Ryan Garcia Compares Oscar De La Hoya With Floyd Mayweather, Says “All the Bullsh*t” Got to Golden Boy

Published 01/31/2024, 10:54 PM EST

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The terms between Ryan Garcia and Oscar De La Hoya were never the same after the Gervonta Davis fight last year. The days leading to Garcia’s fight with Oscar Duarte even saw the troubled relationship flare out in the open. Now, how would it appear if a third angle meddled itself with an already stretched association?

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The growing friendship between Garcia and Floyd Mayweather Jr. had already been a news headline. On the other hand, relations between Oscar De La Hoya and Mayweather Jr. have always been strained. Thus, the growing closeness of the charge with an archrival ended up only adding more stress to the apparent fault lines. In the latest bare-your-soul interview, Ryan Garcia revealed where his relations with ‘The Golden Boy’ stood and, more visibly, where the latter marked off from ‘TBE’.

Ryan Garcia and the De La Hoya-Mayweather Jr. rivalry

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So Patrick Bet-David pulled out the now famous ‘Pre-run with Floyd’ tweet from Oscar De La Hoya. He wanted to understand whether Garcia and ‘The Golden Boy’ had attended to the matter. ‘KingRy’ first encapsulated wherein the problem stood in his relationship with Oscar De La Hoya. He said, “This is my problem with Oscar. Stop going to the media in bashing Floyd; there’s no reason.

He gave the latest instance, revealing how, after a purported conversation with ‘TBE’, he also felt that going after Rolando Romero’s belt made better sense than a fight with Devin Haney. However, all this happened over a regular conversation with a person whose judgment he values a lot. Hence, there’s no reason for ‘The Golden Boy to hit the roof. Then he generously doled out in detail reasons why he appreciated the association with Mayweather Jr.

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Bet-David asked, what’s the biggest difference between Oscar De la Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr.? “Oscar is getting to the point where he’s being his truest self—you know, goofy crazy and whatever he wants to be—and just kind of trying to be living in truth,” said Garcia. But he emphasized, “Floyd’s always been living the truth; he’s real as it comes. You know, that’s the difference, I would say.

Then he took some time describing how both the former world champion and now-promoters worked. However, Garcia did clarify when Bet-David raised the question of promotions. He made it clear that he takes Mayweather Jr.’s words as friendly counsel. Hence, the latter is not trying to act as his promoter.

But Ryan Garcia did have something to say about his promoter. He stressed, “Oscar had a lot of potential. I think Oscar just didn’t reach his fullest potential. Why do you think he let all the sh*t get to him? This sh*t is bullsh*t. All the fame, all the money, all the girls—all that is bullsh*t. There’s only one purpose, and that’s God.

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Usually, jealousy and comparisons emerge as natural outcomes in such situations. More often than not, they end up fanning the flames. Perhaps that’s what happened with Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s entry. But how far would the footprints of the newfound mentor-disciple connection stretch? Finally, a few details were at hand thanks to a tell-all from ‘KingRy’ in his latest interview. Fans can only hope the issues get sorted out as soon as possible and they get to see some good fights.

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Do you think it’s high time, Ryan Garcia and Oscar De La Hoya sat down and sort out their differences for good? Please share your views with us in the comments below.

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