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Oscar De La Hoya apologizes for intoxicated commentary; Mir says ‘addiction is no joke’

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Oscar De La Hoya speaks about his behavior at the commentary booth during the Steve Cunningham-Frank Mir fight on Saturday.

Oscar De La Hoya issued an apology for his behavior at the commentary booth during Saturday’s Triller boxing event in Atlanta.
Oscar De La Hoya issued an apology for his behavior at the commentary booth during Saturday’s Triller boxing event in Atlanta.
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One of the many highlights of Saturday night’s Triller event was Oscar De La Hoya’s commentary during the Frank Mir vs. Steve Cunningham undercard fight. A seemingly intoxicated “Golden Boy” was all over the place, calling himself “a little hush puppy in the Snoop Doggy world” among many other things.

Mir and Cunningham also reacted to De La Hoya’s commentary via social media.

This week, De La Hoya spoke to DAZN Boxing to apologize for how he acted. Here’s what he had to say.

“First of all, it’s the Triller effect. Triller’s doing it huge there,” De La Hoya said. “They’re combining music, entertainment, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Justin Bieber. And it’s the Triller effect. It’s entertainment, and it’s huge. It’s about to do two million homes, it’s trending worldwide.

“I’ve been in beast mode for about six weeks, right? And I got a little into it, I started having a couple of drinks. And then they told me, ‘Hey, why don’t you go and commentate?’ And I was like, ‘Oh, man. Okay, okay.’

“And I got a little carried away, and I apologize. But it’s all good. I’m back in beast mode, I’m ready to go, and as you know, I’ve been posting pictures and videos of me training, so I’mma continue that. It’s on, baby.”

After 13 years on the sidelines, De La Hoya is attempting a comeback at 48 years old. He’s set his return date for July 3rd but has yet to finalize an opponent.