The Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez fight will be seen on TV screens far and wide this Saturday. However, it seems that Pretty Boy Floyd has turned his attention to Oscar De La Hoya.
De La Hoya has predicted that Mayweather’s opponent, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, will knock him out Saturday in the eighth round.
Mayweather, who will reportedly make $41 million for the fight, discussed his disdain for the former boxer’s opinion.
“I feel like Oscar couldn’t beat the king so he wants to see someone else beat the king,” Mayweather told the L.A. Times. “It’s chess. … I can knock them all off the board. I’m amazing like that.
“Oscar’s just jealous of me,” he continued. “He don’t have money like me. He’s not flyer than me.”
“Oscar … likes to run around with this Golden Boy image, which we know really is [false]. He’s always been jealous of me. I’m the total package.”
De La Hoya has publicly acknowledged that everything in his life isn’t as golden as his image suggests. The former boxer says he’s recovering from alcohol and drug addiction and responded to Mayweather’s comments through his secretary, Nicole Becerra.
“Oscar said he is deeply sorry if he hurt or made any hurtful comments towards Floyd, that he is deeply sorry and he apologizes, and one day he will make amends to him personally,” Becerra wrote in an email to the L.A. Times.
Becerra also added that De La Hoya wanted it to say, “I am a grateful recovering alcoholic.”
More Mayweather news to come as fight day approaches.