Despite both being from Mexico and having once worked together, it’s clear Oscar De La Hoya and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez are never going to be the best of friends.
De La Hoya promoted Alvarez for almost a decade from 2010, however the relationship ended on a sour note and the pair have taken numerous public digs at each other since.
And when asked about his former promoter on the Full Send Podcast, Alvarez described him as a “hypocrite” and “f***ing crazy.”
“I was glad to get away from him [De La Hoya]. He’s f***ing crazy. I think nobody likes him.”
“He’s a hypocrite. He doesn’t have any loyalty. That’s why he’s having problems right now and doesn’t have any fighters.”
“There’s Ryan Garcia, but even he is in a problem with him right now.”
“Right now, Oscar is talking s*** about me. But if I was with him, he’d be saying, “Canelo is the best and we’re going to do this and that.” But I’m not with him, so it’s always the opposite.”
De la Hoya criticised Alvarez ahead of his undisputed super middleweight world title clash against Jermell Charlo, however it clearly did not affect his countryman.
After three underwhelming performances on the spin, ‘Canelo’ looked a lot more like his brilliant best against Charlo, dropping the American on route to a unanimous decision victory at the T-Mobile Arena.
It remains unclear who his next fight will be, though the consensus option from fight fans is a clash against David Benavidez – provided ‘The Mexican Monster’ gets through a showdown with Demtrius Andrade which is tipped to take place later this year.