In a recent interview, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya discussed his ongoing feud with Eddie Hearn, who heads up Matchroom Boxing.
Both men have exclusive content agreements with streaming service DAZN.
The two promoters have traded verbal jabs for over a year on social media and during interviews.
De La Hoya still firmly believes that Hearn recklessly squandered away DAZN's money and hasn't done much of anything to make good on their investment.
He strongly feels that Hearn has continued to fail with his attempts to make inroads in the American market.
“There’s stuff I really can’t talk about because of business. But, look, he’s a great promoter in Europe in the U.K. Just let let me do my job here, and let me take care of business. Because obviously he doesn’t know the market here," De La Hoya told The MMA Hour.
“He’s not building anything. He literally just spent I don’t know how many millions of dollars of DAZN’s money and still hasn’t built anything. What fighter has he built, other than maybe two or three that are from Europe that do not resonate here in the U.S. So let me do my job, let me build my champions here. Let me promote the biggest fights, like [Floyd] Mayweather. I promoted all these guys like, The Bronze Bomber [Deontay Wilder] and, and Errol Spence and Canelo [Alvarez]. Let me do my job.”
In the past, De La Hoya's company has come together with Hearn to make necessary fights.
The 'Golden Boy' is not ruling out the possibility of working with Hearn to co-promote events in the future.
“When I used to promote on HBO, and Don King was promoting on HBO, and Bob Arum was promoting on HBO, we were all like co-existing, and we were all promoting great – we were promoting the platform, we were promoting great fighters, and there was a piece of pie for everyone,” De La Hoya said.
“So he just doesn’t understand the market. There’s nothing wrong with that. Bob Arum, right now, is doing an amazing job on ESPN and you have other little small promoters here and there, but you know, I’m the promoter here in the U.S., and I know what I’m doing. ... If they understand the market and they do it right, [I’ll co-promote]. The problem is that he’s not doing that right.”