Canelo Alvarez Hits Out at Oscar De La Hoya – ‘They Are People Who Only Look Out for Their Own Good’

Published 04/16/2021, 10:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Canelo Alvarez celebrates after his majority-decision win over Gennady Golovkin during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


A year ago, Canelo Alvarez broke into the news headlines after parting ways with his promoter, Oscar De La Hoya. The pound-for-pound boxing king even filed a lawsuit against ‘The Golden Boy’, thus accusing him of cheating. But the duo settled their dispute and mutually broke their longtime partnership.

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Recently, in a conversation with Telemundo, the Mexican boxer unveiled his notion on Oscar De La Hoya.

He said, “At some point (De La Hoya) disappointed me because they are people who only look out for their own good and their own interests. They say ‘I am your friend, we are family’, but it is never like that. And we are loyal, but not all people are like that,” (h/t Boxing Scene)

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez walks to his corner during his middleweight unification fight against Daniel Jacobs at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The unified super-middleweight champ admitted that De La Hoya and his promotion didn’t manipulate him, but they wanted to gamble different things on him. Alvarez sensed that and separated from ‘Golden Boy’.

The Mexican, Alvarez, opted to be a free agent in the boxing world, but recently, he signed a two-fight deal with the Matchroom. Currently, he’s preparing for his May 8 fight with the Brit Billy Joe Saunders for the unified 168-pound title clash, which will be the last fight of his contract with Matchroom.

Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders – Preview

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In this mammoth title clash, both Alvarez and Saunders will put their super-middleweight titles on the line to give each other a stern in-ring test. This fight is undeniably the best clash at super-middleweight landscape wherein both the pugilists will meet each other at their absolute prime.

Furthermore, this fight will be important for the Mexican boxer to signify his legacy at this weight class, thus etching his name in the history books.

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That said, this super middleweight unification bout holds vast responsibilities and hype for obvious reasons, and fans cannot wait to see the pair go up against each other.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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