Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Hopkins Sides With Schaefer: We Don't Need Bob Arum

By Rick Reeno

IBF/WBA light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins, who is also shareholder in Golden Boy Promotions, sees no reason for his company to work with Bob Arum of Top Rank.

At the moment, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer, and Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya, are having an internal dispute regarding the "future direction" of their company. One of the main sticking points in that dispute is De La Hoya's desire to reignite a working relationship with Arum. Schaefer is holding firm on his position that he never wants to work with Arum again.

"We don't need Bob Arum, no," Hopkins said. "I wouldn't [work with him again]...for what? No. I wouldn't [work with him].....we don't need to."

"Do working with Bob Arum make multiple fights that are not being made now? You're talking about one date [Mayweather-Pacquiao], but then after that date what's up?"

Regarding Schaefer's position, Hopkins feels the Golden CEO is more than justified to rule out a future working relationship with Arum.

"They worked together and then didn't and then patched things up and then broke up and then patched things and didn't work together and then patched things up. There comes a time when you can't patch things up anymore. Just ask someone over here who's divorced," Hopkins said.

Hopkins, who is close with both Schaefer and De La Hoya, is not taking sides or involving himself in the internal dispute. The reason Hopkins is not involving himself is because both sides have apparently have hired lawyers and that makes things a little more complicated to work out on a personal level.

"The two major guys on top have to be in a conversation mood to work out whatever it is without a third, fourth or fifth party [being involved]. Nine out of ten times it's hard to get that situated when lawyers get involved. If you ever get into a dispute, don't get a lawyer first if you want to solve it quickly. Everybody will tell you that.," Hopkins said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boskop on 03-09-2015

[QUOTE=Boskop;14490222]147, 160, 168 and LHW could explode if they'd come together[/QUOTE] Wow, I was so wrong in hindsight. Now I cant think of anyone able to beat Kovalev, Klitschko maybe ;)

Comment by Ragnar Lothbrok on 06-02-2014

never trust an ex convict. especially one who was a serial rapist in jail.

Comment by AddiX on 06-02-2014

The only reason ODLH is working with TR now is because everyone in his company was trying to shut him out, what else is the guy going to do?

Comment by jas on 06-02-2014

[QUOTE=Edmond Dantes;14617714]So Hopkins is siding with Richard[/QUOTE] would have been cool if he sided with oscar who brought hopkins over to gbp.

Comment by Edmond Dantes on 06-02-2014

So Hopkins is siding with Richard

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (72)
Top Headlines Jackson: Kovalev Was 5-1 After Six, Was 3-3 With Ward in Last Six Molina Warns Joshua: You Slip Up Once and You Will Be Dancing! Oleksandr Usyk Eyes World Titles Held By Gassiev, Tony Bellew Julian Williams: Being Underrated and Overlooked Ends Saturday Chocolatito's Manager Outlines The Options For 2017 Photos: Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz Weigh-In - Ready For War Photos: Cuellar vs. Mares, Charlo vs. Williams - Final Presser Marco Huck vs. Noel Gevor Eliminator Order By The IBF Briggs Warns Hearn: Keep Joshua Away From Me and He'll Rule! Misha Aloian of Russia Loses Olympic Silver After Failed PED Test Photos: Chavez Jr. and Britsch - Go Face To Face at Final Presser Crawford: Me and Molina Can Box It Out, Bang It Out Or Whatever British Board Admits Decision on Chisora Did Not Come Easy Joseph Parker Signs Up With VADA, Will Be Testing in Ruiz Bout Photos: Crawford vs. Molina - Face To Face at Final Presser Video: Hearn Talks Crazy Week - Shannon Briggs Crashes Interview! Whyte vs. Chisora is STILL ON - But No British Title! Andy Ruiz: Everyone's Underestimating Me, But I'm In Great Shape Jose Pedraza: Gervonta Davis Will Leave Ring With First Career Loss Photos: Anthony Joshua, Eric Molina - Face To Face at Final Presser Lee Haskins Suffers Leg Injury, Out Of Dec 31 IBF Defence Cueller vs. Mares Undercard - Facebook Stream By Showtime Photos: Erik Skoglund, Sven Fornling, Mikaela Lauren on Weight Molina Not Worried About Judging in Crawford's Hometown Stiverne Says Goal is 'Fake Champion' Wilder, Tabs Parker To Win BBBofC To Hold Meeting, Discuss Whyte-Chisora Altercation Roach: Cuellar Said He Was Never Learning Anything At Garcia's Gym Chavez's Trainer: If Julio is Well Prepared - He Beats Golovkin! Frank Warren Gives Thoughts on Billy Joe Saunders' Poor Form Molina Reacts To David Haye's Prediction: He is Nothing in America! Jeff Horn, Lenny Zappavigna Lead Aussie Charge This Weekend Enrico Koelling vs. Ryno Liebenberg Rematch on February 4 Joshua-Molina: Conor Benn To Face Steven Backhouse Amir Khan Hangs Back as Family Dispute Erupts on Social Media UFC's White: 50 Cent Told Me Mayweather Really Wants McGregor Anthony Joshua: I Put Away Molina, I'll Fulfill My Destiny in 2017 Felix Diaz Ready For Stay Busy Fight With Morales in Santo Domingo Jason Quigley Aims To Finish Off 2016 With a Bang Mikey Garcia: If Top Rank Makes Fair Deal, I'll Face Lomachenko Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Moises Flores Purse Bid on December 19
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement