Floyd Mayweather Jr speaks out on Oscar De La Hoya’s absence from Ryan Garcia’s post-fight press conference ahead of exhibition match vs John Gotti III

Floyd Mayweather Jr., the retired American professional boxer, has recently made headlines after he praised rising boxing star Ryan Garcia and took a direct dig at Oscar De La Hoya. Mayweather, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, spoke to the media about his thoughts on the current state of boxing and the future of the sport.

Floyd Mayweather Jr lauds Ryan Garcia

In a recent interview, Mayweather was asked for his opinion on Ryan Garcia, the 24-year-old American boxer who has been making waves in the sport. He had nothing but praise for Garcia, calling him a “future champion” and a “young, talented fighter.”

“Ryan Garcia is a future champion. He’s a young, talented fighter who has a lot of potential,” Mayweather said. “I’m impressed by his work ethic and his determination to succeed.”

Mayweather also had some words of encouragement for Garcia, telling him to keep working hard and to stay focused on his goals. ‘Money’ thinks that Ryan Garcia has a bright future ahead of him. Upon expressing his admiration, Floyd said that he was excited to see what Garcia can accomplish in the coming years.

Mayweather was not impressed with Oscar De La Hoya

However, Money didn’t just stop at praising Garcia. He also took a direct dig at Oscar De La Hoya, the retired American professional boxer. Oscar is now a promoter. But Mayweather and De La Hoya have a history of animosity. Which is probably why, Mayweather didn’t hold back in expressing his dislike for the former boxer.

The ‘undefeated’ former champion claimed that he doesn’t pay attention to anything Oscar De La Hoya says. He just did not stop there. Mayweather labelled Oscar as “a bitter, jealous man.” ‘Money’ thinks that Oscar is the kind of guy who can’t stand to see other people succeed.

Mayweather’s comments come after De La Hoya made a public statement about Garcia’s chances in the boxing world. De La Hoya, who is the CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, which represents Garcia, said that he believed Garcia would defeat Gervonta Davis.

Davis had the last laugh on that occasion. Following that loss, Oscar did not even come to the post fight conference. Mayweather did not take it well. The former champion thinks it was Oscar’s duty to be there by Garcia’s side.

Mayweather heaped praises on Gervonta Davis too

Suffice to say that, Mayweather didn’t agree with De La Hoya’s statement as well. Instead, he praised both Garcia and Davis. Mayweather labelled them both as “great fighters.”

Mayweather’s comments have sparked a lot of debate within the boxing community, with some fans and analysts praising him for his honesty and others criticizing him for his harsh words towards De La Hoya.

Regardless, it is clear that Money’s opinion holds a lot of weight in the boxing world. As for Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis, it remains to be seen who will come out on top when it’s all said and done, but one thing is expected: they probably both have a bright future ahead of them. On the other hand, Mayweather himself will take on John Gotti III on June 11.

How do you think Floyd will fare in that exhibition bout?


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