Oscar De La Hoya just dared the President of the United States.
The former champion-turned-promoter is trying to drum up interest for a fight on Cinco De Mayo.
If De La Hoya is successful, the challenge he issued to Trump will send shockwaves through the sports world.
De La Hoya dared Donald Trump to attend the fight between Canelo Alvarez, a Mexican, and Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin, a Kazakhstani, in Las Vegas.
Boxing promoter and former boxer Oscar De La Hoya called out Donald Trump, inviting the president to attend the upcoming May 5 Canelo Alvarez – Gennady Golovkin bout at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to show he cares about Mexicans.
De La Hoya said he “always has binoculars ready” for Trump to sit in the stands along with the Mexicans and fans from Kazakhstan.
“I dare him to come,” De La Hoya told TMZ Sports.
The retired boxer said “big fight fan” Trump would be a fan of the European Golovkin because he was not a “Mexican supporter.”
“I don’t think Trump is a Mexican supporter,” stated De La Hoya. “He’s more of a European supporter.”
He added, “Please come out, support the Mexicans. You know you love the Mexicans.”
Oscar De La Hoya has a challenge for President Trump — he’s “daring” POTUS to come to the Canelo Alvarez vs. GGG fight on May 5 … to prove he doesn’t really hate Mexican people.
Firstly, Kazakhstan is in Central Asia, not Europe.
Next, De La Hoya’s assertion that he would put Trump in the middle of the fans in the nosebleed seats is laughable.
Finally, if Trump weren’t a “Mexican supporter,” he wouldn’t have offered the Democrats an immigration deal—one much more generous than the original DACA applications—that would’ve given over two million illegal aliens (the majority from Mexico) a pathway to citizenship.
The Democrats of course rejected the deal because they need as much unfettered illegal immigration as possible to sustain their voting bloc.
Nevertheless, it would be an unparalleled spectacle if Trump showed up to the Canelo/GGG fight.
So of course De La Hoya, ever the promoter, is praying Donald Trump shows up to explode the interest for his fight.