Oscar De La Hoya Says He ‘Fall Asleep’ As Canelo Beats Gennady Golovkin In Trilogy Fight


It seems not everyone was entertained by Canelo’s trilogy fight against Gennady Golovkin, as promoter Oscar De La Hoya admitted he was falling asleep.

On Saturday night, Canelo bounced back from his recent loss to Dmitry Bivol by recording a dominating win over GGG.

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Canelo was too young and fresh for Golovkin, 40

The first fight between the two men ended in a split decision draw, with Canelo winning the rematch by majority decision in two extremely close contests.

But, according to promoter De La Hoya, the third fight did not carry the same excitement.

“I was falling asleep until Holly Sonders grabbed my a**,” De La Hoya said on Instagram as he sat at ringside.

This is just the latest in a long feud between the two, which began after Canelo sued De La Hoya and his promotion company, Golden Boy, to become a free agent in 2020.

Then the pair began publicly bashing each other ahead of Canelo’s fight with Billy Joe Saunders in 2021, as the Mexican said in an interview that De La Hoya had ‘no loyalty’ and was more ‘worried about drinking’. .

De La Hoya didn’t appreciate those insults at the time and he clapped back under an Instagram post of Canelo coaching a young boxer.

De La Hoya clearly wasn't impressed with Canelo's performance against Golovkin

De La Hoya clearly wasn’t impressed with Canelo’s performance against Golovkin

“Please, this guy is doing everything wrong. Heads up when he throws hooks. On his heels, flat feet. What else? Oh, he avoids Charlo. said De La Hoya.

Canelo didn’t mince words in his response, saying, “Oh really? You want me to talk? You fucking traitor.

“Do me a favor and fuck you.”

That being said, De La Hoya seemed to be trying to salvage his relationship with Canelo recently, even posting on Twitter wishing him luck ahead of his latest clash with Golovkin.

“I wish Canelo and Golovkin all the best,” said De La Hoya, “and may they have all the strength and courage possible to wage an all-out WAR on the fans!!!”

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