It appears that the legendary boxer could be reentering a sport that isn’t what it once was, as De La Hoya took to twitter to call boxing an embarrassment, while also claiming boxing fans are flocking to the UFC and Major League Baseball (MLB):
It’s a fucking embarrassment that sports-starved fans are flocking to baseball and the UFC, & largely ignoring the greatest sport in the world. I have been working tirelessly day and night with our partners at DAZN to get a Canelo fight done ASAP and get our sport back on track.— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) August 26, 2020
De La Hoya, in the Twitter post, also claimed that he is working with DAZN to book Canelo Alvarez’s next fight, while De La Hoya says will get the sport back on track.
The boxing great did try to get some MMA fans of his own with Golden Boy MMA, but the promotion ran one event headlined by Tito Ortiz defeating Chuck Liddell and Golden Boy MMA hasn’t been heard of since.