“Sit Your Old A** Down”: While Flying in Private Jet Worth Around $65,000,000, Oscar De La Hoya’s Breakdown of Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo Receives Scathing Response From Fans

Published 09/27/2023, 11:08 AM EDT

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Over the past few months, Oscar De La Hoya has been in the spotlight for some disagreeable reasons. Even when the intention could be bona fide, the former six-division world champion and Olympic gold medalist has often found himself widely pilloried. Take, for instance, his latest attempt at taking apart the big fight this weekend between Canelo Alvarez and Jermell Charlo. From the comments, it appeared that his reasoning sounded baloney to most fans.

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‘The Golden Boy’ might have opted for the most apt ambience. The clip showed him inside a chic personal jetliner, probably one of those in the $65 million bracket. So he began, “Canelo, obviously he’s very flat-footed and heavy. Uh, inside the ring, he literally walks like he has quicksand on his feet, but I think that if he throws those big bombs on Charlo’s arms, obviously during the rounds his arms will come down, and in the later rounds, Canelo will chop him down and eventually maybe stop him…

An unnecessary critique; fans urge Oscar De La Hoya to chill off

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Calling Oscar De La Hoya the ‘biggest Canelo hater,’ the following user told the former champion and Olympic gold medalist to cut the cackle. He said, “You’re the biggest Canelo hater! Sit your old a** down, Oscar!

The next user also seemed to differ from De La Hoya’s views. He highlighted that Jermell Charlo shouldn’t be equated with Dmitry Bivol. Fighters with lower skills have punched him out. But he’s up against a much stronger and more seasoned boxer. So unlike Charlo, Bivol, who is big, could withstand Alvarez’s strength. Neither is the ‘Iron Man’ as quick as Floyd Mayweather Jr.; hence, he foresees the Mexican icon victorious in the eleventh round.

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The user said, “Charlo ain’t Bivol. He has been hit by lower-ranking boxers. That might work in the first 3 to 4 rounds, but he will be fighting at a heavier weight vs. a stronger boxer and very experienced. Bivol was able to withstand Canelo’s power because he is massive, [but] Charlo isn’t. Also, [Charlo] isn’t Mayweather or Lara fast. So, a win for Canelo in the 11th round! Sit down, Oscar.

Then this fan lamented that so-called ‘boxing experts’ from Instagram have arrived to destroy the reputation of a living legend in the sport: “Here come the Instagram boxing experts to try and discredit a legend in the sport.

But the following user finds De La Hoya’s review reasonable. According to him, Alvarez has supreme upper-body movements. But he has very sluggish feet. However, Jermell Charlo’s distancing stands nowhere near Bivol’s. More so, his defense is not sharp. So whenever he throws a functional punch, Canelo Alvarez has enough ammo to counter it. The user said, “[He’s] not wrong. [Canelo’s] got great upper body movement but very slow feet, but I just feel like [Charlo’s] distance isn’t as good as Bivol, and his defense isn’t as spot on, so every time he throws something meaningful, Canelo will counter it.

Finally, given De La Hoya’s extensive experience in the boxing industry, the following fan shared how much he admired the former world champion: “My respect for Oscar! He’s been in the sport of boxing for a long time.

The possible way out for Charlo, according to De La Hoya

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Probably one of the reasons why so many fans called out Oscar De La Hoya could be his recent harangues against Canelo Alvarez. As many fans know, the latter was once part of his stable at Golden Boy Promotions. The former champion even questioned the Super Middleweight champion’s performance against John Ryder in May.

According to De La Hoya, if Jermell Charlo resorts to frequent jabs, finds opportune time to launch combinations, constantly moves, and maintains his distance, he should be able to keep Canelo Alvarez in a tight spot like Dmitry Bivol did last year. The Light Heavyweight champion kept throwing punches, shifted backward, and harassed the Mexican icon with the sequence. Ultimately, ‘The Golden Boy’ surmised that the fight could go either way. It may be an easy victory for Alvarez or an excellent showing by the ‘Iron Man.’

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Do you agree with De La Hoya’s assessment? What’s your take on the fans’ reactions? Please share your thoughts and views with us in the comments below.

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Jaideep Unnithan is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. With over 400 articles authored at ES, Jaideep has built a reputation for diving deep into stories and producing detailed reports. Jaideep's passion for the sport of boxing was ignited when his father shared his experience of watching Ali vs Frazier live in the US.
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