Óscar de la Hoya affirms that he does not respect Canelo Álvarez as a person, but he does respect him as a fighter – La Opinion

Óscar de la Hoya affirms that he does not respect Canelo Álvarez as a person, but he does respect him as a fighter – La Opinion


Óscar de la Hoya, promoter of Golden Boy Promotions, stated that he does not respect Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez as a person, but he does respect him as a fighter, after the Guadalajara’s recent statements in where he makes it clear that he doesn’t want him near him.

In statements collected by BoxingScene, De la Hoya expressed that what Canelo Álvarez says He’s a piece of shit and he knows that everyone talks bad about him for what he did in the past outside the ring.but he assured that within him he deserves respect for what he achieved.

“As a fighter, I always talk about fighters in the ring. Outside the ring, the story is completely different. Everyone talks about me outside the ring: the shit I always did, in the past. It is what it is. It’s in plain sight, whatever. Inside the ring no one can criticize me. That’s the respect I deserve“, said.

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Canelo Álvarez does not want to have anything to do with Óscar de la Hoya and he does not want him in his life either. Photo Courtesy: Esther Lin/Premier Boxing Champions.

“But ‘Canelo’ talking about all this shit, that’s it. It’s bullshit. The fact that he can’t be around me because I don’t pay attention to him is something very important to him and it fucks with his head. I don’t understand it because he is a great fighter. I respect him as a fighter, but I don’t respect him as a person.”he added.

As Canelo Álvarez will face Jaime Munguía, a fighter promoted by Óscar de la Hoya, on May 4, both have had to face each other again. At the initial press conference, the man from Guadalajara He did not seem comfortable having Golden Boy around and in recent statements he expressed his feelings.

“I’m not interested in being your friend. I’m fine where I am. I have nothing to do with him. I wish him all the best and he’s done. But I don’t want him in my life. I don’t want him near me or near me. “I don’t want that kind of vibes in my life,” he told BoxingScene.

The problems between the man from Guadalajara and De la Hoya began when the Mexican signed a historic agreement of $365 million dollars for his next 11 fights with the DAZN company. According to the undisputed champion, both Golden Boy Promotions and the platform made decisions without him knowing, which is why he made the decision to sue them in 2020 for breach of contract.

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Jaime Munguía and Canelo Álvarez face each other this May 4 for the undisputed 168-pound championship. Photo Courtesy: Esther Lin/Premier Boxing Champions.

The Mexican demanded compensation for more than $280 million in damages, and declared himself a free agent. Although all parties reached an agreement, the relationship between Canelo Álvarez and De la Hoya It didn’t end in the best way and now every time they have the opportunity they both publicly criticize each other.

Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez, 33, showed that He is still at the top and increased his legacy in the sport after beating Jermell Charlo by unanimous decision. The undisputed 168-pound champion has a record of 60 wins (39 by knockout), two losses and two draws in his professional career.

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