Oscar De La Hoya surprised by Dana White's claim on boxers earnings

"Why do you think MMA fighters are going into boxing and crossing over for the payday?"- De La Hoya said.

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Oscar De La Hoya surprised by Dana White's claim on boxers earnings
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Dana White's statements regarding MMA fighters who decided to leave the UFC and start a boxing career caused a large number of reactions. Namely, the main man of the UFC believes that individuals who leave the UFC will not earn more money in the world of boxing. Many consider his statements meaningless, given that this is the key reason why most leave the UFC. One of those who reacted was Oscar De La Hoya. Oscar can't believe that White made such statements.

“The only thing I have to say about that is I think I heard Dana White say something about, ‘These MMA fighters are not making more money in boxing.’ All I can say or do is laugh. Like are you kidding me? Why do you think MMA fighters are going into boxing and crossing over for the payday?"- De La Hoya told MMA Mania, quoted by Boxingscene


Oscar De La Hoya on Dana White's statement

Oscar De La Hoya didn't agree with what Dana White said about fighters switching from UFC to boxing. De La Hoya said White was wrong when he claimed that these fighters wouldn't make more money in boxing. De La Hoya pointed to examples like Anthony Joshua fighting Francis Ngannou as proof that fighters are moving to boxing because they see a chance to make more money. He also said these fighters are brave for wanting to show their skills in a different sport.  Many of them had no contact with boxing, but they still wanted a new challenge in their career. What is also impressive is that many of them showed enviable boxing qualities, even though they only trained for a few months.

De La Hoya disagreed with White and said fighters are switching to boxing because they want to earn more money, and he gave examples of big matches happening in boxing that prove this. 

Many of them had no contact with boxing, but they still wanted a new challenge in their career. What is also impressive is that many of them showed enviable boxing qualities, even though they only trained for a few months.

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