Oscar De La Hoya fired back at Floyd Mayweather on Thursday as the former pound for pound king attacked the promoter in a ‘Throwback’ post.
Mayweather took to social media following the huge announcement of Canelo Alvarez’s deal with DAZN. The undefeated veteran was obviously irked at suggestions Canelo had signed the most lucrative contract of all time in the sport.
This isn’t strictly true, of course, as Mayweather’s deal with Showtime was worth more than the $365m over five years Canelo is getting with DAZN.
Back in 2013, Floyd signed a six-fight deal over two and a half years worth a minimum of $32m per fight, which included the ($250m+) Manny Pacquiao fight in 2015.
All in all, the deal was worth almost half a billion to Mayweather and dwarfs the contract Canelo signed.
Since then, Mayweather has gone on to earn almost $300m in one night against Conor McGregor, something he took pride in reminding the Mexican this week.
Shockingly, the five-weight world champion also gave Canelo a dressing down on his recent drug controversy and mentioned De La Hoya’s past ‘cross-dressing’ controversy into the bargain.
“It didn’t matter if Canelo ate his PED steak or not this night, this was by far the easiest fight of my career! Connor McQuitter (McGregor) was a way better fighter than Canelo’s cheating ass and I beat the brakes off him too!” he wrote.
“It takes me 36 mins or less to make $300 million plus. It literally takes me one night and one fight to make what you might make in 5 years and 11 fights!
“So really, who’s still winning? You do the math!” said Mayweather.
On De La Hoya, he urged fans to join in: “Eleven years ago, I fought her (Picture of De La Hoya cross-dressed) and her name is Oscar ‘Golden Girl’ Dela Hoya.
“Please leave the most disrespectful caption you can think of,” the 41-year-old stated.
In response, De La Hoya accused Mayweather of jealousy and couldn’t resist a dig at his domestic abuse case in the past.
“Hey, (Canelo) someone is salty about your record-breaking contract with DAZN. Good thing we will never resort to hitting women,” quipped the Golden Boy promoter.
Any hopes of a rematch between Mayweather and Canelo, which have been discussed by the latter this week, had fallen apart way before now.