Oscar De La Hoya is Not Going to Step Back Into the Ring Because Holly Sonders Makes Him Feel Like King Kong

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SJ - February 25, 2022

Oscar De La Hoya has called it a career, again.  The retired boxer had been training for a return to the ring when he got COVID.  Now he says he's done for good.

De La Hoya isn't feeling boxing anymore and still has problems breathing.  He also feels complete now thanks to his girlfriend Holly Sonders, who he says makes him "feel like King Kong."

From Boxing Scene:

“I can’t imagine myself in the ring anymore. I’m hanging up the gloves for sure and calling it a day,” De La Hoya told in an interview.

“It’s not likely [I will fight again]. I’m not feeling it. I went through so much in training. I was on it. When I trained, I left everything and my focus was 100%. It just drained me. I couldn't handle it. Once I got COVID, I still have problems breathing when I’m running.”

In November, De La Hoya said he planned on resuming training in January, but he ultimately had a change of heart.

De La Hoya credited his developing relationship with girlfriend Holly Sonders as one of the reasons he no longer seeks refuge via boxing.

“I feel complete now. I have six projects aside from boxing that I’m working on right now that are huge – mega. I’ve refocused. I have the energy. I have a woman by my side who makes me feel like King Kong,” said De La Hoya. “It’s motivating. It really is. I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen with Golden Boy and my personal brand. Things are moving in the right direction. I’m really excited about it.”


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You can't blame him for not wanting to step back in the ring.  If feeling like King Kong helps out with that what's the harm?  Hanging out with Holly seems like a good time, there's no reason to get punched in the face.

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