WATCH: Oscar De La Hoya: Mayweather Could Knock Out Conor McGregor in Two Rounds

Oscar De La Hoya

Even though Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor is in the past, that doesn’t mean that Oscar De La Hoya isn’t done trashing the super-fight.

The CEO of Golden Boy Promotions appeared on radio station Hot 97 in New York to promote the Sept. 16 bout between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, but couldn’t resist taking more shots at the fight that he has consistently called a “farce.”

It didn’t take long for De La Hoya to go on the offensive and call out Mayweather-McGregor for being a disgrace to the sweet science.

“I was pissed because Mayweather knows better than that,” De La Hoya said while comparing the quality of the two fights. “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! Don’t carry him for 10 rounds!”

De La Hoya even went so far as to suggest that he could finish McGregor today if he stepped in the ring as the 44-year-old retired version of himself.

“Yeah,” De La Hoya responded when asked if he could beat Conor McGregor in a boxing match today with proper training. “It can’t go more than two rounds.”

He also suggested that it was convenient that Mayweather attempted to bet on himself to win in the 10th round, which is reason enough to believe that Mayweather carried his overmatched opponent. For the record, Mayweather attempted to place a $400,000 bet that he would win the fight in under 9.5 rounds and not specifically in the 10th. Nevertheless, De La Hoya’s assault wouldn’t let up.

Although he expressed that he respected Mayweather’s ability, De La Hoya believes that his selection of opponents is the reason why he won’t recognize him as the greatest boxer of all time.

“My question is this: when was Mayweather in a 50-50 fight?” De La Hoya asked while suggesting that just about all of Mayweather’s opponents were either well past their prime (Mosley, Cotto, Pacquiao) or didn’t have the experience (Canelo) to present a real challenge.

“That’s my critique. Is he the best boxer we’ve had in recent years? Yeah. He’s obviously not the best. I think he would be top 10 of all time [but not top 5].”

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Preston Murray
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Oh please make that happen

Clay Cates
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He’s not top 5? Who’d be ahead of him?

Arthur Jay Nichols
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Coming from another pro this statement is incredible. Leave out the fact that Floyd is 41, leave out the fact that Floyd was retired, leave out the fact that McGregor is a stronger, bigger, younger opponent. Do I detect a hint of jealousy in this equation? Why fix it at 10, why not 8 or even 12? Would the money have been different if it went 2, 4,6 or anything else? Shite talk is running rampant is all.

Hercules Cerda
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Mayweather was trying to bet on himself to win by stoppage in the 10th round and he’s 40 also McGregor is not a boxer. Put in the best mma wrestler against jordan Burroughs and he won’t last 1 minute. Mayweather could of stopped him whenever he wanted.

Arthur Jay Nichols
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Herc come on now. Mayweather is not known as someone who attacks attacks. He is a methodical, study your opponent fighter. He was totally in character this fight and the fact that he has not fought since September 12, 2015 should certainly expect some cobwebs. Opinion can never override facts.

Roy Rubio
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You gotta give them a show or it wasn’t worth their money and everyone would say it’s rigged anyway

Alun Dalgleish
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Patently obvious. He’s maybe just over stating the fact it was decided as the 10th. He definitely was told to only go after McGregor in 9-12, so that by that time the sponsors had had their money’s worth. If u can’t identify that Mayweather was not interested in the initial rounds of the fight you obv aren’t very good at assessing boxing matches as just about every other “pro,” has said something to the same effect as De La Hoya… jealousy ur ass!

Jamel Chulapa Anderson
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You lost me at “stronger” opponent. Didn’t this guy just get beat up? Not to mention his endurance totally sucked…🤔

Arthur Jay Nichols
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Yes his endurance sucked but strength and endurance are two different things. The argument is whether Floyd could have knocked out McGregor in two rounds. There is no way you can say McGregor got beat up. McGregor was at top of his game while Floyd had 2 years rust. I would agree if Floyd was still fighting that McGregor would have certainly been beat up in only a few rounds.

