Advertisement
Advertisement

De La Hoya Talks: No Mayweather-Pacquiao Negotiations!

By Robert Morales

Oscar De La Hoya on Monday afternoon walked into Fortune Gym in Hollywood, Calif. He was  there to help play host to a media day featuring four of the fighters scheduled to compete on Saturday's card at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. 

As soon as De La Hoya entered the gym, reporters were on him. One from BoxingScene.com asked him why he told Univision during a June television interview that an accord for a fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. was close to being reached. Especially since, according to Mayweather adviser, Leonard Ellerbe, no negotiations ever took place - something backed by Richard Schaefer, CEO of De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions; De La Hoya's company helps Mayweather promote his fights. 

This was De La Hoya's answer to a question posed in June, by Univision reporters, wanting to know what was happening with the talks: "Up until now, it's been a very difficult negotiation process for various reasons, but right now we're very close. We're very close in finalizing the contracts that were once very complicated. The two fighters now realize that this fight  must be made. It has to be made because the boxing fans want to see it happen and right now it's the biggest fight that can be made in the world. It's going to be a big, big fight. I think right now we are very, very close in finalizing the contracts. I can't talk right now in detail about the negotiations, but I will say that we are very close."

Asked about that Monday, De La Hoya's face took on a very serious look.

"I think I said it because I get the question asked so many times that, obviously, I was fed up and tired of it and I just said like, yeah, yeah, it's gonna get made," De La Hoya said to BoxingScene.com.

"So it was a quick answer that I should have obviously thought about. But, obviously, negotiations weren't going on. Nothing was going on. Like I said, Mayweather has the key to making that fight happen."

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ADP02 on 07-27-2010

[QUOTE=Vito Corleone;8910990]Arum says that Oscar was never involved in anything...[B][COLOR="Red"][SIZE="3"]why would it surprise people that Oscar didn't know shit?[/SIZE][/COLOR][/B][/QUOTE] You may have forgotten what you posted earlier. The following quote should make you realize why Oscar knows what's going on.…

Comment by komandante on 07-27-2010

Nobody believes GBP anymore, dela Hoya and Scheafer are both liars.

Comment by MoneyLarry on 07-27-2010

Oscar De La Hoya just wants attention but too bad nobody believes a word he says.

Comment by Wacky Jabber on 07-27-2010

[QUOTE=flint;8910878]all roads lead to floyd mayweather. not the one dimensional pac who fights only come forward slow ass walking punching bags that make him look fast.pac has no boxing skills and no jab.he was getting beat down by his stable…

Comment by gwildcat77 on 07-27-2010

DE LA HOYA has proved OVER and OVER that he DOES NOT belong in promotions with his wrong calls, wrong reads, and silly public statements... DE LA HOYA makes ARUM and SCHAEFFER look good. DE LA HOYA yaps and knows…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (138)
Top Headlines Linares vs. Crolla Rematch Targeted For Dates in February, March Hearn: Joseph Parker Has The Balls To Fight Anthony Joshua! Photos: Jorge Linares Unseats Anthony Crolla - HUGE Gallery Trainer Explains 'Witch-Hunt' That Mentally Broke Tyson Fury Teddy Atlas Wonders if Brook Had Injury PRIOR To Golovkin Bout Hearn Contacts Klitschko's Manager To Discuss Fighting Joshua Jarrell Miller Feels David Haye is Running From Shannon Briggs Muhammad Ali Receives Jesse Owens Olympic Spirit Award Linares-Crolla Rematch Clause in Place, Hearn Expects Fight Miguel Cotto Return in 2017 is Best Option, Says Adviser Photos: Tyson Fury Ringside at Crolla-Linares, in Good Spirits Rico Ramos Blasts Out Prosper Ankrah in Three Rounds Jhonny Gonzalez With Vicious First Round KO of Yamamoto Fury Refused Testing, Told Inspectors To F*** Off, Claims Report Donnie Nietes Makes Flyweight Debut, Dominates Edgar Sosa Video: Eddie Hearn Reflects on Crolla's Loss, The Future Video: Anthony Crolla-Jorge Linares Post Fight Press Conference Malignaggi: So Obvious, Team Canelo Waiting For Golovkin To Age Javier Fortuna Back With a Bang, Demolishes Cabrera in Two Donnie Nietes vs. Edgar Sosa LIVE Results Crolla: Linares Rocked My World, I'm Not Going To Lie Klitschko-Fury 2 - Barclaycard-Arena on Hold For December 10 Jorge Linares Decisions Anthony Crolla, Wins Lightweight Crown Arnfield Shocks Ryder - Wins WBA Regional, Targets British Belt Anthony Crolla vs. Jorge Linares - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Callum Johnson Stops Shihepo, Wins Commonwealth Belt Deontay Wilder: Tyson Fury No Longer Cares About Boxing Klitschko Waits on Word From The Sanctioning Bodies on Fury Hosea Burton Conor Benn, Marcus Morrison Get Wins Nihito Arakawa Retains Title, Stops Yusuke Tsukada in Six Rounds Malignaggi Will Not Go For The EBU Title, Withdraws From Spot Anthony Joshua Ready To Replace Tyson Fury, Fight Klitschko! Crolla Plans To Be Calculating, Take The Fight To Linares Early Warren: Won't Take Long For Liam Smith To Get in World Title Mix Parker: Dimitrenko's Height Will Prepare Me For Champions Curtis Stevens: Me And Lemieux Should Fight For Shot at Canelo Teddy Atlas: Golovkin Looked HORRIBLE Against Brook Anthony Crolla Pumped: This is My Kostya Tsyzu Moment! Donnie Nietes Ready To Make Impressive Debut at Flyweight Anthony Crolla vs. Jorge Linares - Tale of The Tape
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement