Oscar De La Hoya is currently fighting a legal battle with Ryan Garcia and his advisor as the promoter wants the 24-year-old lightweight superstar to acknowledge his contract and serve it throughout the entirety of the duration.
It seemed that the retired champion has his hands full in this situation as losing a generational talent will likely hurt him and Golden Boy promotions a lot. However, despite being busy in a legal war, Oscar took time to take a cheeky dig at his rival Eddie Hearn.
De La Hoya criticized the British promoter’s recent event that was headlined by WBC super lightweight champion Regis Prograis and Danielito Zorrila. He also suggested Hearn stick to promoting events in the United Kingdom.
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) June 18, 2023
Oscar De La Hoya and Eddie Hearn’s rivalry explained
Oscar De La Hoya doesn’t usually shy away from trading verbal barbs and his behavior has been the same since his pro-boxing days. Even after retiring and shifting his focus to promoting fighters, he has a habit of beefing with other promoters.
Consequently, the American-Mexican promoter has a long history with Eddie Hearn who is the promoter of Matchroom boxing. Their rivalry started after Canelo Alvarez who was with De La Hoya left the Golden Boy promotions to join Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing.
Hereafter the retired boxer has been very critical of the British promoter booking fights like Canelo vs Bivol. Oscar De La Hoya has even called Eddie Hearn a casual for his take on the greatest heavyweight boxers and has criticized him on several occasions.
It is needless to say that the two promoters share bad blood and a major reason behind their rivalry is Canelo Alvarez, as Eddie Hearn took Oscar’s biggest star under his nose.
What was the latest fight card by Eddie Hearn?
Eddie Hearn’s recent fight card took place yesterday at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. WBC super lightweight champion Regis Prograis headlined the card as he took on Danielito Zorrilla in a twelve-round bout. Fans were expecting a card filled with highly entertaining matchups. But apart from the main event, there weren’t many big names.
The main event between Prograis and Zorrila delivered as they engaged in a twelve-round battle. In the end, it was the champion who edged past Danielito via a split decision. As we move ahead, here are the other matchups that took place at Hearn’s fight card.
1) Regis Prograis vs. Danielito Zorrilla, Main event bout for the WBC super lightweight belt
2) Shakhram Giyasov vs. Harold Calderon; Welterweight bout
3) Ramla Ali vs Julissa Alejandra Guzman; Women’s super bantamweight bout
4) Aaron Aponte vs Xavier Madrid; Super lightweight bout
5) Ginny Fuchs vs Indeya Smith; Women’s Flyweight bout
6) Jeremy Hill vs Mark Davis; Lightweight bout
7) Criztec Bazaldua vs Elroy Fruto; Lightweight bout
Do let us know in the comments section your thoughts on the fight card put up by Matchroom boxing promoter Eddie Hearn.