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De La Hoya snaps back at Mayweather over DAZN deal

The longstanding feud between the former fighters rages on.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

When Canelo’s mega deal with DAZN was announced it was pretty much understood that it would only be a matter of time before Floyd Mayweather would come out to shit on the deal. Floyd didn’t disappoint.

But Floyd also made it a point to go after Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya too, posting that infamous photo of him in fishnet stockings, referring to him as a female, and encouraging his followers to leave the most disrespectful comments about Oscar they could think of.

Oscar, always a willing participant in his petty feud with Mayweather, didn’t take much time to respond, shaming Floyd for his long history of domestic violence against women.

Floyd and Oscar’s bitter rivalry extends back many years, perhaps to even before their 2007 fight when Floyd believed he was forced to play second fiddle to Oscar’s star status with Top Rank promotions.

Yet even now, decades later, the two are still compelled to go tit-for-tat. And with them both now functioning as boxing promoters, we can look forward to many more years of public petty to come.

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