Was the fix in?
Even though the fight is now two weeks gone, it seems that people still can’t stop talking about the Floyd Mayweather/Conor McGregor match. While many were entertained by the event, there were individuals, mainly boxing purists, who believed the match to be a farce. One of those many individuals is none other than former boxing superstar turned promoter, Oscar De La Hoya.
Ever since the fight was announced, Oscar De La Hoya was adamant in his detraction of the fight. On numerous occasions he denounced bout and said that it was a disgrace to boxing. Now that the fight has occurred and is set to be the second highest pay-per-view event of all time, Oscar De La Hoya still believes the fight was a farce. He’s even going on to suggest that Floyd Mayweather bet on himself to win in the tenth round and drew the fight out to ensure it would happened just as scripted.
It’s interesting to note that while Oscar De La Hoya denounced this match up, he did at one time suggest that Ronda Rousey would be able to beat Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match. While he could have been joking of course, it is something to think about. With the Gennady Golovkin versus Canelo Alvarez fight just around the corner, interest in boxing is at a all time high. Whether you were a fan of Mayweather versus McGregor or not one thing is certain: it’s gotten more eyes to focus on both boxing and MMA.
What do you think of Oscar De La Hoya and his accusations about the fight?