By Ryan Burton
Reliant Arena, Houston, Texas - Top Rank CEO Bob Arum took a small jab at Golden Boy Promotions head honcho Oscar De La Hoya after Julio Chavez Jr. knocked out Peter Manfredo in a fight televised by HBO. When asked about a potential fight between Chavez and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, Arum said that the 6 division world champion spends more time social networking than promoting.
"Look I don't want to take a shot at Oscar but he spends more time Tweeting than promoting," stated a smiling Arum. "That fight is one possiblity among several that we have. Julio is going to enjoy Christmas and New Years then we will talk about it."
Arum went on to say that he is far more interested in pitting his fighter against De La Hoya than versus Alvarez. A Chavez-De La Hoya fight would be huge considering that De La Hoya defeated Chavez's father twice when the elder Chavez was nearing the end of his career.
"I would rather make a fight between Chavez and De La Hoya. That would be a huge fight given that Oscar beat Chavez Sr. twice when he was towards the end of his career. Now it is kind of reversed and I think Chavez Jr. would be very interested in fighting Oscar," said Arum.
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