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De La Hoya: Promoters Won't Take Risks, We Think of Fans First

By Miguel Rivera

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar de la Hoya believes that some promoters are not willing to give fans the best fights simply because about the risk that those fights represent.

And despite this, De La Hoya says Golden Boy Promotions has imposed a policy of putting together quality fights for their stable of boxers.

A few weeks ago, Joseph Diaz and Saddam Ali, De La Hoya's fighters, lost in world championship bouts against Gary Russell and Jaime Munguía, fighters from other promotional companies, and De La Hoya says those outcomes will not stand in the way of Golden Boy's plan to keep quality over quantity.

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A few weeks ago Golden Boy matched Venezuela's Jorge Linares in a losing effort against Vasiliy Lomachenko at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and in the coming weeks Lucas Matthysse and Canelo Alvarez are scheduled to take risks against Manny Pacquiao and Gennady Golovkin in two high-profile matches.

"That's what it's about, working with everyone, working with the best promoters in the world so that the fans can see the best fights," De La Hoya told ESPN Deportes.

"In today's boxing landscape, a lot of the other promoters.. it's not that they are afraid, but they are not taking risks to make the best fights for the public - because they may lose their fighter. It's not our case.. if our fighter is ready for a championship fight or to fight with the best in the world - we do it... that's how we are, we think of the fans first.

"We are promoting in Puerto Rico, aligned with Miguel Cotto Promotions, it is a very nice relationship and we want to develop Puerto Rican boxing. Puerto Rican boxing that is very important for boxing. (Alberto) Machado will be fighting in July on HBO, it will be a very important fight for him, we will continue to grow and make boxing in Puerto Rico.

"We are very happy with ESPN, they have given us a great platform to present excellent fights, the ratings are excellent, it is an international platform for boxers and Golden Boy, and we will continue to present the best fights."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Graz on 06-30-2018

Oscar saying he cares about the fans first and not worrying about taking risks is perhaps the biggest line of excrement that has flowed out of his mouth. Didn’t think it was possible but there you have it.

Comment by Shadoww702 on 06-30-2018

[QUOTE=rrayvez;18904137]yeah, you addressed the lying situation a few posts in but your initial response to my post about Oscar lying was how you hate fans like me etc. Yes, in hindsight the Munguia fight probably would've been the best. The…

Comment by allenfred on 06-30-2018

Promoters are motivated by personal greed and a lust for cash. Their fighters come in second every-time. If a fight does not involve big bucks then Promoters could care less. Greed rules boxing.

Comment by Letmaku on 06-30-2018

Yes! Mr. dela Hoya make sense this time aside from being a good businessman with Canelo affair. Oscar will bring it on always for the fans. He benefited from retirement courtesy of a midget Pacquiao!

Comment by rrayvez on 06-30-2018

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;18903773]And I addressed that lying to the public and fighting inferior fights in my Strike #1 Your right Brook/Khan had no buisness at all being in the ring with either one. I do give GGG more credit because Eubank lost…

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