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Arum "Hispanic Fans Say Oscar Quit"

By Rick Reeno

Former Top Rank head Bob Arum stated to writer Dan Rafael of USA Today that most Hispanic fans feel that Oscar De La Hoya quit in his last fight against Bernard Hopkins. He went to further state that the only reason De La Hoya bolted from Top Rank to join up with Hopkins is because Arum wouldn't agree to anymore big money guarantees on De La Hoya's future fights, particularly pointing out the guaranteed $25 million Oscar got for his bout with Hopkins. 

"Once we weren't going to put up a meaningful guarantee, we knew without anyone saying it there was no room for us to promote Oscar anymore" said Arum

"The feedback we were getting from the Hispanics was that Oscar quit in the Hopkins fight. I don't know if he quit or not, but certainly many of the Hispanic consumers felt he did. The erosion is so deep and threatens to get deeper because there is a feeling out there that he can't fight very much anymore, and that other than his fight with Vargas, he hasn't really won a fight in years against a good fighter. We don't think he really is fighting now for anything other than the money, that he doesn't train hard or come into the ring with passion."

Arum spoke of Hopkins in the same light, stating that the reason Bernard ran to Golden Boy was because Top Rank turned down what they called  a ridiculous demand of $5 million for his next fight with a $1 million dollar bonus for promoting Hopkins..

"I explained that such a deal would guarantee me a loss of $1.5 million for his next fight" said Arum

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ANDROID_DOES on 05-03-2008

[QUOTE=sentido común;3440700]plain and basic common sense that oscar quit. that was not a hard body shot and he was had no chance to win.[/QUOTE] why the fuck did u dig this up from 4 years ago? :wtf:

Comment by Lazy Liberal on 05-03-2008

[QUOTE=sentido común;3440700]plain and basic common sense that oscar quit. that was not a hard body shot and he was had no chance to win.[/QUOTE] He's been in fights where he stood toe to toe and took hard shots, Chavez,Quartey,Vargas. I…

Comment by nezahualcoyotl on 12-05-2004

[QUOTE=simeraksou]after he got beat up by hopkins, they fell in love and joined forces. it's like an abused woman that stays with the insane husband[/QUOTE] OH SHYT! BEAUTIFUL METAPHOR! STUPID ASS WHORES. LOL...DE LA HOYA IS BERNARD'S PRISON BIATCH LOL

Comment by simeraksou on 12-04-2004

after he got beat up by hopkins, they fell in love and joined forces. it's like an abused woman that stays with the insane husband

Comment by Soundtraveler on 12-03-2004

Think about it, if you were a fighter - would you rather fight for a straight up nice guy and fellow fighter like DeLaHoya - or a guy who really doesn't care about you, just the money he can make…

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