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De la Hoya undecided over future

Oscar de la Hoya
De la Hoya has 39 wins from 45 fights

Oscar de la Hoya has admitted his family have implored him to quit boxing, but that he is undecided about whether or not to return to the ring.

The 35-year-old six-weight world champion was destroyed by Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas last December.

"My family and my wife tell me 'Enough! Accept it. That's it. You don't have it no more'," said the American.

"I've been on vacation and not thinking about it, but hopefully soon I will make that firm and last decision."

De la Hoya was widely expected to defeat his Filipino opponent at welterweight, but lost almost every round and looked a spent force.

In the ring afterwards, De la Hoya told Pacquiao's trainer and his own former handler Freddie Roach: "You were right, I just don't have it anymore."

But now it appears the former Olympic champion, who is president of Golden Boy Promotions, one of the biggest operations in world boxing, is wavering.

"I've been going back and forth and everybody and their mother is telling me to hang them up, but I have to be certain," said De la Hoya.

"There are a lot of questions out there, obviously. People will come up to me and say 'why were you so light?' [against Pacquiao] or 'were you overtrained?', 'why didn't you have [former trainer Floyd] Mayweather Sr in your corner?'

"There are a lot of questions out there that need to be answered and I'll figure it out."

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