Oscar De La Hoya was on hand to both of the big cards this weekend in Las Vegas. At the Cosmo his fighter Mauricio Herrera lost a controversial decision to Jose Benavidez Jr. He then left the Cosmo and saw Amir Khan defeat Devon Alexander in a one sided fight.
De La Hoya told the media that if Khan won, he would definitely throw his name in the Mayweather sweepstakes. But the giant gorilla in the room is still Mayweather-Pacquiao
“I’ll believe it when I see it,” De La Hoya told RingTV.com . “I’ve been waiting five years just like everybody else for Pacquiao-Mayweather. So I’ll believe it when I see it.”
According to De La Hoya the pride of many involved is the biggest obstacle in making the fight.
“Egos are in the way – that’s it. I think people must learn and take a page out of my book. I was willing to fight anyone. When I say ego is not my amigo, it’s really not. It keeps you from making the right decision, because of your ego. They should make this fight for the fans (but) I don’t think it could happen. I know everyone wants to see Pacquiao-Mayweather.”
Khan is the plan B for Mayweather according to De La Hoya but plan A is Mayweather-Pacquiao, even if both fight on different networks.
“It’s a difficult spot for both networks, and that’s another huge conflict, and no one is going to give in or give up,” De La Hoya said. “So like I said, and have been saying, I’ll believe Pacquiao-Mayweather will happen when I see them both in the ring.”