Dana White’s Boxing Moves To Begin This Summer
Almost two years after sniffing around the sport, Dana White intends to start his Zuffa Boxing brand this summer.
White, who began dipping his toes back into the sport with Conor McGregor’s 2017 fight with Floyd Mayweather, has made deals with promoters Lou DiBella and Roy Jones Jr to air their cards on UFC Fight Pass and has looked to form his own group under the UFC umbrella.
White in the past two years has also shown interest in unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, and current WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia.
“What I don’t like what [boxing] is doing if how they’re not fighting the best guys out there right now,” White said to CNN.
“They have [Deontay] Wilder and [Tyson] Fury who just fought to a draw in an incredible fight that people loved. The rematch isn’t happening with those two, and neither one of those two are going to fight [Anthony] Joshua. These guys could do a round robin fight, fight each other. You know, both guys could fight Joshua and they’d kill it. They’d make so much money and they would bring so much energy and life back to boxing. But these guys just keep shooting themselves in the foot.”
White has made it his business to pick fights with members of Boxing’s elite, getting into spats on social and traditional media with Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya over the McGregor-Mayweather fight and De La Hoya’s ill-fated move into MMA, Top Rank CEO and now-fellow ESPN broadcast partner Bob Arum, and Showtime Sports President Stephen Espionza.
“I am making all my boxing moves after this summer. When this summer is over, you’ll be hearing a lot about what I’m doing in the sport of boxing,” White said.
Quotes via Boxing Scene