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“They Set You Up to Lose”: Oscar De La Hoya Slams Ryan Garcia for ‘Support’ Remarks

Published 06/02/2023, 5:30 AM EDT

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Ryan Garcia and Oscar De La Hoya are going at it with each other. The promoter-fighter duo has been exchanging jabs after Garcia called ‘The Golden Boy’ out over the recent Gervonta Davis fight. After his loss to the Baltimore hard-hitter, the lightweight was at the post-fight press conference without his trainer and promoter. And, Garcia finally confronted the promoter for his absence. But, this confrontation is turning into an online feud between the two as the 50-year-old isn’t willing to remain silent as the young lightweight kept calling him out. And, recently the promoter slammed the 24-year-old over his recent remarks.

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Oscar De La Hoya made a bold claim as Garcia called him out for not being there for him during and after the fight. It seems like Garcia is not pleased with the promoter as the verbal exchange between the two continues. It seems like the Davis fight did more damage to Garcia than one could think of.

Oscar De La Hoya tells Garcia to “Man Up”


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In response to Garcia’s claims against him, Oscar tweeted to the lightweight star telling him to man up for his loss against Davis. De La Hoya claimed that the reason for the lightweight’s loss was ‘the rehydration clause’. And, it seems like the promoter believes that Garcia needs to own up to his losses.

The reason for the beginning of this spree between the two is uncertain. Furthermore, De La Hoya also called out Garcia for his remarks claiming that Davis’ team showed him more support than his own. The 50-year-old tried painting a clear picture for Garcia.


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Oscar De La Hoya claimed that the fight was a setup for ‘KingRy’ to lose with the installation of the rehydration clause. And he further took a jab at PBC promoter Al Haymon for not showing up at the event the whole week. Moreover, De La Hoya did not hesitate to bring out his sarcastic side and ended his tweet with “How’s that for support?”

Who will Ryan Garcia fight next?

Ryan Garcia is anticipated to return to the boxing ring soon. But, it should be noted that he will be fighting in the super-lightweight division with the 140lbs mark. The 24-year-old himself took to Twitter to list the boxers he would like to fight next.


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Rolly Romero is the first fighter on the list that Garcia would like to get his hands on. He also has Isaac Cruz and Teofimo Lopez as other possible options.

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Amid the ongoing spat with Oscar De La Hoya, Who do you think Ryan Garcia should fight next? Let us know in the comments below.

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Agrim Sharma

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Agrim Sharma is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Boxing is Agrim's first love, and he has been enamored with the sport since witnessing the sheer courage and tenacity of 'Iron' Mike in his fight against Peter McNeeley. Agrim's recent coverage of the Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury fight was widely appreciated by readers.

Edited By: Shibu Immanuel