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Oscar De La Hoya publicly tells Floyd Mayweather to 'f*** off' as he blames his rival's relationship with Ryan Garcia for the U-turn over the Devin Haney fight

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  • Oscar De La Hoya has taken to social media to tell Floyd Mayweather to ‘f*** off’
  • He blamed Mayweather for Garcia’s change of mind regarding his next opponent
  • Garcia originally wanted Devin Haney and now he wants Rolly Romero instead 

Oscar De La Hoya has taken to social media to tell Floyd Mayweather to ‘f*** off’ after claiming his old foe had convinced Ryan Garcia to snub Devin Haney and fight Rolly Romero instead. 

De La Hoya and Mayweather are known for having a rocky relationship and went toe-to-toe with each other in 2007, with Mayweather emerging victorious via narrow split decision. 

The former boxers have continued to butt heads over the years while heading up rival boxing promotional companies, Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions. 

Their latest dispute came after Mayweather spent time with Garcia – who fights under the Golden Boy banner despite having a fractured relationship with the promoter. 

De La Hoya and Garcia fell out last spring after the 50-year-old promoter failed to show up to Garcia’s post-fight press conference following his loss to Gervonta Davis. De La Hoya then sued Garcia over his contract, with that lawsuit said to be ongoing now. 

Oscar De La Hoya has taken to social media to tell Floyd Mayweather to 'f*** off'

Oscar De La Hoya has taken to social media to tell Floyd Mayweather to ‘f*** off’

De La Hoya and Mayweather are known for having a rocky relationship and went toe-to-toe with each other in 2007, with Mayweather emerging victorious via narrow split decision

De La Hoya and Mayweather are known for having a rocky relationship and went toe-to-toe with each other in 2007, with Mayweather emerging victorious via narrow split decision

De La Hoya and Garcia fell out last spring after the 50-year-old promoter failed to show up to Garcia's post-fight press conference following his loss to Gervonta Davis

De La Hoya and Garcia fell out last spring after the 50-year-old promoter failed to show up to Garcia’s post-fight press conference following his loss to Gervonta Davis

Despite not seeing eye-to-eye, De La Hoya still promotes Garcia and had been working on a bout between him and WBC super-lightweight world champion Devin Haney next. 

However, Garcia, 25, made a sensational U-turn earlier in the week, saying he wanted to fight WBA super-lightweight world champion Rolly Romero before taking on Haney.

De La Hoya was furious with the decision and blamed Mayweather for Garcia’s change of heart. He took to social media to say: ‘Pre-run with Floyd = Ryan wants Haney. Post-run with Floyd = Ryan wants Rolly.

‘Golden Boy has worked with Ryan Garcia since he turned pro, and together have made him the biggest draw in boxing. We will make his fight with Rolly into a huge event, as we always do.

‘Floyd, if you want to give Ryan the secret to defence in the ring, that’s great. Other than that, if you are still a promoter like it says here, f*** off.’

Garcia made it clear earlier in the week that Mayweather – who had helped Davis in the build-up to their fight, billed as It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This, in April 2023 – was ‘mentoring’ him. 

When discussing Garcia’s relationship with Mayweather last week, De La Hoya told ESNews: ‘That’s awesome. Look, I always praise a fighter, a young fighter who wants to soak up all that information from a legend, from an icon. So when I saw Ryan running with Floyd, I was like yeah, ask him questions about defense, about you know.

Despite not seeing eye-to-eye, De La Hoya still promotes Garcia and had been working on a bout between him and WBC super-lightweight world champion Devin Haney next

Despite not seeing eye-to-eye, De La Hoya still promotes Garcia and had been working on a bout between him and WBC super-lightweight world champion Devin Haney next

‘In the meantime I’m gonna promote Vergil Ortiz who’s gonna knock everyone out … so I’m glad that Vergil comes to me and gets information and soaks it in,’ De La Hoya said. 

‘If Ryan wants to go with Floyd, and not to me, so be it, it’s great. Because that’s another legend. Different styles but another legend. So it’s all information that these young fighters are soaking in, which is great.’ 

However, the Golden Boy promoter appears to be less than impressed with Mayweather’s input regarding Garcia’s career and warned him he should stay away.

Mayweather is yet to respond to De La Hoya’s comments on social media.