Canelo And De La Hoya Continue Their Feud

Canelo Alvarez has no plans on reconciling with Oscar De La Hoya.

The two have been on bad terms since Alvarez’s lawsuit against Golden Boy promotions, alleging a breach of contract. It was settled out of court, but Canelo has not had pleasant words to say about his former promoter. He labelled De La Hoya a ‘hypocrite’ and called him out for disloyalty. De La Hoya addressed this point, stating their relationship broke down once he called out Alvarez’s trainer, Eddy Reynoso, for not improving the boxer’s game. And yet, De La Hoya helped Alvarez earn over $200 million during their time together. 

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The two are now in business together, as Alvarez fights Jaime Munguia on May 4. De La Hoya represents Munguia, who seeks to extend his undefeated record to 44-0 and win Alvarez’s Undisputed Super Middleweight Title. Canelo was accused of ducking David Benavidez. That has increased the pressure on Canelo to win, especially given De La Hoya’s feeling Munguia will come out on top. That rivalry, however, has left an element of bad blood. 

“I’m not interested in being a friend to him. I’m good where I am. I have nothing to do with him. I wish all the best for him, and that’s it. But I don’t want him in my life. I don’t want him near me or close to me. I don’t want those kinds of vibes in my life,” Canelo said

“The only thing [Alvarez has] against me is my personal life. You want to keep kicking a man while he is down, at the time? I never talk…about [Alvarez] in his personal life. I keep it to boxing. That’s what I know. I have every right to criticize because I have been there as a 10-time world champion in six divisions. I know what’s going on inside the ring. If he wants to attack me in my personal life, then shame on him,” De La Hoya

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