Oscar De La Hoya: Mayweather vs. McGregor "An Embarrassment For Boxing"

Oscar De La Hoya is certainly not a fan of a possible Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor match.

In an interview with ESPN, De La Hoya called the potential fantasy matchup between the two combat sports megastars an embarrassment for the sport of boxing.

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"Boxing is boxing and MMA is MMA," De La Hoya said. "They're two separate sports. It would be a joke, it would be an embarrassment for boxing if an MMA fighter were to go into the ring. It would be a no-contest. It would be the same thing if a fighter went into the Octagon, it would be an embarrassment for MMA."

De La Hoya did offer a few pointers for the UFC lightweight champion if he's going to box: start from the very bottom of the barrel.

"If McGregor gets inside a boxing ring, he'll get outclassed easy. McGregor has never fought a boxer, ever in his life," De La Hoya said. "In all seriousness, he should start off by fighting an amateur boxer, win a few amateur fights, maybe go on to win the Golden Gloves or something, and then when you turn pro he should fight a four-rounder, [in] which maybe he'll get beat. But he should get experience in boxing and then call out the best. You cannot be calling out a top fighter in boxing right off the bat."

There is still no official decision as to whether or not Mayweather and McGregor will actually fight one another in what is likely going to be a boxing match, but Mayweather has been recently pushing for the fight to happen.

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