Oscar De La Hoya got into the bad books of Dana White when he ridiculed the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather boxing match. As a result, the UFC President and he continue to trade barbs at each other.
Recently, White indicated that ‘The Golden Boy’ was making a comeback as he needed money for expensive recreational substances.
Not to miss out on an opportunity to hit back, De La Hoya slammed the sports fans for not tuning in to watch boxing. The former boxer tweeted, “It’s a f*****g embarrassment that sports-starved fans are flocking to baseball and the UFC, & largely ignoring the greatest sport in the world. I have been working tirelessly day and night with our partners at DAZN to get a Canelo fight done ASAP and get our sport back on track.”
It’s a fucking embarrassment that sports-starved fans are flocking to baseball and the UFC, & largely ignoring the greatest sport in the world. I have been working tirelessly day and night with our partners at DAZN to get a Canelo fight done ASAP and get our sport back on track.
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) August 26, 2020
Boxing numbers have dropped since the pandemic enforced stoppages and subsequent resumptions. UFC President Dana White trolled Top Rank’s Bob Arum for almost losing out to cornhole in the ESPN viewership charts.
This is worrying for the sport and ‘The Golden Boy’ feels the return of Alvarez will arrest the slide. But who will the four-division champion box against, and when?
Oscar De La Hoya knows delays see opponents pull out of fighting Canelo Alvarez
The delays will impact Alvarez’s opponent, with a bout against Billy Joe Saunders already canceled. The WBC has ordered him to fight at super middleweight for the vacant title against Avni Yildirim.
‘Canelo’ has held a championship at this weight class when he reigned as the WBA’s (regular) super middleweight champion. His return to the squared circle can serve as a boost for the sport which De La Hoya labels as “the greatest in the world.”
Fans saw this in England when Matchroom Fight Camp played host to big names. Their last Fight Card on Saturday featured Katie Taylor, Alexander Povetkin, and Dillian Whyte.
Do you think Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN reaching a deal will lead to fans tuning away from UFC and MLB to focus on boxing instead? What do you make of Oscar De La Hoya’s statements regarding the UFC?
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