Oscar De La Hoya planning 2020 presidential run

De La Hoya 2020? Boxer says he’s ‘very very serious’ about running for president

De La Hoya 2020? Boxer says he’s ‘very very serious’ about running for president

According to a report from USA Today, legendary boxer Oscar De La Hoya says he's planning to run for president in 2020.

"It's real", the former six-weight world title holder and 1992 Olympic champion said, in response to growing rumors that he was preparing a bid for public office.

Details of De La Hoya's political positions are unclear, but in recent days he's weighed in on Nike's controversial decision to feature former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick in on ongoing ad campaign.

In an interview with TMZ, De La Hoya explained that "millions of people" have encouraged him to have a bigger voice, which is part of the reason why he's seriously considering running in a future presidential election.

Talk about a politician who would know how to roll with the punches. De La Hoya added. He said he would run as a Democrat and that he "absolutely" has the financial backing to make a serious run.

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The boxer told The New York Times past year that an advertisement for a Cinco de Mayo fight he was promoting that featured the fighters - both of Mexican descent - charging through a concrete wall was intended as a knock against Trump.

He claimed to have begun thinking about his potential presidential hopes "many years ago" and voiced confidence that he would be able to tap into significant support.

In 2016, De La Hoya accused Trump of cheating in a 2014 round of golf and questioned how a person who would the break rules in golf could run the country.

De La Hoya said, "I'm not [voting] for someone who cheats in golf". "Because you can make a difference, '" the former boxer said.

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