Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has revealed some worrying behind the scenes information regarding Golden Boy Promotions and Oscar De La Hoya.
A former client of Golden Boy Promotions, Canelo ran out his contract in 2020 and has been since working with Eddie Hearn‘s Matchroom Boxing. Canelo had previously revealed he had issues with Oscar De La Hoya, the organisations current CEO, but had never gone into detail.
However, in a recent interview with Graham Bensinger, he fully described his issues with De La Hoya. Canelo stated the following:
“Look, I don’t like to talk much about people, but I’ve been a very loyal person, always. And I was very loyal, always with Golden Boy.“
“[De La Hoya] is not Golden Boy. He doesn’t do anything in Golden Boy. He’s worried about drinking, and being involved in other things…“
“The decisions are made by other people. When Richard Schaefer left Golden Boy, he took all the boxers… And he also wanted to take me – and I was the only boxer that stayed with Golden Boy because I’m a loyal man.
“But then, later I understood why everyone had gone and why Richard Schaefer left. Because those who are in Golden Boy, they are only looking after their own benefit, not the boxer’s benefit” (transcribed by Boxing News 24/7).
De La Hoya was recently the subject of much concern throughout the boxing community, after a bizarre commentary performance for Triller Fight Club’s Askren vs Paul PPV event. He has since apologised.
Canelo looks is set to face off against Billy Joe Saunders and Caleb Plant in 2021, under Matchroom Boxings promotion.
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