Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya has a few objectives he needs to verify off in his profession.
One among them apparently entails eliminating the corporate he based.
“I am sitting on a billion-dollar firm,” De La Hoya advised ESPN. “And I can not wait to do away with it. And most significantly, I can not wait to be the very first fighter ever to be inducted into the Corridor of Fame as a promoter as properly. These are objectives that I’ve.”
De La Hoya based the corporate in 2002, naming the enterprise after the nickname he carried all through his storied profession. Representing america, the Mexican American received a gold medal on the 1992 Olympics, incomes himself the “Golden Boy” moniker.
De La Hoya promotes a few of boxing’s prime younger fighters, together with Ryan Garcia, the light-weight contender who’s scheduled to face Javier Fortuna on July 16. Different outstanding contenders embody Vergil Ortiz, Jaime Munguia and girl champion Seniesa Estrada. De La Hoya additionally previously promoted Canelo Alvarez, one among boxing’s greatest stars, earlier than Alvarez cut up to type his personal promotional firm.
De La Hoya and Garcia have stumped for a battle towards Gervonta “Tank” Davis, who’s coming off a win over Rolly Romero in a pay-per-view occasion on the Barclays Heart in Brooklyn, New York.
“I am prepared to provide Tank Davis a multi-, multimillion greenback [deal] to battle Ryan Garcia in November,” De La Hoya mentioned. “I strongly really feel that is the battle to make. These are the forms of fights that make superstars.”
That is not the one battle De La Hoya is in search of. He mentioned he continues to hunt a match between Munguia and WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo and hopes to place rising welterweight contender Vergil Ortiz Jr. towards Errol Spence Jr., who holds three of the 4 belts within the 147-pound division. In an prolonged interview on his community, Showtime government Stephen Espinoza mentioned Munguia-Charlo negotiations broke down over who would broadcast the battle.
De La Hoya, 49, mentioned he needs to proceed to be concerned with Golden Boy for “so long as doable” whereas he believes the corporate has a lot to supply for a possible investor.
“We’re sitting on a gold mine,” De La Hoya mentioned. “Once I’m able to get out, the time will come. However within the meantime, that is the rationale I wish to make these large fights occur. It is essential.
“It is essential for the game. It is essential for my firm. It is essential, most significantly, for the fan base.”