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Promoters promise boxing legend Oscar de la Hoya's comeback opponent will be 'worldwide news' and that his first bout in 12 years will be 'one of the biggest fights this year' Oscar de la Hoya is set to return to the ring at the age of 48 on July 3 He has not fought in the boxing ring since his 2008 loss to Manny Pacquiao It has been rumoured that he could square off against a MMA superstar  Promoters Triller say his comeback opponent will be 'worldwide news'

By Kieran Lynch For Mailonline

Published: 08:59 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 08:59 BST, 2 May 2021

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Oscar de la Hoya's first opponent in 12 years is promised to be 'worldwide news' and 'one of the biggest fights this year'.

The 48-year-old boxing legend announced that he will return to the boxing ring on July 3, having not fought since his December 2008 stoppage loss to Manny Pacquiao. 

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There have been reports that the former six-weight world champion could step into the ring against an MMA superstar.

Promoters have promised Oscar de la Hoya's comeback opponent will make 'worldwide news'

Promoters have promised Oscar de la Hoya's comeback opponent will make 'worldwide news'

De la Hoya announced his intentions to return to the ring on July 3 back in March

De la Hoya announced his intentions to return to the ring on July 3 back in March

Ryan Kavanaugh, film producer for social media app Triller who are promoting the fight, has promised that his opponent in two months will be big news.  

He told the Sun: 'We are almost done, but if we get this person it will be worldwide news.

'I'd argue it would be one of the biggest fights in the world this year.

'It would be someone of Oscar's same skill and notoriety and history and persona

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