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Boxing Champion Oscar De La Hoya May Run For President In 2020

Ever since Donald Trump went from television to the White House, it seems like every other celebrity has the desire to do the same thing.

Back in 2015, rapper Kanye West declared during the MTV VMAs that he decided to run for president in 2020.

Last year, wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne "The Rock" revealed that he would "100% consider" running for office. "This past election shows anything can happen," he told Vanity Fair. "It would be a great opportunity to help people, so it's possible."

In another interview with GQ, he said the idea to run for the position of Commander-in-Chief "started coming up more and more" over the last year.

“There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think, ‘Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful,'" he explained.

Despite his lack of political experience, Johnson is known for his big heart and selflessness, characteristics that would make him a decent candidate. He has also dabbled in politics in the past and even made appearances at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in 2000 to encourage young voters to participate.

Now, another champion in the ring also has their sights set on the White House.

Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya wants to add the title of the "President of the United States" to his extensive resume, which includes multiple division boxing champion as well as boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) promoter through his company Golden Boy Promotions.

While speaking with TMZ Sports, De La Hoya opened up about his plans to run for the 2020 elections. He said he is already working to make this dream happen.

”I am actually very, very serious and I strongly feel that if a Kanye West can do it and announce and maybe tease the world that he would maybe one day wanna run for president, why not me?" he asked.

De La Hoya clarified that he isn't making this decision on a whim. He's been thinking about it a lot "over the years," because "ever since becoming a professional in boxing, I’ve had millions of people tell me, ‘Look, why don’t you represent? Why don’t you stand up and have a bigger voice?’ And obviously, the biggest voice you can have is being president."

The 45-year-old is also inspired by Trump, who came into politics with a business background, and managed to win. He is currently putting together an "exploratory team," and if it all works out, we could see his name on the ballots in two years.

Watch his announcement in the video below:

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