Boxing legend and Olympic Gold medallist Oscar De La Hoya addressed the buzz about his apparent desire to have a rematch with Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

Just over a week ago, De La Hoya, who has been retired for quite some time, teased for a return to boxing to rematch some of his former foes. The statement was perceived as De La Hoya’s way of calling out returning champion Mayweather for a second showdown. Some thought that it was also meant for Pacquiao. However, De La Hoya recently addressed the issue and revealed that his “comeback statement” doesn’t have anything to do with either of the two.

In a quick talk with Elie Seckbach of EsNews, De La Hoya finally put an end on the buzz about him calling for a rematch with Mayweather and Pacquiao. According to the legend, his statement was intended for his cousin who apparently beat him in friendly fight.

“That was for my cousin who kicked my ass a few weeks ago,” De La Hoya responded when asked about his comeback statement.

Floyd Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya
Floyd Mayweather defeated Oscar De La Hoya in their 2007 meeting via split decision. In this picture, De La Hoya throws a right to the body of Mayweather as he is against the ropes during their WBC super welterweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, May 5, 2007. Al Bello/Getty Images)

De La Hoya was then asked to comment about Mayweather’s return. And based on his assessment, he’s “pretty sure” that the undefeated champ will return but not against a world champion boxer.

“I’m pretty sure he will. Maybe against another MMA fighter,” De La Hoya said about Mayweather’s return.

The Golden Boy Promotions boss continued by saying Mayweather will not challenge four-division champ Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Instead, De La Hoya believes that “Money” will be more interested in fighting UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov.

“I can’t see him coming in and challenging Canelo (Alvarez). There’s just no way. The weight difference is too big now,” De La Hoya predicted.

“But I can see him challenging maybe Khabib, who knows, but I don’t see him challenging anybody who is tough enough in boxing,” De La Hoya added.

When asked about who will win if the highly anticipated Mayweather vs. Pacquiao rematch will finally happen, De La Hoya pointed out that Mayweather will win “hands down.” According to him, despite being in his 40’s, Mayweather has managed to take good care of his body and has done all that it takes to prolong his boxing career.

“I think Floyd, hands down. He takes care of himself, he has a strict training regimen, he’s a professional when it comes to his craft,” De La Hoya pointed out.

“He stays active in the gym, that’s key to longevity,” De La Hoya continued.

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao look set to have a rematch but it may happen next year instead. In this picture, Mayweather exchange punches with Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2, 2015. JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images