McGregor vs De La Hoya Betting Odds

Just when you thought we had heard the end of Conor McGregor inside a boxing ring, Oscar De La Hoya brings the notion back with a vengeance.

Despite frequently bad-mouthing McGregor’s first foray into boxing vs Floyd Mayweather, the former boxing champion seemingly has no problem getting a piece of the pie himself.

“You know I’m competitive,” De La Hoya said. “You know 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 could take out Conor McGregor in two rounds. I’ll come back for that fight. Two rounds.”

The boxer-turned-promoter has not stepped inside the squared circle competitively since his December 6, 2008 loss to Manny Pacquiao. And though some might point out that De La Hoya had a poor record during the twilight of his professional career, “The Golden Boy” was still stepping into the squared circle against some of the best in the world.

However, to be honest, this is not De La Hoya’s decision to make. This is all about McGregor.

The reigning UFC lightweight champion will be the A-side in any fight he competes in and he will do so on his terms. Though the Irishman has said he plans to return to MMA and defend his gold, he has also said that he will not return to the UFC unless he is a co-promoter.

McGregor Sports and Entertainment was an official co-promoter of McGregor vs Mayweather and that would continue if McGregor were to continue his run in the sweet science. However, MMA has never had a fighter be a co-promoter and it seems to be at odds with an antiquated wage scale within the UFC.

The question remains: will McGregor and De La Hoya meet inside the boxing ring sooner rather than later?

Online sportsbook is suggesting that it is not likely to happen. Odds for this fight to be signed and happen before the end of the 2018 calendar year are firmly behind the “no” prop.  

However, lines were also released for the fight – if it were to happen. Despite his nearly decade-long absence from the ring, De La Hoya has opened as a small -140 favorite while McGregor comes back at EVEN.

Conor McGregor vs Oscar De La Hoya Betting Odds
  • Conor McGregor EVEN
  • Oscar De La Hoya -140
Odds as of November 14 at 
Will Conor McGregor vs Oscar De La Hoya Happen Before the End of 2018?
  • Yes +400
  • No -700
Odds as of November 14 at
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