Oscar De La Hoya has strong words about the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather fight.
Oscar De La Hoya is hosting what should be a big boxing pay-per-view between Canelo Alvarez and ‘GGG’ Gennady Golovkin this September. With the massive spectacle between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather happening just a couple of weeks before, many believe that De La Hoya’s event will take quite a hit in the box office because of it.
The boxer-turned-promoter went on a bit of a rant about the topic, saying McGregor is “a little delusional” for thinking he can win a mismatch that shouldn’t even be sanctioned at all in the first place.
“It’s one of those boxing matches that’s gonna be irrelevant to our major fight, and real fight, that we have against two real boxers on September 16th,” De La Hoya told BT Sport. “First of all, how did the commission ever sanction such a fight? And how can a fighter who has zero experience in boxing go against the very best, and pretend that maybe he can win? It’s almost unheard of.
“Look, Floyd Mayweather is one of the best boxers in our generation, and for McGregor to think that he can out-box Mayweather is a little delusional. It’s speaking the truth, but hey, may they have a good fight, and then we can move on to focus on our real fight on September 16th.”
Prior to the announcement of Mayweather vs McGregor, De La Hoya predicted 3 million buys for Canelo vs GGG. That initial number already seemed crazy then, but with these new “irrelevant” developments, I wonder if Golden Boy still comes out with those same predictions now.