“There’s No Loyalty” – Canelo Alvarez Breaks Silence on His Strained Relationship With Ex-Promoter Oscar De La Hoya

Published 04/30/2021, 6:00 PM EDT


A year ago, Canelo Alvarez broke into the news when he filed a lawsuit against his then promoter, Oscar De La Hoya. The two were regarded as one of the best promoter-fighter pair and their collision staggered one and all.

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Yet, after a while, the pair came to terms and agreed to never cross each other’s paths again. Putting some spotlight on the same, Alvarez gave his own take on the entire scenario.

“He is not Golden Boy. He doesn’t do anything in Golden Boy. He’s worried about drinking and being involved in other things. He isn’t Golden Boy. The decisions are made by other people.”

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“Those who are in Golden Boy, they are only looking for their own benefit, not the boxer’s benefit. There’s no loyalty here. None. They don’t even know what that is,” said Alvarez while speaking to Graham Bensinger.

In 2019, Canelo Alvarez and Oscar De La Hoya signed for an 11-fight deal worth $365 million, making it the richest deal in boxing. But it fell apart due to some disagreements and differences.

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)

In his above interview, Canelo even asserted that he was always loyal to De La Hoya and his promotion. Yet he added that he doesn’t wish to talk on the same.

For now, Saul Alvarez is signed to Eddie Hearn‘s Matchroom Sport. The pair have joined hands for a two-fight deal. It will end on May 8 after Alvarez’s fight against Billy Joe Saunders.

Will Canelo Alvarez fetch his contract with Eddie Hearn?

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Canelo and Eddie Hearn and have bonded well with time over the past few months. Eddie Hearn staged Alvarez’s last fight with Avni Yildirim in the most perfect setting. Additionally, his May 8 fight against Saunders is expected to be even better than his last encounter.

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 1: Canelo Alvarez, former WBC & WBA Super Welterweight World Champion, trains during an open workout at the House of Boxing Gym July 1, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Moving further, Alvarez will look and analyze this deal and make a decision for the future. That said, it’ll be interesting to see how things shape up for this pair in the coming few months.

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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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