Top Rank and Golden Boy Boxing promoters Bob Arum and Oscar De La Hoya have been railing against the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight since it was announced earlier this year, and have continued to do so in the aftermath.
De La Hoya said that what he saw in the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas was a shame in all aspects and made a mockery of the sport, as the fight contained no actual boxing.
“You can see the video of the fight and it will be verified that it was pathetic… It was simply treated, as we already knew, as a millionaire mockery, that those who watch over the integrity of boxing allowed to happen.”
This sentiment was echoed by Arum, who was in Las Vegas to sign a contract with ESPN to broadcast fights that will look to re-highlight the importance of boxing.
“There is nothing new to be said… We anticipated that this fight would be an unfortunate exhibition, who’s only purpose was to deceive fans by putting this type of boxing on the screen.”
Arum felt the in-ring showing by both was terrible.
“Both gave a regrettable show of boxing, one because he did not know much, much less put in a blow that a child in the boxing gym would know to do, and the other because he did not destroy his opponent in the first round,” Arum raged. “It was the most awkward boxing fight in the history of Las Vegas.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene