Boxing legend turned promoter Oscar De La Hoya appears to be at the centre of another backlash from fans on social media.
De La Hoya comes in for a lot of harsh words from fans from time to time, a bit harshly in my opinion.
Okay, he’s made mistakes, have not we all?
Lets look at this from a purely boxing fan perspective for a second.
He has put on a serious number of good fights over the years to be fair – most recently another Golovkin vs Canelo fight, that as a spectacle, was outstanding to watch.
And, when he was a fighter, De La Hoya always delivered action in the ring himself (mostly).
But, this back pedal from his reaction to Conor McGregor’s loss has once again down like a sack of potatoes with boxing fans:
My account was hacked, I just want to make you are that this was not me. – Last night was an unfortunate turn of events during one of the biggest and important fights in UFC history.
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) October 7, 2018
An onslaught has come in once again:
This is as lame as the contaminated meat excuse.
— Mikey (@AnalyseBoxing) October 7, 2018
That was the best tweet you ever sent Oscar
— Tommy Roosh (@KemlinKid) October 7, 2018
Bullshit. Too much Champagne, Oscar?
— James Gates (@montoyagates) October 7, 2018
Haha the old hacked excuse
— Gareth Brennan (@brenndoggz) October 7, 2018
— 🔮The Last Don 🦉 (@DonRaul100) October 7, 2018
— GVB 🏴 (@BASS174) October 7, 2018