VRamirez Manny Angel
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This dude is delusional smh. McGregor was a rookie making his first professional fight. Was this Rigged as much as i dis like Oscar he was right. Floyd couldn’t go in there and embarrassed McGregor. He had to make it look good for his record breaking 50th win. Which is a disgraced to boxing against McGregor. Floyd could of been 50 with 12 year ring rust and still beat this bum. If floyd would of attack like he said from the bell ring McGregor wouldn’t last 3 rounds. You know what makes you so gullible. McGregor started to slow down… Read more »
Arthur Jay Nichols
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HaHa because you think the fight was fixed that makes me gullible. Easy to say fight was rigged , but hard as hell to prove. Calling McGregor a rookie is kind of a stretch. We are all entitled to our own opinions. I have boxing in my family and my knowledge is not based on pure opinion is yours?. The only fix is that it was a huge money making endeavor . If you think every fight is fixed then why bother to follow the sport. This sport is not wrestling, nor is it small town or black market fight… Read more »
Scott Jacobsen
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Arthur Jay Nichols it was s father teaching his son to box. Even when your so. Gets a little bigger than you, you are still in control. He let the young guy get it out if his system then schooled him. Floyd controlled every aspect of the fight. He probably told Conor, don’t worry, I’ll give you a few rounds, so you aren’t embarrassed

Arthur Jay Nichols
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Is that a serious analogy? You know in many different industries the experts know exactly what they see, while the layman does not understand what he is looking at. Its usually pretty funny to the people who know their industry.

Ismael Collado
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Arthur Jay Nichols Im sorry bro. If you knew some boxing, you will know he just waited to make a good show. Floyd could take him out on any round he wanted. Floyd is a defensive boxer with top opposition, real boxers. But watch earlier fights from Floyd. He was the instigator. Even at 40, it doesnt matter cuz Floyd knew what kind of boxer Connor was. Floyd barely punched the first 3 rounds.

Sundararajan Jagannathan
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Shyam Pratap Singh

Shyam Pratap Singh
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Sahi keh raha hai ye.

Adam Nelson
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Fuck off your a fat has not been,that fight was not rigged,rematch it and i bet connor will beat him

Marc Kenny
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bitter little man me thinks!

Hassan Shaam
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Hussain Shiham

Chris Dray
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I might be wrong but was this dude always jealous of Mayweather success??

Mohamed Jukaku
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Althaf Kanneth

Althaf Kanneth
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This sums up ‘money’ it is all about.

Roy Rubio
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Either way people will say it’s rigged

Tim Heisenberg Murton
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Tell us something we don’t know ffs

Mike O'Malley
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Oscar got robbed against floyd

Raheem Fullwood
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Bullshit

Asif Abd Al-Razzaq
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agree fully. Imagine what it would do for Mcgregors credibility if he was knocked out in round 1 or 2……completely rigged. We saw that Mayweather could have picked him off any time he liked….Mcgregor was out of it in the second round huffing like a buffalo

Mark Anthony Walton
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Marti Williams

Alun Dalgleish
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James Robert McAulay

Χρήστος Βαλλιάνος- Μαρία Γιαννούκου
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McGregor will continue make millions and Oscar de la bitch may continue crying.

David Scanlon
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Flat-earthers

Steve Washburn
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De La Hoya VS McGregor — fight with your fists not your mouth ‍♂️

David Gesufatto
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I said the same thing. Damn straight Oscar. Was just about the money.

Lucas Trolley
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Actually Floyd bet on the fight to go UNDER 9.5.rounds, a bet that he won,

Ralph Blanco
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Of course he could have but why do that? He was just dragging out the fight for the fans. He was probably having fun gassing McGregor out. Those first couple of rounds of him doing absolutely nothing but throwing a couple of jabs was the biggest sign.

Nick Morgan
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I loved Oscar. He was exciting to watch and not to mention his fight with Mayweather was a great battle even Mayweathers own father after the fight said he would give the fight to Oscar on points and I agree. The only fight I thought Mayweather lost.

Martellas Penny
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Never lol

David Ayers
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Conor Gibson

Craig Eyerick
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Oscar is probably right. A fighter of his caliber could see through the facade of the event.
Now how about seeing through the facade of the history of World War II or something important

Todd Colburn
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Looks like he wants a Conner fight. That would be a good one.

Joe Alvarez
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Anthony Alvarez yup

Yomo Sal
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Yup

Drew Petti
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I don’t think taking the slow approach makes the fight rigged. Could he have ended it earlier….yes….but everyone jumped all over him for the pac fight…he wanted it to be entertaining

Chris Wightman
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Oh bullshit. Mayweather knew he couldn’t knock McGregor out, he said his plan all along was to let the greenhorn tire himself out, then punch him around the ring at the end and win by tko. He was all defense and let Connor tire himself out to make himself vulnerable. Wisdom won over strength that day.

Chris Swiss
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Are you kidding me , Mayweather could have finished him in the second or third with a knockout , conner was slow , poor footwork that took power from his punches

Christopher Louis
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He’s right. That fight was the biggest bs staged sporting event in the history of sports and they raped everyone’s wallets. Instead of people boycotting the NFL they should avoid UFC and boxing ppv events……. all about the green!

Alec Morgan
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Say whatever you want but they fought and it took him more than 2 rounds

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