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Is Oscar De La Hoya right to call out Devin Haney, or is he just stirring the pot?

Oscar De La Hoya, the head of Golden Boy Promotions, and Mexican boxing phenom Canelo Alvarez used to be the most talked-about boxing tandem. De La Hoya deserves some recognition for helping to establish Canelo as the successful boxer that he is now. However, the two parted ways in a well-publicized heated dispute that has yet to die down. The two even got into a heated altercation during the press conference ahead of Canelo’s fight with Jaime Munguia in May. It got to a point where the two almost got into a fight on stage. After this Canelo made some remarks that made it seem like Golden Boy had cheated him out of a huge sum. Incensed by this, Oscar De La Hoya soon filed a cease-and-desist against Canelo. Things have been rough between the two since. As if that wasn’t enough, Oscar De La Hoya has now found himself at loggerheads with another fighter.

Devin Haney recently came out claiming that he had not received the due share of the pay-per-view revenue collected from the Ryan Garcia fight. So when the head of Golden Boy was answering questions from the press recently on the sidelines of the William Zepeda vs. Giovanni Cabrera fight, he discussed with the media how Canelo Alvarez and even Devin Haney have been trying to damage his and his company’s reputation.

Oscar De La Hoya has nothing to hide

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According to Devin Haney, De La Hoya has been ignoring his calls for weeks. The boxer is asking for the remainder of his payment from the Ryan Garcia fight, which includes the pay-per-view collections. When asked about the claims made by Haney, the promoter said, “The fight didn’t sell the way they expected, that’s it. I mean when a Canelo and then now a Shakur (Stevenson) is attacking my integrity, is attacking my company, then maybe there’s something I must do about it.” 

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Do you think Oscar De La Hoya's comments about Devin Haney were justified?

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Who do you think will dominate the William Zepeda vs. Giovanni Cabrera fight?

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Who should Shakur Stevenson fight next after his victory over Artem Harutyunyan?

Gervonta Davis

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Do you agree with Oscar De La Hoya's criticism of the WBC's handling of Ryan Garcia's situation?

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Furthermore, he added that the event’s actual numbers are different from what Haney is assuming. The actual figures are lower than what the boxer believes. He also mentioned inviting Haney to review his records and take any action necessary to uncover the truth if Devin thinks he is being cheated out of his money. “They just didn’t perform the way Devin Haney thought they were going to perform. And I told him, look you can check my books, you can do whatever you can. You can send a thousand lawyers to my office and check everything. I don’t hide anything. Its just the facts are the facts,” Oscar De La Hoya stated to Fight Hub TV.

Apart from this, another well-known boxing entity shared his perspective on how Haney and Garcia were deceived about the amount of money they were going to make from the pay-per-view revenue of their match. 

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Eddie Hearn thinks that the boxers are often bluffed

Matchroom Boxing Head Eddie Hearn was in conversation with Chris Mannix on his podcast last month. The British promoter was discussing how Garcia and Haney are struggling to get their money, because of the disparity between the expectations they had from the fight and the actual numbers that the fight brought in. He stated, “I’m sure both were disappointed with their numbers, for you know that their cheque for the last one.” 

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Hearn went on to explain that the boxers had been bluffed into thinking they had won a sizable quantity of money from the bout. Hearn said, “Because people just bluff people and get in their head about how much money they’re going to make in a fight.”

Although De La Hoya has claimed that he has paid the fighters, even Canelo has blamed him for similar reasons. However, it can’t be judged until the truth about the actual numbers comes to the fore. What do you think about it? Do you think Oscar De La Hoya is hiding the real numbers Haney-Garcia made? Share your thoughts in the comments below.