The two promoters are not on the best of terms after De La Hoya recently mocked Hearn following Canelo Alvarez’s decision to sign a three-fight deal with the PBC rather than fight on DAZN.
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) June 22, 2023
Not only that, but De La Hoya dismissed any suggestions that Jaime Munguia (a Golden Boy fighter) would face Edgar Berlanga (a Matchroom fighter) by targeting a fight with David Benavidez (who is with the PBC) instead.
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) June 25, 2023
This was despite the fact that both De La Hoya and Hearn have an agreement with DAZN.
“He’s a great promoter in Europe in the U.K. Just let let me do my job here, and let me take care of business. Because obviously he doesn’t know the market here.
“He’s not building anything. He literally just spent I don’t know how many millions of dollars of DAZN’s money and still hasn’t built anything.
So he just doesn’t understand the market. There’s nothing wrong with that…the problem is that he’s not doing that right,” De La Hoya said
Moving forward, Hearn will have to make some serious changes. The losses of Canelo and Devin Haney to his stable have been a huge blow.
And given that the Hearn-De La Hoya partnership has been trumped by the PBC, which continues to put on the biggest fights, there are many question marks over DAZN’s future in light of the huge sums spent.