In what is a Hall of Fame quote from Oscar De La Hoya, even given the great history of Oscar De La Hoya quotes, the Golden Boy promoter has decided that a good way to sell Mayweather-Canelo is to slam Robert Guerrero, and he's also given credit to Floyd Mayweather Sr for Floyd Mayweather apparently looking better than before in his win over Guerrero.
"I was impressed with his footwork against Guerrero, but then again he fought Guerrero. But Guerrero fought the wrong fight with no game plan and that's the truth. Guerrero is one of the best fighters that I've seen in the last few years but he fought with the wrong game plan. And that's what I mean when I say 'he fought Guerrero' - a flat-footed Guerrero. Anybody could have outboxed Guerrero that night. But I know why he looked good, because Floyd Sr. was back in his corner and Floyd Sr. makes him work hard and get in great shape," De La Hoya said.
"But being in great shape and working out is not going to help you out against Canelo, who is young and strong and fast and in the fight of his life."
So here's a list of things Oscar has done with this paragraph:
- Completely dumped on Robert Guerrero, who is still a fighter under the Golden Boy banner, and one that we can assume they will try to promote in world title fights in the future.
- Dumped on the Mayweather-Guerrero fight which all of three months ago, Oscar was selling as a fight that Guerrero could win because he was a young, hungry lion who wanted it or whatever. De La Hoya told you that fight was good and worth your money. After it wasn't good at all, he tells you that it was always going to suck. He has a habit of doing this.
- Given credit to Floyd Mayweather Sr for Floyd looking good against Guerrero. Apparently, when Roger Mayweather was Floyd's lead trainer, Floyd was out of shape and didn't work hard.