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Oscar De La Hoya is Willing To Promote Fights With Dana White

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya is willing to bury the hatchet with his one-time friend, UFC President Dana White.

White is pushing forward with his plan to promote boxing events in 2018 and he's already begun the process, by sitting down with several promoters in the industry.

However, White also made it clear that he would meet with every promoter in boxing - except De La Hoya or Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum.

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White and Arum have had a feud for several years, but the UFC executive had a falling out with De La Hoya last summer.

The tension first began when De La Hoya and White had finalized their respective high profile pay-per-view events, at the same venue, with only three weeks of space on the calendar.

De La Hoya booked the long awaited HBO Pay-Per-View showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin for September 16th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

And then White, in a move that nobody saw coming, finalized a deal for UFC superstar Conor McGregor to fight Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match, also at T-Mobile, on August 26th on Showtime Pay-Per-View.

Because May-Mac was stealing all of the media coverage from Canelo-Golovkin, a rivalry between the two executives began to brew.

De La Hoya was one of the biggest critics of the Mayweather-McGregor matchup and did his best to persuade boxing fans to avoid purchasing that event.

Of course White exploded like a volcano few months later, when De La Hoya shocked everyone by revealing that he was willing to come out of retirement for a fight with McGregor.

Bad blood aside, De La Hoya is shocked that White is not planning to meet with him to discuss the subject of promoting events together.

"It's surprising he wants to get into boxing and hasn't gotten a hold of the biggest promoter in the sport," De La Hoya said to TMZ.

De La Hoya did issue a warning, that White would not be able to replicate his UFC success in the sport of boxing.

"It's gonna be very hard to try and do what he did with the UFC, because there's a little company by the name of Golden Boy Promotions in the way," De La Hoya said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by livershot73 on 01-17-2018

[QUOTE=BigStomps;18402626]But too many lame ass promoters with big egos are ruining Boxing. That fvcking sucks for us fans![/QUOTE] right there with you bruh....

Comment by Scipio2009 on 01-13-2018

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;18403905]Well yea no doubt with that cuz I'm not one of those guys who say Haymon is a promoter instead of a manager, but there is a clear transition thats been going on. I it There HAD to be…

Comment by Scipio2009 on 01-13-2018

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;18403894]Thats the cost of trying to drown your competitors. Can't switch it up cuz McGregor is doing his own thing. The long term play ain't got nothing to do with McGregor...its the play to be the only MMA league…

Comment by Eff Pandas on 01-13-2018

[QUOTE=Scipio2009;18403818]Still a lot to hopefully find out, but Haymon still looks to deliver for the fighters he represents.[/quote] Well yea no doubt with that cuz I'm not one of those guys who say Haymon is a promoter instead of a…

Comment by Eff Pandas on 01-13-2018

[QUOTE=Scipio2009;18403861]I get that, but there comes a point where running shows to simply block others out leaves a company with a lot of bloat, and the McGregor-less year has seemed to show that. With Bellator forcing it's way to viability,…

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