MGM Grand Conference Center, Las Vegas - The handlers for WBA "regular" super flyweight title Joshua Franco (17-1-2, 8 KOs) were not very happy with a social media comment from their boxer's promoter, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya.
On Saturday night, Franco fought Andrew Moloney (21-1, 14 KOs) to a controversial three round no-decision.
Back in June, Franco pulled off an upset when he dropped and decisioned a then unbeaten Moloney over twelve rounds.
In the first round of the fight, referee Russell Mora had ruled that a clash of heads created an injury to the right eye of Franco.
The eye was swelling rapidly and eventually forced the ringside physician to stop the fight as the contest was entering the third round of action.
Moloney and his promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, were aggressively stating their case - that Franco's eye injury was created by a legal punch - and no head clash had taken place on the right eye.
There was nearly a 30 minute delay, as the ringside officials were reviewing video replay footage to make a determination on the exact cause of the eye injury.
Eventually, the Nevada State Athletic Commission ruled that the injury was caused by clash of heads - with more controversy over what actually caused the injury.
De La Hoya took to social media, basically backing the challenger's position, as he denied seeing a head clash.
"Wow, production for ESPN is amazing. Let’s go baby Terence Crawford vs Kell Brook going down. By the way, in all fairness I did not see a head butt," De La Hoya stated.
That comment forced the social media account for Franco's trainer, Robert Garcia, to fire back with a harsh jab - revealing that nobody from Golden Boy had attended the event to support Franco.
"Thanks for coming to the fights to support your champ Oscar. And to everyone from Golden Boy you sent to be here with us."