By Michael Amoah
Former pound-for-pound champion and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De La Hoya has taken shots at the superfight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor.
The CEO of the Golden Boy Promotions branded the Mayweather-McGregor fight as a disgrace to the sport.
“I was pissed because Mayweather knows better than that,” De La Hoya said while comparing the quality of the two fights. “He’s one of the best boxers on the planet today that we’ve had in the past several years. But, come on, knock the guy out in two or three rounds! Don’t carry him for 10 rounds!” De La Hoya told New York based radio station – Hot 97.
Speaking in an interview, the 44-year-old said he will stop Conor McGregor today if the two stepped in the ring:
“Yeah,” De La Hoya responded when asked if he could beat Conor McGregor in a boxing match today with proper training. “It can’t go more than two rounds.”
Oscar De La Hoya also believes that Floyd Mayweather although a great boxer is very cunning in the selection of his opponents and doesn’t deserve to be called the greatest boxer of all time.
“My question is this: when was Mayweather in a 50-50 fight?” De La Hoya asked while suggesting that just about all of Mayweather’s opponents were either well past their prime [Mosley, Cotto, Pacquiao] or didn’t have the experience [Canelo] to present a real challenge.
“That’s my critique. Is he the best boxer we’ve had in recent years? Yeah. He’s obviously not the best. I think he would be top 10 of all time [but not top 5].”
The former champion was disgusted at Mayweather’s attempt to bet [$400,000] on himself to knockdown McGregor in the 10th round and believes that is the reason why the ‘Money Man’ delayed the bout.