Hall of Fame boxer and top promoter Oscar De La Hoya says that he may set his sights next on a run for President of the United States.
While promoting the upcoming clash between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, De La Hoya says his “real” albeit “preliminary” interest in a presidential campaign for 2020.
“It’s real,” De La Hoya said, according to the Los Angeles Times, of his hopes of running for president. “That’s the beauty of our nation. 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 U.S. citizen, run for presidency?”
De La Hoya, 45, admitted that he had been thinking about running for many years adding that he would run as a Democrat and that he “absolutely” has the financial backing to do so.
“As I got older, I get wiser,” De La Hoya said. “And as I get wiser, I get smarter. And as I get smarter, I start to realize the millions and millions of people who’ve told me, ‘Oscar, why don’t you run for some kind of office? Because you can make a difference.'”