Oscar De La Hoya "Went Out On A Limb" By Saying Canelo Alvarez Would Have Knocked Out Conor McGregor In Round 1
Wait just a gosh darned minute here. Do you mean to me that a 27 year old power puncher in the prime of his boxing career would have been better equipped to take out an unorthodox MMA fighter in a more timely fashion that the 40 year old, formerly retired boxer that prides himself on defense and is just there for a massive payday? Well, that's certainly something I never considered when watching a fight between two money hungry, race baiting assholes that don't even participate in the same sport! Who would have thought that massive differences in age, style, and time away from the sport could have such an effect on the outcome of an athletic competition?
I get that Oscar De La Hoya is just trying to pump the tires of one of the only remaining stars in his sport while putting a fight that could have only been of detriment to said sport in the rearview. Still, it's probably best he just let go of his age-old beef with Floyd Mayweather, refuse to acknowledge last Saturday's circus, and stick to discussing a fight that doesn't have to pander to society's current racial discomfort to sell PPV's. Comparing the timing of Canelo's hypothetical TKO to that of Floyd's actual TKO only stands to further exacerbate the myth that Conor McGregor is a professional boxer. It would be like feeling it necessary to passionately argue that Kevin Durant would shutout Kevin Harvick in a game of 1-on-1 after watching the NASCAR driver nearly beat Dikembe Mutombo in a promotional free throw contest. It's a waste of words that can only justifies the legitimacy of what was simply a pure, unadulterated spectacle.