Twitter Blasts Oscar De La Hoya’s Disastrous Commentary During Frank Mir vs. Steve Cunningham

Published 04/17/2021, 11:46 PM EDT
HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 09: Boxer Oscar De La Hoya arrives at the World Premiere of Disney’s ‘McFarland, USA’ at the El Capitan Theatre on February 9, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)


Four-division world champion Oscar De La Hoya is highly relevant in the ongoing Triller event, headlined by Jake Paul vs Ben Askren. The Golden Boy CEO donned the cap of a commentator and had a brief interaction with the panel, before Frank Mir and Steve Cunningham locked horns.

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The 48-year-old has apparently planned his own comeback under the same banner and seems to share a familiar bond with the Triller administrators. However, things haven’t been so smooth for ‘Golden Boy’. While De La Hoya had a long time on the mic at commentator’s chair, several netizens trolled him on Twitter.

It appeared that he had a slurred speech and with weary eyes, many Internet users enquired whether De La Hoya partied or drank last night. It didn’t stop till there as Twitter saw the barriers break with trollers coming in to attack the former world champion.

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Oscar De La Hoya and Triller

The social networking service, Triller, has dived into the boxing business, and Oscar De La Hoya doesn’t mind seeing another competitor enter the fray. This could be because the puncher turned promoter could look to join hands with them and unveil several cross-promotion events that can ultimately benefit him.

Adding to that, De La Hoya has claimed that he will return to boxing this year against an MMA fighter. Although nothing is official as of now, we can expect an announcement soon. Furthermore, we could see Triller and Golden Boy Promotions work on the July event together.

Oscar De La Hoya weighs in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for their upcoming fight on May 5, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will meet for Mayorga’s WBC Junior Middleweight Championship tomorrow night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/WireImage)

Meanwhile, Triller has one more lucrative event ahead in George Kambosos Jr vs Teofimo Lopez in June. In the undercard, former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield will return against Kevin McBride.

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So, it’s safe to state that Triller is already deep inside the boxing business and can grow even bigger in the upcoming years. That said, boxing and entertainment might blend to form a unique form of combat, much like the ongoing event.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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