Oscar De La Hoya is making some shocking claims this week.
The boxing legend claims he “received death threats” during the Gervonta Davis vs Ryan Garcia fight week, and that his security team urged him not to attend the post-fight press conference following Davis’ win on Saturday over Garcia, De La Hoya’s fighter at Golden Boy.
The former 11-time world champion spoke in depth about the situation in a recently released video where he also spoke on Hopkins being accused of placing testosterone cream from his hands on Tank Davis during the weigh-in.
“I do want to clarify why Bernard Hopkins and I weren’t at the post-fight press conference. First of all, Bernard Hopkins was accused during the weigh-in of having testosterone cream on his hands and touching Gervonta Davis, when he only wanted to help him because he was going to fall off the stage. So PBC, Gervonta’s promoter, banned (Hopkins) from everything. He couldn’t get inside the ring, he couldn’t do anything during the promotion.
“As for myself, my security team told me, ‘Boss, we gotta get the fuck out of here.’ Because I received death threats — you guys don’t know this, I received death threats throughout the whole week, and they just said it was simply too dangerous, so we got out of there.
“And plus, Eric Gomez, who is (Golden Boy’s) President, who was right there front and center with Ryan Garcia, so there was no issue, no problems. This is all coming from all these PBC minions that are just attacking Ryan, attacking Golden Boy, but it’s all good. It’s all good. Ryan Garcia made this happen, Tank made this happen. We had a great fight. The best man won. My hat’s off to you. And again, Tank Davis, you’re a great fighter. Ryan Garcia, I have your back, Bernard has your back. We’re with you 1000 percent, and you will be back better than ever, stronger than ever, guaranteed.”
In a matchup between two of the brightest young stars in boxing today, it was expected that Gervonta “Tank” Davis’ advantage in power would be the difference. In the end, it surely was as Davis floored Ryan Garcia in Round 2 before finishing him off with a body shot in Round 7 that had his opponent unable to get off his knee.
He scored that one-punch knockout on Saturday inside a sold-out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Davis was leading on all three scorecards at the time of the stoppage.
Garcia suffered the first loss of his professional career at the hands of Davis after sustaining a devastating punch to the liver midway through the seventh round.
Garcia is now 23-1 following the loss, while Davis is an unblemished 29-0 with 27 knockouts.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.