Golden Boy Productions Takes A Jab At Trump In A New Canelo Vs. Chavez Jr. Ad
Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions is putting on a massive fight on Cinco de Mayo. In honor of the Mexican holiday, he decided to promote the match between Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez and Julio César Chávez Jr. by taking a jab at Donald Trump.
The commercial, which can be seen on DirecTV and the Dish Network, shows Álvarez and Chávez Jr. standing tall and proud while overlooking Mexico City. The two men then run fiercely towards each other and break down a large concrete wall protected with barbed wire.
De La Hoya — who’s expressed dissent about Trump since the election — told The New York Times that the ad was not meant to be subtle in any way.
“The idea of a wall was a direct hit to Donald Trump,” De La Hoya told The Times. “Obviously, given what’s taking place, and given the comments that Trump has made had really impacted many people and have rubbed many people the wrong way.” He went on to say that this commercial would let him know that “every Mexican is what he’s stated they are. Mexicans are hard workers.”
Last year, Golden Boy Promotions put together a fight between Canelo and Amir Khan partly because De La Hoya was angry over Trump’s comments about Mexicans and Muslims.
In an interview with the For The Win podcast, De la Hoya said: “Here we have an opportunity to put the most recognized Mexican champion in the ring with one of the most popular Muslim fighters in boxing, and guess what? Let’s make this happen in one of the most celebrated places in the country — Las Vegas.”
De la Hoya even invited Trump to attend the fight, and Trump said yes! However, Trump got wind of De la Hoya’s comments — he said that Trump cheats at golf –and backed out.
On that same podcast, De la Hoya was asked who’d win a fight between him and Trump. He responded by saying “Oh no. Let’s see, how long would it take me to run across the ring and punch him? And by the time they count 10, we’re talking about 20 seconds.”
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