Conor McGregor agrees on Twitter to boxing match vs Oscar De La Hoya

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Conor McGregor has 'accepted' Oscar De La Hoya's challenge to a boxing fight.

It comes days after Golden Boy said he would beat McGregor in two rounds if they boxed.

"Oh, come on, brother," De La Hoya told CBS Sports' State of Combat podcast when asked how a fight against the Irishman would go.

"Two rounds. Because one thing about me, I went for the kill, always.

"And look, Conor McGregor is - I love him in The Octagon. I respect him. I watch him all the time.

"But the boxing ring is a whole different story. It's a whole different story."

McGregor just took to Twitter to agree to the fight.

"I accept your challenge, Oscar de la Hoya," the Notorious wrote.


McGregor has, of course, previous experience in the boxing ring. 

He was outclassed by Floyd Mayweather when the pair met in Nevada in 2017.

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The 31-year-old's coach John Kavanagh recently admitted that he would be surprised if McGregor didn't make a return to the boxing ring "in the next 12-18 months", although that timeframe might have changed as a result of coronavirus.

“I’d honestly be surprised if Conor doesn’t have a boxing match in the next 12-18 months,” Kavanagh told Gareth A Davies.

“He loves boxing, he loved the training for the Mayweather fight. It has to be something big, whatever he does seems to always get bigger.

He’s always looking for that next step up.

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Whether De La Hoya provides it remains to be seen.

The 47-year-old retired from boxing in 2009, months after losing to Manny Pacquiao.

He hasn't been tempted to return to the ring yet, turning his hand to boxing and MMA promotion, but a lucrative bout against McGregor could turn his head.

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