“Showed up for a pay cheque,” Oscar De La Hoya critiques the ‘Super Boring’ Canelo Alvarez vs Jermell Charlo fight urging boxing survival efforts

Oscar De La Hoya makes a grand announcement about his plans to save boxing following the Alvarez vs. Charlo title fight.


“Showed up for a pay cheque,” Oscar De La Hoya critiques the ‘Super Boring’ Canelo Alvarez vs Jermell Charlo fight urging boxing survival efforts

Oscar De La Hoya and Canelo Alvarez (Image via IMAGO)

Oscar De La Hoya labels the Canelo vs. Charlo fight as ‘super boring’ and wants to save boxing by calling out the top promoters. Canelo Alvarez recently faced Jermell Charlo, the unified light middleweight champion. Many have criticized their bout, as it was one-sided and unexciting.

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Oscar De La Hoya, a boxing legend and promoter, expressed his dissatisfaction in a video, mocking Jermell Charlo‘s uninspiring performance and suggesting that Canelo Alvarez had an effortless victory.

He said, “Canelo [vs] Charlo, super boring fight. I mean he just showed up for a pay cheque. Canelo, obviously like I said, on quicksand throwing bombs. He won easy. But anyway, look, if we want boxing to survive, if we want boxing to thrive, we need superfights like, all the time. Fighters must fight each other, we have to come together.”

De La Hoya emphasized the significance of “super fights” in boxing, saying that they should deliver both entertainment and top-quality performances for boxing fans.  As a promoter himself, De La Hoya extended an invitation to fellow prominent promoters, such as Eddie Hearn and Bob Arum, to organize a meeting and plan future matches consisting of the absolute top-tier boxers.

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Jake Paul expresses desire to face Canelo Alvarez in the ring

As the influencer boxing craze gains popularity, YouTubers have started to gain the reputation of being seen as professional boxers. Jake Paul is among the biggest superstars when it comes to YouTube boxing and has proven to possess substantial knockout ability.

Canelo Alvarez (Image Courtesy: Marca)
Canelo Alvarez (Image Courtesy: Marca)

Paul has always spoken about his high ambitions and claiming he could beat Canelo Alvarez isn’t something that is surprising to hear from the 26-year-old. After Alvarez beat Jermell Charlo in his last fight, Paul immediately took to social media to announce that he would fight Canelo in the future. 

Paul excels at manipulating the media, outperforming most individuals in the boxing community. He understands that his relevance depends on staying in the public eye, and he achieves this by associating himself with accomplished boxers. Whether he fights or not, he always expresses a genuine conviction that a match with Canelo will materialize, which helps him create the hype.

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