White Goes Off on De La Hoya, Arum
It’s been no secret — iconic boxer and Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya is strongly against the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor superfight. He is not alone in criticizing Showtime’s $100 pay-per-view showdown, as Bob Arum has also talked critically about the fight.
De La Hoya’s stance against the fight was further known on Friday, when he tweeted “**** YOU #MayweatherVsMcGregor BOTH OF YOU ARE DISRESPECTING THE SPORT OF BOXING #CaneloGGG Sept 16th.” The tweet was later deleted, but not before many re-tweets and shares.
UFC President Dana White has feuded with Arum for about 10 years now, claiming Arum talks down his own fighters and sucks life out of the sport of boxing. But White says he’s shocked at De La Hoya’s feelings on the superfight, as he claims De La Hoya has played with the idea of McGregor matching up with Canelo Alvarez.
“He’s way down with that [Canelo vs. McGregor fight]. Don’t believe his ****,” White told TMZ. “That guy is so full of **** that it’s not even funny. First of all, when this whole thing first went down [with McGregor looking to box] — Oscar De La Hoya was saying ‘Oh, I would love to have McGregor fight for me and do him and Canelo.’ And as soon as the deal gets made [for Mayweather-McGregor] it’s the worst fight ever made.
“Oscar De La Hoya is full of **** up to here. I still can’t believe he [posted the tweet]. Bob Arum is the biggest jerkoff in this sport by a hundred thousand miles. By far the biggest jerkoff in the sport. Now [De La Hoya] left Arum. Everyone will agree that Arum is just an ****. Now De La Hoya, who I’ve known for a long time and I like Oscar, as soon as this fight is made he turns into ‘Oscar De La Arum’ and goes crazy on the fight.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene