Oscar De La Hoya reignites his war of words with Canelo Alvarez

Oscar De La Hoya reignites his war of words with Canelo Alvarez, as the Mexican superstar’s ex-promoter jokes he was ‘falling asleep’ during his points win against Gennady Golovkin… only for girlfriend Holly Sonders to keep him awake by ‘grabbing my a**’

  • Oscar De La Hoya previously promoted Canelo Alvarez earlier in his career
  • The pair fell out, and Canelo left Golden Boy Promotions in November 2020
  • De La Hoya and Canelo have exchanged words since going their separate ways
  • De La Hoya was in attendance for Canelo’s win against Gennady Golovkin
  • He has claimed that he got bored during the fight and nearly fell asleep
  • He joked that the only reason he stayed awake was because his girlfriend Holly Sonders ‘grabbed my a**’ 

Canelo Alvarez’s former promoter Oscar De La Hoya has aimed a dig at the Mexican by claiming that he nearly fell asleep during his trilogy bout with Gennady Golovkin on Saturday night.

Canelo dominated the majority of the contest against Golovkin, earning himself a unanimous points decision victory but De La Hoya was not impressed with the fight, which lacked the action of their previous two meetings.

The 49-year-old took to Instagram to joke that he was on the verge of nodding off before his girlfriend Holly Sonders cheekily kept him awake.

Oscar De La Hoya claimed that he only stayed awake during Canelo’s trilogy bout with Gennady Golovkin as girlfriend Holly Sonders ‘grabbed my a**’

De La Hoya previously promoted Canelo, but the pair have since gone their separate ways

‘I was falling asleep until @holly.sonders grabbed my a**,’ he wrote on his Instagram story alongside a picture of the pair together in Las Vegas.

De La Hoya has been dating TV reporter and social media influencer Sonders for a little over a year, and she got a tattoo of the ‘Golden Boy’ on her shoulder last year to show her commitment to him.

The duo have posted a number of photos together on social media in recent months, indicating that they are closer than ever.

Canelo beat Golovkin decisively on Saturday night, but De La Hoya was not impressed

Meanwhile, De La Hoya’s decision to poke fun at Canelo is the latest chapter in their tumultuous relationship.

De La Hoya promoted Canelo from the early stages of his career until 2020, when a falling out between the pair led to the Mexican superstar being released from his contract by Golden Boy Promotions.

The promoter, who won world titles at six different weight classes in his own career, has previously threatened a comeback to the ring, and expressed his desire to fight Canelo last year.

De La Hoya promoted Canelo from the early stages of his career, including when he won his first world title against Matthew Hatton in 2011

De La Hoya posted Canelo’s first two fights with Gennady Golovkin in 2017 and 2018

He has since shelved his plans to make a comeback, but it appears that he and Canelo are still not on the best of terms.

De La Hoya promoted the 32-year-old’s first two fights with Golovkin, and posted on Instagram ahead of Saturday’s fight:  ‘Looking forward to this trilogy fight tonight. Happy Mexican Independence weekend…best of luck to both fighters.’

It did not take him long to resume his war of words with Canelo, though, as he accused the pound-for-pound star of being involved in a boring fight against Golovkin. 

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