'Lopez' has De La Hoya punch lines


Oscar De La Hoya has signed on to guest star in an episode of ABC's comedy series "George Lopez."

The boxer will portray a trash-talking doctor on the golf course with Lopez in the series from Warner Bros. Television. The airdate for the episode has not been determined.

The Season 6 premiere of "Lopez" is at 8 p.m. Jan. 24.

De La Hoya has portrayed himself in such series as Fox's "The Simpsons" and "MadTV" and HBO's "Arli$$."

The boxer, nicknamed the "Golden Boy," will defend his junior middleweight championship May 5 in a fight against welterweight champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The fight will air on HBO pay-per-view.

De La Hoya is repped by CAA and attorney Stephen Espinoza.