Oscar De La Hoya received death threats
Former boxer and promoter Oscar De La Hoya was scared for his life.
That's what he explained on Tuesday, to justify his absence from the press conference following Saturday night's fight between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia.
“My security team said to me, 'boss, we have to get out of there quickly,' because I received death threats,” De La Hoya said in a video he posted on his social media.
“You don't know that, but I received death threats. dead all week and they just told me it was too dangerous. So we left.”
Many accused De La Hoya of not supporting Garcia (23-1-0, 19.K-O) – his boxer – after his first career loss.
< p>“Ryan Garcia, I'm with you. […] We are with you 100% and you will be back even stronger than ever. I guarantee it.”
De La Hoya also returned to the controversy that preceded the duel between Garcia and Davis (29-0-0, 27 KOs).
< p>During the weigh-in, De La Hoya's partner, Bernard Hopkins, was accused of touching Davis with a banned substance.
“Bernard Hopkins was accused of having cream containing testosterone and touching Gervonta Davis during the weigh-in. He just wanted help, because he was going to fall off the stage,” explained the “Golden Boy”.
“B-Hop”, who is well known in Quebec for having faced Jean Pascal twice was also absent from the press conference following Garcia's setback.
“PBC, Gervonta's promoter, banned him from all activities thereafter. He couldn't get in the ring. He couldn't do anything during the event,” De La Hoya explained.