ByAndreas Hale, writer at
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Andreas Hale

Oscar De La Hoya heard Dana White loud and clear.

After White responded to the Golden Boy Promotions CEO's plea for boxing fans to boycott Mayweather-McGregor if and when it happens, De La Hoya appeared on ESPN to address White calling him a hypocrite.

"My response is, I have to take the high road," De La Hoya said on SportsCenter. "Obviously, he says my fight sucks, I say the same thing. That fight is going to suck. It really is because McGregor is not a boxer. He doesn't have not one round of experience inside the ring as a boxer and he's going up against the best boxer on the planet -- in our generation -- against Mayweather?"

De La Hoya has a point. But that point is moot considering the amount of money the fight is expected to draw as a special attraction. But as long as you have sports personalities on television suggesting that McGregor has a chance, you're going to continue to pique the interest of casual fans.

Regardless of how irrational Bayless' opinion may be, it keeps the idea that there could be a competitive fight between the two afloat. But most people who have covered both sports don't see any chance that McGregor can win.

"He's the best MMA fighter, the best UFC fighter, I have all the respect in the world for him," De La Hoya said about McGregor. "But he is not a boxer and he's going up against the best boxer on the planet? In our generation? Against Mayweather? He's 0-0 and thinks he's going to beat him? It's impossible. I couldn't beat him."

For now, De La Hoya will focus on the September 16 showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin that will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. As for Maywather-McGregor, we'll have to wait and see if that fight does come to fruition and what De La Hoya will say then.


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