OSCAR DA LA HOYA deemed Canelo Alvarez’s decision to fight Dmitry Bivol "the dumbest choice in boxing history."
Canelo, the man who unified the super-middleweight category last year, took on the challenge of Bivol's light heavyweight title.
Oscar De La Hoya called Canelo's decision to fight Dmitry Bivol "the dumbest move ever made in boxing history"
. Canelo Alvarez after defeat to Dmitry Bivol
He was beaten in Las Vegas because his bold roll of the dice didn't pay off.
De La Hoya was once a promoter for Canelo but refused to criticize the Mexican star and instead took aim at Eddie Hearn.
USA Today quoted him as saying: "The fact the promoter of the event pushed Bivol onto Canelo was the dumbest move boxing has ever seen."
It's not boxing. It was the dumbest move. Canelo was allowed to fight Bivol by someone I don't know.
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Canelo, 31 years old, terminated his contract in 2020 with De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions due to fight inactivity.
Hearn and PBC were his free agents, so he was able to capture all four 168lb super middleweight belts.
Canelo has fought only once at 175lb light heavyweight, defeating Sergey Kovalev (39), in 2019.
However, he could not repeat his win against Kovalev's Russian counterpart Bivol (31), who is now open for a rematch.SIGN UP DEALS AND FREE BETS - THE BEST NEW CUSTOMER OFFERINGS
Canelo has been warned by De La Hoya (an ex-Six-weight world champion) against another.
He said, "Look at exactly what happened. Canelo is the king of the world and at the top of the list.
"Why fight Canelo ten times when he loses ten?" He has nothing to lose. There is nothing to lose. Nobody knew Bivol."
Oscar De La Hoyaand Canelo Alvarez pictured in 2017
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