De La Hoya backs Rousey in the ring

Following Ronda Rousey's interesting in boxing, former champion Oscar De La Hoya has indicated that his promotion company will back her in the ring.

De La Hoya, the head of Golden Boy Promotions, has expressed a keen interest in signing the undefeated UFC champion should she want to change sporting codes one day.

"We've discussed it and whenever she's ready to step into the ring as a fighter, as a boxer, then obviously Golden Boy Promotions will be right there with her," the Mexican American told mmafighting.com.

"She's tough. She's really good. Speed, power and instinct, which is very important. She dares to be great. That's the difference between her and a lot of fighters."

During a media briefing on Tuesday, Rousey indicated that while she is entertaining the idea of taking up the sport, she has really ambitious goals.

"I want to be more involved with the sport," said the 28-year-old. 

"It's very difficult right now. But I'll see what I can do. My goals are so crazy that what I'd really like to do…and I don't know if I have the time, I just want to do so many things. I want to be remembered as one of the greatest fighters of all time, in any sport.

"I've got an Olympic medal. I would want to retire from MMA as one of the greatest of all time. I would love to have a chance to be the boxing world champion. I would love to have a chance to be a jiu-jitsu world champion. And I would love to have a chance to be the WWE Divas world champion and just be the best at everything at one point. 

"How that is possible to do, I'm gonna have to figure that out. But I'm trying to figure it out and if anybody is capable, I think that I am."

Meanwhile, Rousey's coach at Glendale Fighting Club, Edmond Tarverdyan, backs his fighter to do well in the boxing ring.

"Ronda can box," said Tarverdyan. 

"Ronda has knockout punching power in both hands. It doesn't matter what hand she touches you with…it's dangerous. She's proved that with the last fight."

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