Boxing great turned MMA promoter Oscar De La Hoya has been vocal and confident about his ability to challenge and even surpass the UFC. One of the topics he often brings up are the pay days for MMA fighters and the fighters are listening closely. Boxers can net millions for under card fights and they aren’t necessarily limited to dismal sponsorship packages…Reebok…we’re talking to you. So if he can do the same for MMA programming and events we are all for it. De La Hoya says it makes him sick that they are paid so little. Check out what he said on Fight Hub TV…
Oscar De La Hoya told TMZ Sports recently that he believes he may have the elusive third bout between Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell closer to being signed than ever before. Here’s what he told them about the potential bout taking place in his MMA promotion via MMAFighting… We’re finalizing contracts, getting everything rolling. I’m … Read more
Oscar De La Hoya called out Conor McGregor for a boxing match and it has picked up some steam in the interest department. MMA fans rolled their eyes along with boxing purists at the idea but that didn’t stop Chael Sonnen from discussing it on his Bad Guy Inc. Youtube channel. He said it could cause a “firestorm” whatever that means. Check it out:
44-year-old superstar and former boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya once criticized Floyd Mayweather Jr. heavily for accepting a boxing match with UFC champion Conor McGregor. He called it a freak show of an event and publicly went on a crusade to dissuade fans from watching it. Until the checks came in…So then he calls … Read more
Judge Adalaide Byrd delivered a scorecard for Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin that was so absurd it got her in serious trouble. Boxing has long been accused of corruption and Saturday’s draw result for the fight only fueled the fire. However, the absolute pinnacle of WTF was Byrd’s scoring of the fight of 118-110 for … Read more
Golden Boy boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya recently penned a scathing open letter criticizing the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor matchup saying it’s a “lose-lose” situation for the fans and it could irreparably hurt the sport of boxing. “Only we can shut the circus down by making it clear that we won’t pay to see a … Read more
We’ve all heard the rumors about Shaquille O’Neal maybe one day fighting in MMA or the UFC. Well, this may be the closest you ever see to that. In this video, Shaq takes on boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya. They go five rounds. The height and size difference is staggering. This was an actual … Read more
Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions has an April 11th professional boxing event scheduled at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Headlining that card is a middleweight bout between Paul Williams vs. Winky Wright. The card will also feature the pro boxing debut of mixed martial arts fighter and former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Andrei “The … Read more
Even though Andrei Arlovski got KTFO by Fedor Emelianenko at Affliction: Day of Reckoning, he has decided to transfer his talents into professional boxing. Who knows, maybe he will do better when all he has to concern himself with is his and his opponent’s punches. Also, the gloves have much more padding than MMA, which should at least partially help him from being as susceptible to knock-outs.
FightHype.com is reporting that Arlovski has signed a contract with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions and that his next fight will be inside a boxing ring. No date or opponent has yet been named. However, prior to his fight with Fedor, his trainer, Freddie Roach had made the statement that if Andrei won he would put him into a Heavyweight Title fight with Nikolai Valuev right away. That fight seems highly unlikely now considering Arlovski’s loss to Fedor.
PRO MMA (http://promma.info) talked all things MMA with former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Tito Ortiz at the Affliction: Day of Reckoning press conference. The “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” may not be fighting on this weekend’s card, however, he has been making his presence felt during the promotion process.
Despite being forced to sit out the first half of 2009, Ortiz believes he will return to top form once he has recovered from back surgery.
Ortiz touched on rumors surrounding a UFC 99 return, how he would approach Andrei Arlovski, joining the Affliction announce team and his ideal time table for a return to action.