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Arum: If Mikey Garcia Doesn't Like Offer To Fight Loma - F*** It!

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum has no intention of staging a long negotiation for a potential unification between newly crowned WBO lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs) and WBC beltholder Mikey Garcia (38-0, 30 KOs).

This past Saturday night, Lomachenko moved up to 135-pounds and stopped Jorge Linares in the tenth round to capture the WBO belt at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Lomachenko because a three division world champion with the victory.

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Garcia is rumoured to be facing IBF champion Robert Easter Jr. in a unification being targeted for the summer.

Lomachenko could take on Ray Beltran, who holds the WBO belt, in August. Both Loma and Beltran are promoted by Top Rank. A win could set up a potential four-belt unification with Garcia later this year.

However, Arum is concerned about how the negotiations would go because he says Garcia is always asking for a lot of money and always wants a fight to be completed on his terms.

Also taking into account, Garcia sued Top Rank over his promotional contract in 2014 - and the legal battle lasted for two years. And Garcia is also very loyal to Showtime, while Lomachenko is contractually tied to ESPN.

"With a Mikey Garcia [fight], it becomes like the second coming of Mayweather-Pacquiao," the 86-year-old Arum admitted.

"The negotiations will go on - I may be 90-years-old by the time negotiations finish. I'm tired of that. Whoever's the best available, whichever makes the most sense, that’s what we're gonna go after.

"If [Garcia] wants to fight, let him call me and I'll give him a number. If he doesn't like the number - f*** it - I ain't negotiating! It's because of the way he negotiates. If he's loyal to Showtime and they've been good to him, let him be loyal to Showtime - just don't bother me." 

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Comment by j.razor on 06-04-2018

[QUOTE=factsarenice;18774406]I realize that you hate Bob and you want everyone else to hate him too, it's obvious, everyone gets it. But that doesn't change anything. In the mean time, Bob is the promoter to Lomachenko and Bob has in 12…

Comment by BoZz on 05-16-2018

In other words; we gonna make him an offer which he will have to refuse then we just gonna blame it on him while I'm the one who's protecting Salido's little son :lol1:

Comment by Dle on 05-16-2018

Mikey would love to drill Loma in Arum’s face. Bobby isn’t having no part of it. He lowball offer mike so low. Mikey would need to get on his knees to accept it.

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 05-15-2018

[QUOTE=mvooom;18772637]Loma is not scared of Garcia, Garcia is not scared of Loma. Arum is not scared Loma might lose but the problem I see is Arum is so bitter, he could hold a grudge to death. The hate he has…

Comment by elfag on 05-15-2018

[QUOTE=creekrat77;18774630]Exactly. People don't get it. Arum is a PROMOTER. He puts on EVENTS. He's not in the let's try to make Mikey an undefeated fighter business. [B][U][I]To me, it's obvious Mikey and Robert do not want to make a fight…

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