Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya is taking down Floyd Mayweather after he expressed his disappointment over his recent fight against McGregor. Appearing on radio station Hot 97 in New York, the former boxer said the reason he has not considered Mayweather as the greatest boxer of all time is that of his choice of opponents. Apparently, he thinks that Mayweather has never really been in a 50/50 fight and that most of his opponents were either inexperienced or past their prime.

The Golden Boy on fighting McGregor

During the interview, De La Hoya was asked whether he can knock out McGregor if they fought today and he answered, "Yeah, it can't go more than two rounds." He also accused the undefeated boxer of game fixing after the latter betted on himself for 400,000 in just 9.5 rounds.

But in Mayweather's case, De La Hoya said that he believes in Mayweather's ability but he also implied that these abilities can only be verified through a matching opponent.

Mayweather has since denied allegations that he bet on himself. According to Yahoo!, ESPN reported that Mayweather arrived at the M Resort in Las Vegas, placing a bet on himself that the fight will be stopped at 9.5 rounds. However, questions surrounding the legality of the boxer betting on himself eventually led more questions. The left the place unable to put a bet on the fight.

After the fight, Mayweather commented on the betting issue saying, "I think that we bet 100 on 9½. I gave my guy six figures to go bet."

De La Hoya's words for Mayweather

According to Yahoo!

Sports, De La Hoya had scathing words on Mayweather asking: "My question is this: when was Mayweather in a 50-50 fight?” Unfortunately, he considers him to be on the Top 10 list of best boxers but definitely not even on the Top 5. He also called out the boxer for not delivering what the fans expected; knocking out McGregor in just two to three rounds.

To bring the fight as far as the 10th round is a disgrace.

"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!” The bout was more on Mayweather waiting for McGregor to run out of energy rather than to knock out the fighter.

Oscar De La Hoya, 44, appeared on Hot 97 to promote the fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin on September 16, 2017, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The former six division world champion retired from boxing after Manny Pacquiao knocked him out in 2008.

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