Star fighter Garcia and promoter De La Hoya in wild social media fall-out

Promoter Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy star fighter Ryan Garcia have taken to social media for their latest spat.

Garcia has been claiming that his team was more concerned with Gervonta Davis than they were him, after the Baltimore lightweight scored a body-shot stoppage of Garcia in April.

Post-fight, neither Garcia’s trainer nor Golden Boy bosses Oscar De La Hoya and Bernard Hopkins accompanied Garcia to the press conference, although other Golden Boy staff did go with him.

“It’s been almost two months and you’re still crying about the post presser?” tweeted De La Hoya. “The blame for your loss is on YOU and your “advisor” Lupe. He is the only one who pushed you to accept that INSANE rehydration clause and THAT is the reason you lost. Man up. Own that.”

De La Hoya was not done.

“Also, you keep saying “tanks team offered more support for you” blah blah blah. Bro they SET YOU UP TO LOSE with that rehydration clause and most importantly…AL HAYMON DIDNT EVEN SHOW UP THE ENTIRE WEEK. Actually, he NEVER shows up. How’s that for “support”???”

Garcia replied.

“Okay, buddy. You got it all figured out. I’m tired of you disrespecting my whole career, and you think none of it matters. Loyalty and common sense are lost in your head. Stop treating people that way and think they will just accept it.” 

In response, De La Hoya said: “It’s called promoting, who do you think sparked the fight week press conference when it was like being at a funeral. My job is to promote your job is to fight. No lost love.”

Garcia hit back and a tweet that seems to have been deleted… “You know I’m about to fight this guy [Romero]. And you go act buddy-buddy with him. You don’t care about your fighters. I’m really tired of this fake act! Stop the cap. Be real for once man. I can respect you more if you just told me the truth – you’re in it for the cash. No love lost.” 

Then, in reference to a mooted Manny Pacquiao fight, Garcia wrote: “Weren’t you just promoting the fake Pac fight that I already told you I’m not accepting. You really think ima fall for that bull twice.”

Garcia this week said he wanted one of three fighters next, Teofimo Lopez, Isaac Cruz or Rolly Romero, but after the Pacquiao tweet, Oscar replied, a little late: “not going to argue over social media. When you have time to sit down, man to man we can get you another huge payday.”

In another reference to fighting Pacquiao, Garcia said: “This isn’t happening!! I said what I wanted… It’s frustrating.. tired of this.”

De La Hoya and Garcia had a public falling out in 2019 through 2020 but had appeared to be on the same page more recently.