Oscar De La Hoya planning 2020 presidential run

Oscar De La Hoya

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, De La Hoya's fighter, will face Gennady "GGG" Golovkin on pay-per-view in a rematch of their controversial draw from previous year.

As reported by The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, the 45-year-old former Olympic gold medalist revealed this week that he has "real" interest in declaring a presidential candidacy for the next election.

"That's the beauty of our nation".

He says he is considering running on a Democratic ticket in the next electoral cycle, and says he has the funds and promotional experience to help with a potential campaign. "If Arnold [Schwarzenegger] can be governor, if [Donald] Trump can be president, then why can't a Mexican-American who won an Olympic gold medal, who's over 35 and a United States citizen, run for presidency?" the former boxer added, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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"As I got older, I get wiser", he said.

Fox News reported that the boxer-turned-promoter's "comments should be taken with a grain of salt", signaling the announcement could be part of a publicity stunt as De La Hoya's seeking to build attention for an upcoming middleweight championship being hyped by his company, Golden Boy Promotions.

De La Hoya has not previously held elected office, but told TMZ that he's had "millions of people" suggest he should get into politics. As The Post noted, De La Hoya accused Trump of cheating in a round of golf back in 2014, before Trump had secured the Republican nomination for office. "And as I get wiser, I get smarter".

De La Hoya, who retired from professional boxing in 2009, added that he already launched an exploratory team, and that he'll make his candidacy official if the numbers look good for him. According to the AP, Eric Trump told his father not to respond to the allegations, but Trump did and denied playing with De La Hoya. "Because you can make a difference, '" the former boxer said.

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