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.
Regarding the commentary during my fight last night.— Frank Mir (@thefrankmir) April 18, 2021
I could be angry and I could laugh too but addiction is no joke, I know.
I sincerely hope that those around Oscar get him the help he needs. He was a great champion & ambassador for boxing. I’d like to think he can be again. pic.twitter.com/mXihmyOI0l
There’s a lot of understandable anger towards oscars calling me USSR Cunningham and other things he said during my fight it was a different scene @triller I hold no grudges bunch of guys having fun some drinks some smoke and a lot of laughter oscars still one of my all time favs— Steve Cunningham (@usscunningham) April 19, 2021
Champ .. I feel you I do .. but I knew this how they were gonna be from the first show they had ♂️ I’ve been disrespected clowned laughed at ever since I got on the top scene years ago ...this was easy to ignore ..— Steve Cunningham (@usscunningham) April 19, 2021
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.