“Bivol was a nobody.” De La Hoya criticizes Hearn over Canelo


The head of the promotional company Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya, criticized his British colleague Eddie Hearn for inappropriate treatment of Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs).

Oscar is convinced that Hearn brought Alvarez and Dmitry Bivol in vain, since “no one knew” the Russian, and it all ended with the defeat of the Mexican due to “wrong style”.

“It was a lose-lose situation, and for everyone,” De La Hoya said. “No one knew Bivol at all. Personally, I would promote Bivol to make him a bigger name, because no one knew about him until he entered the ring with Canelo. He was nobody.”

“The current promoter of Canelo (Hearn) does not come from the world of boxing and does not really understand this sport,” Oscar insists. – In the end, Canelo lost because of him, because it was the wrong style (with Bivol), and in Las Vegas there was not even the usual hype (on the occasion of Alvarez’s performance). Canelo is the superstar of today, but Hearn didn’t do him justice by putting him up against Bivol.”

Recall that Bivol outboxed Alvarez on May 8. However, Canelo retained the title of undisputed super middleweight champion as he moved up into the contender category. On September 16, the Mexican will defend his titles in the third fight against Kazakh Gennady Golovkin.

The day before, De La Hoya said he was ready to sell his company, and also offered Davis millions for the fight with Garcia.

Source: MMA Hour