Oscar De La Hoya ‘very seriously’ considering run for US president

By Jesse Reed
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Former champion boxer Oscar De La Hoya is eyeing the highest office in the nation.

In an interview with TMZ Sports, De La Hoya said he’s “very seriously” considering making a run at becoming the next president of the United States.

“I am actually very, very serious and I strongly feel that if a Kanye West can do it and announce and maybe tease the world that he would maybe one day wanna run for president, why not me?”

Though he has no prior experience at public service, De La Hoya pointed to the fact that the nation’s current president, Donald Trump, didn’t have any when he ran, either.

During his interview with TMZ Sports, he said that people have encouraged him to run for office in the past.

“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? Why don’t you stand up and have a bigger voice?’ And obviously, the biggest voice you can have is being president.”

He’s serious enough about this that he’s got an exploratory team doing some testing right now, and if it comes back to him with good numbers, he’ll officially begin his campaign, per TMZ Sports.

Though, he might have to battle The Rock if he does.