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Oscar De La Hoya tries to make Leicester City reference, fails miserably

CORRECTION - Boxer Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez from Mexico (L), Bernard Hopkins, Oscar De La Hoya and England's Amir Khan (R) poses together with the WBC Middleweight belt during their final press conference at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 4, 2016 . The boxers will fight for the WBC Middleweight title on May 7, 2016 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. / AFP / John Gurzinski / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by John Gurzinski has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Middleweight] instead of [Welterweight]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

CORRECTION - Boxer Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez from Mexico (L), Bernard Hopkins, Oscar De La Hoya and England's Amir Khan (R) poses together with the WBC Middleweight belt during their final press conference at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 4, 2016 . The boxers will fight for the WBC Middleweight title on May 7, 2016 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. / AFP / John Gurzinski / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by John Gurzinski has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Middleweight] instead of [Welterweight]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Boxing great Oscar De La Hoya had himself a truly cringe-worthy gaffe in the build-up to Saturday's middleweight title fight between Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan in Las Vegas.

Khan is a huge underdog, so in an effort to hype up the English fighter's chances, De La Hoya attempted to make an obvious connection to Leicester City overcoming their own huge 5000:1 odds to complete the most improbable championship in sports history.

Sound strategy by "The Golden Boy." Unfortunately, he just got one tiny little detail wrong in the execution.

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Shouldn't talk about football @oscardelahoya but this is brilliant, What Leicester achieved winning the UEFA Cup 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/h5fS2WJ3Tj

— Anthony Fowler (@afowler06) May 6, 2016

Khan's face pretty much says it all.

That would be the English Premier League that Leicester won, Oscar. Not the "UEFA Cup," which doesn't even exist anymore. It's been the Europa League for, like, six years now.

You would think he'd be up on his soccer seeing as he is one of the owners of the Houston Dynamo. But hey, you tried, Oscar. You tried.

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