend" Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is a possibility for May at the 100,000 seat Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.

Oscar twice defeated Julio's father, Julio Cesar Chavez, in 1996 and 1998, making a compelling storyline if the bout were to happen.