On Wednesday, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya revealed that he was planning to come out of retirement.
One of the key opponents in De La Hoya's career, Felix 'Tito' Trinidad, is not interested in exploring a possible big money rematch with his former foe.
Trinidad is very much happy in retirement and has no itch to return to the ring - as several big names of the past are currently returning to the sport.
“The truth is that I am calm. During these moments of my life I am calm. I feel at peace, but at the same time fighting for what I have to fight for,” Trinidad said to Carlos Gonzalez, in reference to a lawsuit to recover part of the fortune he amassed during his career in boxing.
“I wish De La Hoya the best. I've never had anything against him. We fought because we had to have a winner and that is Tito Trinidad. I wish the best for him. Oscar knows that this is not easy, but may he have the success of the world on his return."
When De la Hoya and Trinidad met in September 1999, the match generated 1.4 million buys on pay-per-view. Trinidad won a very close twelve round decision - handing De La Hoya his first career defeat.
Felix Trinidad Rodríguez, father and head trainer of Trinidad, explained that De La Hoya's potential return to the ring will not be a motivation for his son to follow in the footsteps of his former rival.
"Tito contributed what he could to boxing. He said goodbye in a way and to return might blur on what he had achieved at one point..... that would be sad," said Trinidad Rodríguez.
“[De La Hoya] could have had a rematch and he never wanted to. Doing it at this point is too late. Tito has to take care of his health because this (boxing) is not a game. Both went through a minefield... if anyone understands [the risks of returning it would be them], it could cost them their lives.
“De La Hoya never wanted to go against Tito again. If he still has a thorn in his side [over the loss], it is too late to remove it because he had eight opportunities to do it and he did not take advantage of them
De La Hoya retired in 2008, after suffering a stoppage loss at the hands of Manny Pacquiao. Both he and Trinidad were inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2014.