'I got carried away' – De La Hoya apologises for commentary disaster at Jake Paul fight

The American has admitted he was drunk before appearing on commentary alongside rap legend Snoop Dogg.

Oscar De La Hoya has apologised for his drunken appearance at the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren fight, saying he 'got carried away'.

The former world champion, 48, appeared on commentary as Paul took his undefeated record to 3-0 (3 KOs) with a brutal first-round knockout.

De La Hoya joined rap legend Snoop Dogg ringside and put on a loud, confusing display.

He was expected to put across his expert knowledge but instead spent most of the fight shouting incoherent phrases, much to the surprise of fans watching from home.

His appearance even led to Frank Mir, who lost to Steve Cunningham on the undercard, tweeting this: "I could be angry and I could laugh but addiction is no joke, I know.

"I sincerely hope that those around Oscar get him the help he needs."

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Speaking about his actions, De La Hoya admitted he was drunk on the night.

He told the DAZN Boxing Show: "I've been in beast mode for about six weeks. And I got a little into it. I started having a couple of drinks.

"Then they told me, 'why don't you go and commentate?' And I was like, 'oh man, okay!'

"I got a little carried away and I apologise."

De La Hoya, nicknamed 'The Golden Boy', will return to the ring on July 3 for an exhibition bout. His opponent is yet to be announced.

Speaking about the fight, De La Hoya continued: "I'm back in beast mode. I'm ready to go and as you know, I've been posting pictures and videos of me in training.

"I'm gonna continue that. It's on, baby."

The American legend started his career with a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.

He won his first world title at super featherweight two years later and became a six-weight world champion before retiring in 2008.

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