Promoter Oscar De La Hoya went after superstar Canelo Alvarez on social media today, saying he’s ducking David Benavidez.

Oscar wasn’t exactly in the mood today to express gratitude to Canelo for giving his needy fighter, Jaime Munguia, an undeserved title shot and mega, life-changing payday last month.

De La Hoya’s Mountaintop Rant

De La Hoya, holding what appeared to be a glass of wine, sitting comfortably in a chair in his mountaintop estate with a picturesque view of the Las Vegas strip, told Canelo:

“You lined my pockets and made Jaime Munguia a s*** load of money, all because you’re afraid of David Benavidez. F*** you.”

De La Hoya feels that Canelo’s fear of Benavidez led to him taking the easier route, fighting Munguia, whose best career win was a razor-thin and, some say, questionable 12-round decision over 38-year-old Sergiy Derevyanchenko last year.

That win hardly made Munguia world title shot material for Canelo, but he still did him a favor.

It’s unclear what made De La Hoya unleash the dogs on Canelo because he gains nothing from Alvarez fighting the ‘Mexican Monster’ Benavidez (28-0, 24 KOs). That guy isn’t one of De La Hoya’s Golden Boy fighters, and he’s not expected to be.

It shouldn’t be an issue for De La Hoya if Canelo chooses not to fight the huge cruiserweight-sized Benavidez, especially given that his fighter Jaime Munguia benefited from a massive payday against him last May.

Munguia (43-1, 34 KOs) should never have been given a title shot against Canelo without first going through Benavidez, David Morrell Jr., and Caleb Plant to earn the opportunity.

De La Hoya should be happy that Canelo gave his fighter Munguia the title shot. Munghad had been hanging around like a bat for 11 years, clearly waiting for that opportunity without facing anyone dangerous.

Benavidez: A Cruiserweight in Disguise?

You can’t blame Canelo for not wanting to fight Benavidez without being paid $200 million because he’s huge for the 168-lb division and looks like a cruiserweight after he rehydrates for his fights.

Like a lot of young fighters, Benavidez is able to drain down and fight in a weight class that he wouldn’t be able to if he were older and if there were rehydration clauses or weigh-ins on the day of the fight.

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