In his guise as promoter for Amir Khan’s big Las Vegas bout against Canelo Alvarez tonight, Oscar de la Hoya managed to make a sizeable gaffe while attempting to crowbar an English-friendly reference into his pre-fight waffle.
While clumsily shoe-horning football into the equation, De la Hoya gave a topical shout-out to Leicester City and the seemingly insurmountable odds they had to overcome to win the UEFA Cup this season.
Oscar de la Hoya: “Who thought that Leicester, 5000/1, would win the UEFA Cup”
Amir Khan’s reaction is priceless!pic.twitter.com/nVl36L43NB
— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) May 6, 2016
The observant among you may note that Leicester actually won the Premier League. Allied to that, the UEFA Cup hasn’t been defunct for almost a decade now. So close and yet so far.
And therein lies the peril of having to recite a ghost-written speech despite not having the faintest clue what you’re gabbing on about.