“He’s the Circus Clown” – Eddie Hearn Takes a Dig at Oscar De La Hoya

Published 10/08/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 04: Promoter, Eddie Hearn speaks to the media during the Clash On The Dunes Press Conference at the Diriyah Season Hospitality Lounge on December 04, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


In just a brief span of time, Eddie Hearn and Oscar De La Hoya’s rift has increased. Over the past few months, the pair hasn’t spared a single opportunity to mock each other. There’s no real information on when things escalated between the two.

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A few months back, ‘Golden Boy’ tweeted a screenshot wherein the Brit was seen taking a jibe at his prime fighter Canelo Alvarez.

Canelo was first associated with De La Hoya’s promotions, but they parted ways and the p4p star joined hands with Hearn. ‘Golden Boy’ didn’t like this and tweeted one of Eddie Hearn’s old statements about Canelo. All of this is in the past, but De La Hoya still mocks the British promoter.

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Recently, Hearn was in a chat with iFL TV, where he spoke about his foe, De La Hoya.

“Someone needs to grab hold of him and just take his social media off him, because it’s bizarre stuff. Listen we’re in a circus and he’s the circus clown, so let him play… They say no one knows me in America, but he don’t stop talking about me. He’s supposed to be this massive star in America, so if he wants to keep talking about me, keep going mate,” he said.

Hearn is known for his business acumen, but more than that, he’s renowned for giving it back to his enemies. That said, in his above statement, the Matchroom MD went all out against De La Hoya.

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Eddie Hearn shares an on-and-off relationship with Top Rank boss, Bob Arum. However, their banters are far from reaching the level of the feud Hearn has with ‘Golden Boy’.

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 06: Eddie Hearn attends a press conference at Bramall Lane on February 6, 2020 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by James Wilson/MB Media/Getty Images)

Before the Hearn-De La Hoya feud, the sport of boxing had never seen such a tremendous rivalry between bigwig promoters.

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Given their history, it seems Hearn and De La Hoya won’t stop going at each other. Hence, it will be interesting to see if ‘Golden Boy’ responds to Hearn’s above comments.

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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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