Legendary boxer-turned-promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, by no means appears to have Canelo Alvarez’s title removed from his lips, however this time he’s going after the Mexican’s promoter.
De La Hoya believes the truth that Eddie Hearn made the battle between Canelo and Dmitry Bivol, which the Mexican went on to lose, was a horrible concept.
That’s simple to say with hindsight, contemplating previous to the battle Canelo was an enormous favorite, however De La Hoya does make the purpose that even in victory there was little to achieve for the person who was often known as the pound-for-pound king of boxing, contemplating that Bivol had a comparatively small profile going into the competition.
“The fact that the promoter of this event pushed Bivol on Canelo, it was the dumbest move in boxing history … it’s not knowing boxing.” De La Hoya instructed USA Today Sports, in reference to Hearn.
“It was the stupidest transfer … whoever allowed Canelo to battle Bivol. I’d’ve by no means allowed Canelo to battle Bivol.
“Look exactly at what happened. Canelo’s on the top of the world. He’s the king. Why fight a guy that if Canelo fights ten times, he loses ten times? And he has nothing to gain. Nothing to win. Nobody knew Bivol.”
“It’s (the promoter’s) job to information a fighter’s profession. It’s your job to know what’s the most effective transfer, to see what the most important and finest battle for his profession is.
“This was a terrible fight for Canelo’s career. Styles make fights. Bivol’s a great fighter. And nobody knew who Bivol was before this fight. People were not even thinking of Bivol.”
De La Hoya used to advertise Canelo below the Golden Boy promotional banner, however the pair break up on dangerous phrases, with Canelo suing the Hall-of-Famer and telling him to “go f*** yourself” over Twitter.
Canelo has since been a free agent, however he lately signed a three-fight take care of Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing, with Bivol being the primary battle within the deal.
Immediately after Canelo suffered what was solely the second lack of his profession, De La Hoya appeared to increase an olive department to the Mexican in an try to restore their relationship, though Hearn could have more than likely seen it as a sly dig, as he stated on Twitter, “It isn’t too late (yet) to switch back to the best promoter.”
Both Canelo and Bivol have expressed curiosity in a rematch and the Russian needs it at 168 lbs so he has the possibility to grow to be the undisputed tremendous middleweight champion.
De La Hoya agrees that Canelo ought to return to 168 lbs, however he doesn’t consider a Bivol rematch needs to be the chosen route.
“We obviously promoted Canelo and were successful.” De La Hoya stated, “The subsequent transfer, if I have been his promoter, is to return to 168 (lbs), the place you’re the champion.
“Have ‘GGG’ (Gennady Golovkin) move up to 168, knock him out and be on top of the world again.”
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