Oscar De La Hoya thinks Nate Diaz may use higher illustration.
The Golden Boy Promotions founder and Corridor of Fame boxer lately tweeted at Diaz, in impact extending a proposal to work with the favored blended martial arts fighter from Stockton, Calif.
Diaz, some of the acquainted faces from the UFC, completed out his contract with the well-known MMA firm final September, when he defeated Tony Ferguson within the fourth spherical by submission at UFC 279.
Now the Californian has a novel probability to parlay his MMA movie star into the boxing world, the place there’ll doubtless be no scarcity of profitable alternatives to have interaction in crossover fights.
Diaz is managed by Zach Rosenfield, who lately knowledgeable MMA Junkie that his consumer will battle “a number of instances” in 2023, together with boxing. Diaz, per Rosenfield, has expressed curiosity in pursuing a trilogy together with his UFC nemesis Conor McGregor, in addition to a crossover showdown with Canelo Alvarez. Diaz himself has hinted at a stint in Rizin, the Japanese MMA league that has staged exhibition fights with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao in separate bouts.
De La Hoya took a swipe at Diaz’s handlers in a current tweet.
“@NateDiaz209 bro if [you’re] free let me handle your future negotiations so all these faux promoters who by no means put a glove on of their life [can’t] benefit from you,” De La Hoya wrote on Thursday.
Diaz will not be the one former UFC star who may strive his hand at boxing. Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou can be mulling an entry into The Candy Science. Ngannou’s fame has been linked with boxing A-listers comparable to WBC heavyweight titlist Tyson Fury and former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom, lately revealed that he has had preliminary conversations with each Ngannou and Diaz.