Floyd Mayweather: “There’s no fighters that look up to De La Hoya”

Retired Oscar De La Hoya may not be the best person to talk about disrespecting the sport of boxing.

Even before De La Hoya was exposed for calling out UFC President Dana White and 12-time boxing world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather on Twitter last night for the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight, Mayweather said he should not be one to talk.

Addressing De La Hoya’s critical statements of the bout between Mayweather and UFC fighter Conor McGregor, labeling it disrespectful to the sport of boxing, Mayweather set the record straight an interview with Stephen A. Smith earlier this month.

After mentioning that De La Hoya was trying to work out a fight between McGregor and Canelo Álvarez, Mayweather further slammed De La Hoya for being a hypocrite.

“Remember, he said I’m not good for boxing?” Mayweather said. “So you telling me that dressing in drag, doing cocaine, being an alcoholic is a good example for these young fighters up-and-coming? When you talk about boxing you have to bring my name up. There’s no young fighters that look up to De La Hoya, at all.”

The Mayweather vs De La Hoya fight also gave De La Hoya the biggest payday of his career, says Mayweather.

Last night, in a tweet now deleted, De La Hoya talked down the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight once again.

“FUCK YOU #MayweatherVsMcGregor BOTH ARE DISRESPECTING THE SPORT OF BOXING #CaneloGGG Sept 16th,” De La Hoya tweeted.

White fired back.

“WFT!? Is this guy snorting coke and drinking booze again??!?#OscarDeLaArum,” White responded on social media.

Mayweather vs. McGregor fight tonight in Las Vegas.


Gino Terrell is the Director of Content at Hidden Valley Culture Blog/In-Depth section. Terrell covered local artists and reviewed mainstream shows in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area under the Twin Cities Daily Planet (2014-15). He also freelanced for MinnPost and interned at Pioneer Press, KSTP TV (the Minneapolis ABC News Affiliate) and American Public Media Group. He's accumulated over 30 awards from the Associated Collegiate Press, Society of Professional Journalists and National Association of Black Journalists and founded award winning student-magazine Pipers In-Depth at Hamline University (St. Paul, Minnesota). He was once the sports editor for the school newspaper, The Oracle. Follow him on Twitter: @Gin026

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