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. Promoting a middleweight title rematch in Las Vegas, he told the media that he is in "preliminary" considerations but, according to The Post, is "serious" about challenging Trump.
Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya said on Monday that he's launched a team to explore his changes at a presidential run. "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 USA citizen, run for presidency?"
"That's the beauty of our nation".
"As I got older, I get wiser", he said. I've had literally, over the years, ever since I became a professional in boxing, I've had millions of people tell me, 'Look, why don't you represent? "And as I get wiser, I get smarter".
Like Trump, however, De La Hoya's past is not clean-cut. "Because you can make a difference'". Trump responded to that claim at the time, saying that he "respects the game too much to cheat and is good enough to have won a number of club championships", in an interview with the Associated Press.
He has weighed in on politics at times, including speaking critically of President TrumpDonald John TrumpOakland Raiders's Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem, then scores touchdown Trump declares state of emergency in Carolinas ahead of Hurricane Florence Ex-NFL player tears into Nike: Kaepernick ad "like 9/11 and Pearl Harbor" MORE's idea to build a wall along the entirety of the U.S-Mexico border. The 45-year old Los Angeles native recently told TMZ that he is putting together an "exploratory team" to gauge interest, and if the numbers are right, he might throw his hat in the ring. "He's absolutely lying", Trump said. "I have never played a round of golf with this guy".