Former professional boxer Oscar De La Hoya is "very, very serious" about running for President of the United States. The 45-year old Los Angeles native recently told TMZ that he is putting together an “exploratory team” to gauge interest, and if the numbers are right, he might throw his hat in the ring.

In an interview with TMZ, De La Hoya explained that "millions of people" have encouraged him to have a bigger voice, which is part of the reason why he's seriously considering running in a future presidential election.

"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? ... I've had literally, over the years, ever since I became 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."

De La Hoya has zero experience in an elected office - but neither did President Trump when he ran and we all know how that election played out.

Check out his discussion with TMZ in the video embedded below.