2022 has been a very hard year for Canelo Alvarez fans.
The Dallas Cowboys lost in the wild card round of the NFL playoffs. Duke lost in the Final Four, and legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski is off to retirement. LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers couldn’t even make it to the playoffs, finishing 11th in the NBA’s Western Conference. And the Boston Red Sox are stuck in last place in the NL East, ten and a half games behind the Yankees.
Add in Canelo’s stunning decision loss to Dimitry Bivol last weekend, and the collective disappointment was enough to leave the most die hard Canelo fan in despair. But at least one supporter is keeping the faith, and has his own ideas of what Canelo ought to do next.
It isn’t too late (yet) to switch back to the best promoter.
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) May 9, 2022
In case the tweet doesn’t load for you, that’s Oscar De La Hoya telling Canelo on Twitter that “It isn’t too late (yet) to switch back to the best promoter.”
De La Hoya promoted Canelo through most of his career, where depending on your point of view he either molded Canelo into the latest PPV powerhouse and inheritor of the Cinco de Mayo mantle as boxing’s star attraction, or hung around nearby while Canelo did all of that for himself.
Then Canelo filed a lawsuit for over a quarter of a billion dollars of damages against De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions in September of 2000, a move that eventually led to Golden Boy releasing Canelo from his contract. Canelo used that freedom to bounce between promotions and unify the super middleweight division in less than a year, and has continued to stick to one or two fight deals as a promotional free agent.