Oscar De La Hoya speaks on why he won't fight Ricky Hatton
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing (May 26, 2008) Doghouse Boxing  
Oscar De La Hoya is approaching retirement from the ring. With only two to three fights left in De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton will not be one of them. De La Hoya tells Setanta Sports that Hatton is doing a tremendous job at 140 and wouldn`t advise Hatton to move up in weight.

De La Hoya stated in regards to why he is ruling out a fight with Hatton: "I'm a naturally bigger guy in a different weight class so I would rule it out." De La Hoya went on to add: "Ricky's doing a tremendous job at 140 pounds
where he feels comfortable. Where he can do a lot of great things. I would rule it out.

De La Hoya feels he can make the 140 weight, but because he is retiring this year, he doesn`t think it would be possible. "With me, I can make 147 with no problem. Can I make 140? If I try I probably can." De La Hoya added: "I don't think it's going to be possible because I'm retiring this year."

De La Hoya also dicussed his upcoming plans, which includes Floyd Mayweather Jr. De La Hoya stated: "My plan is to have three fights - who knows if I'll just do two because I have my fight with Floyd in September and I'm going to devote my life to that training camp mentally and physically."

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