Before the fight was announced, many fans thought the idea of Conor McGregor fighting Floyd Mayweather was an absurd pipe dream.
However, it happened. It was a speculate that got made and saw the boxing legend defeat the UFC lightweight champion via TKO in the 10th round. Crossover fights between high-level boxers and high-level MMA fighters have been rare.
The main reason for that is due to the UFC having exclusive rights over their fighters. Despite that hurdle, negotiations between two of the most profitable faces in combat sports took place.
The ‘Notorious’ Irishman is a prime target for other boxers looking for a big-money superfight in the ring.
Keep in mind that McGregor is supposed to fight interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson in the Octagon next year. However, that fight may be delayed.
Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya has thrown his name into the hat to fight McGregor. Keep in mind that he left his pro boxing career behind in 2008 after suffering a loss to Manny Pacquiao.
Since then, he’s carved out a prominent position for himself as a boxing promoter and has showcased a large stable of talent including Canelo Alvarez, Miguel Cotto, and Jorge Linares among many others.
"You know I'm competitive," De La Hoya said in a recent interview with ESPN. "I still have it in me. I've been secretly training, secretly training. I'm faster than ever and stronger than ever. I know I can take out Conor McGregor in two rounds.
"I'll come back for that fight. Two rounds. Just one more [fight]. I'm calling him out. Two rounds, that's all I need. That's all I'm going to say. You heard it on Golden Boy Radio. Two rounds, that's all I need.
"Let's get it straight: In the cage, he would freaking destroy me. He would freaking destroy me. Only in the ring," De La Hoya said. I've been working out for the last five months. [My confidence] is how I feel now from my training. I don't know what it is, but I'll tell you now that I've never felt so good before in my life.
"Every day just keeps getting better. Life is good," De La Hoya said. "Life is a struggle; life is hard. It's not all peaches and cream, but life is life and you have to think about the solution of what you have to do to keep walking."
BetDSI.eu has opened a line on McGregor vs. De La Hoya. By looking at the odds, McGregor is the favorite odds at -125 to Oscar’s +105.
As of November 1st, Bovada still had a line open on McGregor vs. Malignaggi and McGregor had been sitting at +145 against the ‘Magic Man’ at -175.