Now 39, De La Hoya has been retired since taking a one-sided beating at the hands of a prime Manny Pacquiao on Dec. 6, 2008. Oscar was tempted to return to headline a card he is promoting that will feature a rematch between Danny Garcia and Erik Morales for Garcia's WBA/WBC light welterweight titles. That plan changed as soon as De La Hoya started working out. "I went running, I went training, did that for a few days. But my body couldn't handle it. I'm 39, but I'm an old 39. I think my body went through a lot, went through the wringer. In terms of being inside the ring, getting hit, but also outside the ring, living a crazy life. If I have the desire of coming back, I go and work out, and there goes those plans." When asked if he's now 100% done as a fighter, De La Hoya replied "A million percent".
Good decision Oscar.