Donald Trump poked in Canelo vs Chavez Jr promoWritten by Lee Cleveland
Fight legend and Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De Le Hoya took aim at U.S. President Donald Trump in a recently-released promo for the May 6 superfight between Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Trump, of course, created tremendous controversy last year when he suggested the US build a wall along the United States-Mexican border to keep Mexicans out.
"They are not our friend, believe me," he famously stated in 2016. "They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
De La Hoya, a Mexican-American, has hit back in his fight promo which Canelo and Chavez Jr., both Mexicans, crashing through a wall to land in Las Vegas.
“The idea of a wall was a direct hit to Donald Trump,” De Le Hoya told the New York Times. “The comments that Trump has made had really impacted many people and have rubbed many people the wrong way."
"This is letting him know that not every Mexican is what he’s stated they are. Mexicans are hard workers.”
"Not only are a huge majority of Mexicans hard workers, this fight between Canelo and Chavez Jr. will directly benefit American business and employees. From the Las Vegas hotels and restaurants that will be full because of this fight, American industry will have a very successful Cinco de Mayo weekend."
Of course this isn't the first time Oscar has zeroed in on Trump. He accused 'The Don' of cheating at golf and stated he had no intention of voting for him.
The Canelo vs Chavez Jr promo is below.
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