De La Hoya slams Eddie Hearn & Anthony Joshua
By Allan Fox: Oscar De La Hoya went on the attack today in slamming promoter Eddie Hearn for “ruining the career” of his flagship fighter Anthony Joshua after his loss to Oleksandr Usyk last Saturday night in London, England.
While getting a face massage, De La Hoya, struggling with his memory, mangled the Matchroom Boxing promoter Hearn’s name, referring to him as “Thomas Hearns,” and then seemingly having a difficult time remembering the names of Joshua and Usyk from a fight that he says he watched last Saturday.
Likely, De La Hoya was intentionally pretending that he didn’t remember Eddie Hearn’s name. Hopefully, that’s the case.
De La Hoya says no one in the United States watched last Saturday’s fight between IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) and Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs). Oscar thinks Hearn should stick to promoting in the UK, considering he doesn’t have a clue in what he’s doing in the U.S.
“I’ll tell you one thing, Joshua vs. Usyk, which no one saw in the U.S. What’s that promoter that doesn’t have no clue what to do in the U.S? I think his name is Hearn or something?” said @OscarDeLa Hoya.
“Yeah, Thomas Hearns, stay in the UK, promote your fights. You have no clue what you’re doing in the U.S. DAZN is doing the right thing by sticking with Golden Boy.
“What’s that, Edward Hearns? Yeah, yeah. That guy should f**** promote in the UK. Stay away from the U.S. He does not know how to promote, and he proved it with; who did we see fighting?
“Who did he fight? A heavyweight fought tonight, babe. Oh, yeah, Usyk crowned himself world champion, and Eddie Hearn ruined Joshua’s career,” said De La Hoya.
Hearn and De La Hoya are going to need to work together in the future for fights. It would seem to be a good idea for De La Hoya to take a positive outlook to what Hearn is attempting to do with his shows, which are beamed in from the UK to U.S audiences on DAZN.
The video speaks for itself. With that said, it’s unclear what Hearn did to get on De La Hoya’s wrong side, but it appears that the British promoter isn’t in favor of him.
There was much interest from American boxing fans before, during, and after the Joshua vs. Usyk fight last Saturday. It wouldn’t be surprising if DAZN brought in a ton of new subscribers from this fight.
If they didn’t, they surely will for the rematch in early 2022. Joshua has already said he wants an immediate rematch with the newly crowned IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Usyk.
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