Floyd Mayweather responds to De La Hoya’s Playboy Letter


Just a few days ago, a “good riddance” letter in Playboy from former champion, Oscar “The Golden Boy” De La Hoya to Floyd “Money” Mayweather circulated the internet like wildfire. In the letter, De La  Hoya branded Mayweather as “boring” and the sport of boxing is better off with him being retired.

Floyd Mayweather had a chance to respond to De La Hoya’s letter to David Mayo of MLive.com and this is what he got to say:

I think he’s jealous — jealous. The thing is this, I mean, you see Richard Schaefer is gone. Richard Schaefer built Golden Boy. Honestly, who wants to do business with Oscar De La Hoya? I really care about a fighter’s well-being. I’m just saying if Miguel Cotto was my fighter, if Canelo was my fighter, they’d be a lot bigger than they are now.

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Mayweather then stressed that De La Hoya is an irresponsible promoter and doesn’t show up for his fighters when he is needed.

I’m just saying how can Oscar even speak on something when he didn’t even show up? He didn’t show up at the Canelo fight. What are we talking about? Drugs, lies and adultery. And dressing in drag.

More shots are fired as Mayweather said aside from being jealous of him is that De La Hoya can’t be trusted as a promoter and he could be on drugs.

Me, as a fighter, I’m just saying, if I was a young fighter coming up, a guy that’s lying, a guy that’s on drugs, a guy that we don’t know if he’s going to show up, he’s not 100 percent, I’ve only got to say one thing — he couldn’t be my promoter. If I was a young fighter coming up, I would not want Oscar De La Hoya as my promoter. Me, as a fighter, I couldn’t trust him.