Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has weighed in on the ongoing feud between former stablemate Ryan Garcia and his old promoter Oscar De La Hoya – and claimed he warned Garcia such a situation might occur.
It was announced recently that De La Hoya’s Golden Boy promotional outfit will be suing Garcia over a contractual dispute, whist the fighter himself has initiated a lawsuit in response.
And Alvarez explained on The Breakfast Club that he envisaged the fall out, before having some choice words for his countryman De La Hoya.
“Yeah [I saw it coming]. And I even told [Ryan] – you can ask him. But at the end of the day, it’s his decision. From my experience I told him he needs to see what he wants to do.”
“I don’t know about anything in his contract. When I was with them, I made my own contract. They don’t come and say “you need to sign this” – I came with my own with what I wanted.”
“I stayed with Oscar when everyone else left, because I am loyal. But I don’t think he is that kind of person.”
Garcia and De La Hoya’s relationship has been on a steep decline ever since the 24-year-old’s loss to Gervonta Davis back in April, after which the hall of fame promoter caught flack for not backing his man at the post-fight press conference. He would later claim that death threats made him leave the arena early.
From Garcia’s perspective, he will no doubt hope the situation can be resolved as soon as possible so he can rebuild from the Davis defeat and look towards more big fights one division up.