Oscar De La Hoya, Golden Boy Promotions issue Canelo Alvarez a ‘cease and desist’ order over controversial press conference remarks

Boxing Hall of Famer Oscar De La Hoya and superstar boxer Canelo Alvarez will likely never fight in the ring, but they’re nearing a fight in front of a judge.

Oscar De La Hoya, Canelo Alvarez

Alvarez will return to the boxing ring against Jaime Munguía in Las Vegas on Saturday. He returns to defend his super middleweight titles after three consecutive victories.

An intriguing storyline of this weekend’s fight is the bad blood between Alvarez and his former promoter, De La Hoya. After becoming a multiple-division world champion, Alvarez parted ways with Golden Boy Promotions in 2020 in favor of Matchroom Boxing.

Tensions ramped up on Wednesday between the two sides at the Alvarez vs. Munguía pre-fight press conference. De La Hoya used his podium time to mock Alvarez’s history of failed drug tests, to which Alvarez responded by using a homophobic slur and coming face-to-face with his former promoter.

At the press conference and in media scrums, Alvarez accused De La Hoya of stealing from fighters. He alleged that his three-time opponent, Gennady Golovkin, was never properly compensated by De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions.

This accusation has prompted De La Hoya to take legal action against Alvarez. In a recent social media post, De La Hoya shared a formal cease and desist letter against Alvarez and his legal team.

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