Canelo Dismisses De La Hoya Critique: “He Acted Crazy Last Year”

Canelo Alvarez Declines to Respond to Oscar De La Hoya

Canelo Alvarez dismisses critique from Oscar De La Hoya
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (L, credit: Tom Hogan), Oscar De La Hoya (Reuters/Steve Marcus)

Canelo Alvarez Dismisses Critique From “Crazy” Oscar De La Hoya

Undisputed super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (58-2-2, 39KO) is not looking to invest any energy into responding to the harsh critique of his legacy by Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya.

Canelo and De La Hoya have a storied history following their public divorce in 2020. Although the undisputed champion parted ways with Golden Boy and DAZN, he reconciled with the latter and continues to enjoy doing business on the streaming app.

De La Hoya has held a grudge against his former protégé since the ink was dry on the divorce papers. The undisputed champion is preparing to defend the crown against WBO mandatory John Ryder for the traditional Cinco De Mayo weekend. Boxing fans are not excited about seeing Canelo – Ryder. De La Hoya tossed in his two cents by claiming the Mexican champion has regressed to fighting lower quality opponents.


During an interview with Behind The Gloves, Canelo did not care to entertain his former promoter’s criticism with a response.

“I think it not make sense to respond that way. Oscar, last year, he acted a little crazy. So, it’s better (to not) answer. No comment.”

The undisputed champion is right not to engage anymore with De La Hoya. Furthermore, his plate is full at the moment. If victorious against Ryder, Canelo will have to decide on fighting WBC Interim champion David “The Mexican Monster” Benavidez or a rematch with WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol in September. The smart money is on the rematch with Bivol, as Alvarez has been very vocal about wanting revenge.

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."