Bob Arum Says He’s Friendly with the Mayweathers; Oscar De La Hoya Says Arum is a Liar
Remember that story we posted a few days ago about Bob Arum trying to structure the Floyd Mayweather Jr-Manny Pacquiao fight without Golden Boy Promotions involved? Yeah, well that got around to Oscar De La Hoya, and he’s not happy about it.
De La Hoya went on a Twitter rant late Tuesday night and called Arum a liar.
“Bob Arum please please stop lying to the public. Sit down with my CEO Richard and make the big fight happen. Before Manny asks questions.
“Hahaha Bob Arum is saying there are a bunch of investors he’s talking to try and make PAC vs mayweather. I can’t stop laughing.
“I talk about it so I can expose this guy to the fans who are demanding this fight. But it’s ok for him to lie behind the press?
“Bottom line is mayweather wants Pacquiao what’s the hold up? Bob”
To answer the last question, Arum reportedly is negotiating terms for the fight. He is really laying it on too. In a recent interview with Boxing Scene, Arum said he considers himself friendly with all the Mayweathers. Yeah, whatever Bob.
Even Pac Man reportedly said the deal is almost done. I don’t know if that’s the case, but Oscar’s rant just comes across as the desperate words of a man whose company is being left behind. Yahoo! boxing writer Kevin Iole told Oscar the same thing, but Oscar doesn’t care.
There’s a reason Arum has called De La Hoya one of the stupidest guys he’s met. But when it comes to his word against my word, I don’t mind people using their outlets to voice their side. The issue here is that Golden Boy has no leverage. Still, I always want to see Top Rank and Golden Boy working together because it’s better for boxing longterm.