Former professional boxer and promoter Oscar De La Hoya has thrown down the gauntlet to a hater after a heated disagreement over rising star Ryan Garcia.
In an interview with FirstSportz, De La Hoya expressed his frustration with the constant criticism he receives for his handling of Garcia’s career. The 48-year-old former champion took particular exception to one individual who has been vocal in their disapproval of his management of the young boxer.
De La Hoya issued a direct challenge to the unnamed critic, stating, “I’ll meet you whenever, wherever you want. Let’s settle this like men.” The fiery response from the boxing legend showcases his determination to defend his decisions and set the record straight.
The disagreement appears to stem from the handling of Garcia’s career, with some fans and pundits questioning the timing and quality of his opponents. However, De La Hoya remains steadfast in his belief that he is doing what is best for Garcia’s career and progression in the sport.
Despite the criticism, Garcia has flourished under De La Hoya’s guidance, amassing an impressive record and firmly establishing himself as one of the most promising talents in the lightweight division.
De La Hoya’s challenge has sparked much debate and speculation within the boxing community, with many eagerly anticipating a potential showdown between the two parties.
As tensions escalate, all eyes will be on De La Hoya and his adversary to see if they will indeed meet to settle their differences in the ring. In the meantime, De La Hoya remains focused on continuing to build Garcia’s career and cement his status as a future world champion.