Oscar De La Hoya Says Mayweather vs. McGregor Scheduling Is 'Disrespectful'

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistJune 22, 2017

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2014, file photo, Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during a weigh in for a fight against Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas. Mayweather Jr. said Wednesday, June 14, 2017,  he will come out of retirement to face UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match on Aug. 26. Mayweather, who retired in September 2015 after winning all 49 of his pro fights, will face a mixed martial arts fighter who has never been in a scheduled 12-round fight at the MGM Grand arena. The fight will take place in a boxing ring and be governed by boxing rules.  (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
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Oscar De La Hoya is unhappy with the date chosen for Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s fight with Conor McGregor, as he says the Aug. 26 matchup clashes with Gennady Golovkin's bout with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on Sept. 16 in Las Vegas.

In an appearance on ESPN's SportsCenter (via MMA Fighting), the promoter took a swipe at Dana White and the UFC for scheduling the clash just three weeks before the middleweight title fight.

"It was disrespectful," said De La Hoya. "I would have thought that Dana White would have a little more respect with this boxing event taking place, because look, you just don't do that. I mean, it's like having the Super Bowl and then three weeks later the World Series takes place, the final game. It just doesn't happen."

Here is the video of the legend's comments (via Pop and Sports HQ):

De La Hoya said the UFC could have arranged the superstar fight in November or December.

Alvarez, meanwhile, said he is not interested in watching the action as McGregor's lack of boxing experience will result in an easy win for Mayweather.