The Eddie Hearn and Oscar De La Hoya back and forth doesn’t look like ending anytime soon.
Hearn previously commented on the ‘bizarre’ public spat between De La Hoya and his fighter, Ryan Garcia after the two had traded insults on twitter in the wake of Garcia’s defeat to Gervonta Davis.
Speaking to Fight Hub TV about the exchange, Hearn said he ‘doesn’t care’ what De La Hoya has to say, and that he’s only bothered about making the biggest fights for his stable.
”F**k Oscar! I don’t care what he says.
The reality is that Oscar probably thinks I’m talking to Ryan Garcia, I’ve never had one conversation with Ryan Garcia, I would not have those conversations whilst he’s under contract.
Someone asked me my opinions of him publicly having spats with Ryan Garcia on social media, which I thought was bizarre. Oscar can do his own thing, it doesn’t really bother me. But for me the reality is they will only take fights they believe they can win, they don’t think they can beat Regis Prograis, because if they did they’d be in touch and we’d make that fight next.
We’re both on the same platform, so you can talk about all these other fights, but never mention Regis Prograis, why? Because they think he’s a tough fight. They like the Rolly Romero fight, why? Because they think they can beat him.”
The super-lightweight division looks set to be one of the hottest weight classes in boxing – and with the likely additions of Devin Haney and ‘Tank’ Davis joining Garcia and Prograis in the future, some of the biggest fights in the sport could take place at 140lbs.
Whether or not De La Hoya is involved in them on Garcia’s behalf remains to be seen.