OSCAR WORTHY Oscar De La Hoya, 47, called out by 58-year-old icon Julio Cesar Chavez for blockbuster comeback fight in front of fans

MEXICAN boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez Sr wants to rematch Oscar De La Hoya in an exhibition spectacle.

It comes after De La Hoya, 47, announced he will be making a comeback – 12 years after his last fight, a defeat against Manny Pacquiao.

Chavez, 58, who has not fought as a pro since 2005, is also making a return to the ring, having agreed an exhibition against Jorge Arce on September 25.

The former three-weight champion lost to De La Hoya twice during his career and vowed to gain revenge.

But he wants fans to be in attendance to witness his crack at redemption.

Chavez told ESPN: “It would be the last exhibition I would do, but I want to do it in front of fans, not without.

“I want everyone to see the [beating] I’m going to give him.”

De La Hoya’s comeback comes amid 54-year-old Mike Tyson’s first fight in 15 years, as he signed to box Roy Jones Jr, 51, in November.

The Golden Boy Promotions boss – who promoted Chavez Jr previously – is adamant he can make a run back into title contention.

He told The Ring Digital recently: “I have been working out, I have been training, I have been staying in shape.

“I can still beat anyone I step in the ring with.”

De La Hoya’s comeback was mocked by UFC president Dana White – who has rivalled the promoter in recent years.

The Golden Boy – who has admitted to alcohol and substance abuse since his retirement – is understood to have received treatment for addiction on multiple occasions.

When asked about the return to the ring at a UFC post-fight press conference last month, White made reference to De La Hoya’s previous drug use.

He said: “Cocaine isn’t cheap.

“It’s expensive. You’ve got to make money.”

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