De La Hoya To Wilder: I'll Get You Real Money, Make You a PPV Star

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya has sent an open invitation to WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder {40-0, 39 KOs).

De La Hoya would like to bring Wilder on board and make him a pay-per-view star.

Golden Boy had promoted the majority of Wilder's career fights. They parted ways following Wilder's world title win over Bermane Stiverne in January of 2015 - when Wilder departed to move forward with his adviser Al Haymon, who began Premier Boxing Champions.


This past Saturday night, Wilder survived a tough seventh round in his seventh title defense against Luis Ortiz, and then knocked out the challenger in the 10th round to retain his crown.

Over 14,000 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn were on edge during the contest.

“A true champion always finds a way to come back and that’s what I did tonight,” Wilder said. “Luis Ortiz is definitely a crafty guy. He put up a great fight. We knew we had to wear him down. I showed everyone I can take a punch.”

Ortiz went down three times in the contest, once in the fifth and twice in the tenth before the fight was waved off.

After watching that performance, De La Hoya sees dollar signs.

"Wilder, congratulations on such a great accomplishment when everyone doubted you, hit me up when you wanna make real money and have someone who will promote you to be a PPV star," De La Hoya stated on social media.

Technically Wilder is without a promotional agreement, although Lou DiBella handles most of his events on behalf of Haymon. 

A few years ago, Roc Nation Sports made their move to sign Wilder. They met with the boxer and offered him a very sizable amount of money to come on board. In the end, Wilder took a pass and decided to stay with Haymon and the PBC banner.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by uppercut510 on 03-06-2018

[QUOTE=Clenelo;18548402]AJ is gonna make him a PPV star for one fight, it will be short lived.[/QUOTE] yeah and AJ better get it don't inside of 5 because if he gasses vs wilder its over

Comment by larryxxx.. on 03-06-2018

[QUOTE=Baltimore;18548875]Yep, Oscar has enough problems on his hands to be criticizing right now[/QUOTE] yep..............

Comment by MC Hammer on 03-06-2018

[QUOTE=bigdunny1;18548388]stop trying to move the goal post you were wrong. Golden Boy was the promoter for Wilder and the rest of the haymon fighters until 2015. That's when they split not 2014. Schaefer left in 2014 then their was a…

Comment by Baltimore on 03-06-2018

[QUOTE=larryxxx..;18548265]Not a good time for this to be said by Oscar..smh[/QUOTE] Yep, Oscar has enough problems on his hands to be criticizing right now

Comment by Red Skull on 03-06-2018

AJ is gonna make him a PPV star for one fight, it will be short lived.

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