Originally Posted by mikemurni
It goes back to the days with Oscar bolting out from Top Rank to form his own company..Then the Barrera-Morales III.. Then Golden Boy stealing fighters from Top Rank (like the young and up and coming stars like Ortiz).. Then you have GB using the sport's cash cow (Oscar) then as bait in hoarding TV dates on HBO. And then the Pacquiao ordeal in 2006..
A truce was made in 2007 when both agreed to settle their difference via mediator, which includes Pac's contract, and working together to promote great fights.. That's why you had Pac-Marquez II, Mosley-Marg, Hatton-Pac, Hopkins-Pavlik, Valero-Pitalua (along with the top LW's in the card which include Golden Boy fighters)..
But the truce was broken after first negotiations of Pac-Mayweather failed..
It seems that Arum really has it in for Schafer in particular. There is a lot of bad blood between those two- as well as with Oscar, and even deeper with Al Hayman.
Perhaps the stalled fight reflects Arum's belief that their top guy, Mayweather, would beat his top guy, Pacquiao.