‘Addiction is No Joke’- Frank Mir Talks About Oscar De La Hoya’s Commentary During His Match

Published 04/19/2021, 10:17 AM EDT


Frank Mir fought former boxing champion, Steve Cunningham, during the thriller Fight Club pay-per-view card. The fight ended after Cunningham won the fight via a decision.

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This fight was highly anticipated as it marked the return of two greats of combat sports; however, something happened during the fight that caught all the attention.

Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya appeared at the event and joined the Triller broadcast team ahead of the fight. The ‘Golden Boy’ was there to be a part of the team for the build-up towards the Askren vs Jake Paul fight.

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During the broadcast, the boxing legend seemed to lose his focus, repeating things and slurring constantly. It became quite clear that Oscar was not quite in his senses and thus people from all around the world started talking about the same. Many fans condemned De La Hoya for his actions, while others expressed concerns for the man’s health.

After the fight many people took to social media to comment on the situation and Mir was one of them, Mir wrote, “Regarding the commentary during my fight last night. I could be angry, and I could laugh too, but addiction is no joke, I know.

“I sincerely hope that those around Oscar get him the help he needs. He was a great champion & ambassador for boxing. I’d like to think he can be again.”

What happened during the fight between Frank Mir and Cunningham?

Everyone expected the fight to be a great one, and although the fight did not disappoint, Cunningham really was in control the whole time. The fight was always going to favor Cunningham, but Mir still deserves all the credit for performing to the best of his abilities.

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The former boxing champ did not seem to lose his edge as he won comfortably with the cards reading (60-54), (60-54), (58-56).

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While the fight was a success, the talking point will remain Oscar De La Hoya’s commentary. Frank Mir has witnessed addiction up close and has dealt with it, and therefore it was great to see him supporting De La Hoya.

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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