Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya is going on the offensive in his petty feud with Floyd Mayweather. Not even a full day after responding to Floyd Mayweather’s taunts by calling him a salty woman-beater, De La Hoya propositions the best talent in his promotional stable — Gervonta Davis.
Davis has been in an awkward feud with Mayweather for the better part of the year, and there’s been story after story to demonstrate that things haven’t gotten any better with time. And with Davis extremely vocal in expressing his displeasure with his promotional situation, De La Hoya just couldn’t resist a chance hit Mayweather where it hurts.
@Gervontaa you are a beast in the ring and fun to watch, give me a call so I can get you some fights on @DAZN_USA— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) October 20, 2018
Now some might consider that to be tortious interference, considering that Davis is still signed to Mayweather Promotions and all. Their CEO, Leonard Ellerbe, certainly seemed to.
Whatever the hell you on, you’ve completely lost your damn mind. Do I need to remind you Gervonta is under contract? https://t.co/obZTvqiSq4— Leonard Ellerbe (@LEllerbe) October 20, 2018
@OscarDeLaHoya what the fuck is your problem dude? My lawyer will be contacting you ASAP. You’ve completely lost it https://t.co/lsWxnkwAYD— Leonard Ellerbe (@LEllerbe) October 20, 2018
Oscar, apparently aware that he might’ve overstepped his bounds, then tried to back off his statement with this response.
Come on Leonard let’s make the best fights on @DAZN_USA we pay a shit load of money. https://t.co/BFFP5uSLiR— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) October 20, 2018
Nice save, Oscar. Good times...