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Oscar De La Hoya says Canelo Alvarez’s next fight after Saturday will be in a courtroom.

De La Hoya, the head man behind Golden Boy Promotions — and the former promoter of Alvarez — announced that he plans to sue Alvarez following a fiery press conference ahead of Alvarez’s upcoming fight with Jaime Munguia in Las Vegas. Alvarez claimed on multiple occasions that De La Hoya “steals” from his fighters, and the former champion boxer plans to clear his name in the legal world.

“I’m definitely going to sue for defamation,” De La Hoya told ESPN.

“Imagine the damage it can do to my reputation. Imagine what it can do to my business to fighters [who] are going to believe that.”

Alvarez alleged during Wednesday’s press conference that De La Hoya stole from him, and questioned whether or not Gennaidy Golovkin was paid from a rematch against Alvarez.

De La Hoya told ESPN that Golovkin was paid “everything he’s owed.”

“I’m going to defend myself when somebody’s speaking negative about me and that’s what I did,” De La Hoya said of his exchange with Alvarez. “This was my perfect moment to let him know how I feel. It felt so good. Finally — I was just holding my tongue for all these years — and finally I can f*cking tell him in his face, put some f*cking respect on my name.”

MMA Fighting will provide coverage of the Alvarez vs. Munguia fight card on Saturday night.