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Oscar De La Hoya staying retired

Updated: August 31, 2012, 4:03 PM ET
By Michael Woods | ESPNNewYork.com

Oscar De La Hoya told ESPNNewYork.com that he came close to ending his retirement and headlining the Oct. 20 show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., against WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm.

De La Hoya was stopped by Manny Pacquiao in his last fight on Dec. 6, 2008, and retired officially in April 2009.

"I can't do it, can't do it," De La Hoya said at a news conference to hype the Oct. 20 card at the Barclays, headlined by a Danny Garcia-Erik Morales rematch. "I ...

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