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Ellerbe: De La Hoya Making a Mockery of Himself, Fans Laughing!

There has been a lot of heat over the shocking statements that were recently made by Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya, who said that he would be ready to step back in the ring to face UFC superstar Conor McGregor.

The 44-year-old six division world champion, who has not fought since being battered to defeat by Manny Pacquiao in 2008, said he has been "secretly training" and is confident he could beat UFC champion McGregor.

"You know I'm competitive," De La Hoya said on 'Golden Boy Radio with Tattoo and the Crew', a daily digital radio show. "I still have it in me. I've been secretly training. I'm faster than ever and stronger than ever. I know I can take out Conor McGregor in two rounds. I'll come back for that fight. Two rounds. Just one more (fight). I'm calling him out. Two rounds, that's all I need. That's all I'm going to say."

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De La Hoya flirted with the idea of a comeback in June 2015 only to rule it out a week later.

"I've been working out for the last five months. (My confidence) is how I feel now from my training. I don't know what it is, but I'll tell you now that I've never felt so good before in my life."

What makes the entire situation mind-boggling to many in the boxing industry, is De La Hoya was one of the loudest critics of McGregor's foray into boxing earlier this year, when he fought Floyd Mayweather in the main event of a massive pay-per-view event in August.

McGregor, 29, was stopped in the tenth round of that fight, which De La Hoya derided as a "circus" and a "farce".

De La Hoya even penned an open letter, where the Golden CEO was pleading with boxing fans to ignore the Mayweather-McGregor PPV.

And in the aftermath, he made allegations that the entire fight was fixed with Mayweather intentionally throwing away the first three rounds and ending the contest in the tenth to collection money on an alleged wager that was placed on the outcome.

Nobody was more shocked by De La Hoya's recent statements than Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions.

"This guy... he trashed our fight, he sent an open letter to the fans encouraging them not to buy our fight. And he did tons of interviews to trash the fight. Go sit down somewhere, it ain't happening," Ellerbe told the Mayweather Boxing Channel.

"He's wanted to be like Floyd his whole career. You're not Floyd, you're not Floyd. You've gotta move past that. At this point the fans are laughing at you. He's making a mockery out of himself."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Lemonhead_Jeff on 11-18-2017

[QUOTE=Goldie;18221031]Keep how tears flowing crybaby. They're so thirst quenching. Tell us more how the general public wouldn't recognize Floyd as if whether that's true or not means anything. Tell us more how Floyd chaps your ass.[/QUOTE] You kids are hilarious.…

Comment by Goldie on 11-18-2017

[QUOTE=Lemonhead_Jeff;18216075]I'm not a Floyd hater, and I have nothing to get over. Floyd is Floyd. He made a lot of money, but most of the general public would not recognize him, and they couldn't care less who he is. I…

Comment by Lemonhead_Jeff on 11-17-2017

[QUOTE=Butch.McRae;18216248]In the US everybody knows who Floyd is. Not sure about other places though. His domestic violence stuff made him a household name here.[/QUOTE] Mike Tyson & Robin Givens had to be interviewed by Barbara Walters on a prime-time television…

Comment by Lemonhead_Jeff on 11-17-2017

[QUOTE=joseph5620;18216257][/B] Everything you said here is not true. I was around during those fights and if you had cable all had to do to order the fight was order it by the phone or get the box installed if you…

Comment by Introspective on 11-17-2017

[QUOTE=Sweet Jones;18216678]In fairness, in the early to late 80s, that was exactly how PPVs were done (at least where I lived). And for weekend fights, that descrambler box had to be picked up by Friday, because the cable company was…

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