Oscar De La Hoya Wants to Run for President of the United States


Some people believe that just because Donald Trump is president that anyone can be president. Well, that is kind of correct. Yes, Trump is a sad excuse for a president, and yes, there’s been talks of other celebs running for president (umm…Kanye, Oprah) but should we continue this trend of non-political people running for president? Former boxing champ, Oscar De La Hoya says yes.

“If Arnold (Schwarzenegger) can be governor, if Trump can be president, then why can’t a Mexican American who won an Olympic gold medal, who’s over 35 and a U.S. citizen run for president?” De La Hoya said, according to KTLA.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday at MGM Grand Vegas, De La Hoya who also is CEO of a promotional company that is putting on the Canelo Álvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin rematch, said he is very serious about running for president.

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He also said: “As I got older, I get wiser and as I get wiser, I get smarter and as I get smarter, I start to realize the millions and millions of people who’ve told me, ‘Oscar, why don’t you run for some kind of office? Because you can make a difference.'”

While De La Hoya may have been a champ in the ring, off the ring is a different story. The 45-year-old has had his fair share of scandals (remember when he was caught cross dressing?), but he has a point when he says, if Trump can be president why can’t he? Some people don’t seem to care about what a person does before they become elected, or even after, so maybe he does have a chance?

Former President of Mexico is definitely rooting him on. In a video, Vicente Fox said: “You are honored and respected all over the world. You are well known in California, supported by all which you’ve done. You are a fighter. You are a warrior. You do fight for human rights. You do protect and fight for Hispanics and Mexican Americans rights in the United States … that’s you, Oscar. I’m with you all the way. You will make it … President or ‘Future President of the United States.’ Fight. Win. That country needs people like you.”

Well there you have it. Would you vote for Oscar De La Hoya?

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