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Oscar De La Hoya Is on the Tweet Train in Hopes of Helping the Big Fight Happen

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 08:  President of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De La Hoya speaks at a press conference at Walter E. Washington Convention Center on December 8, 2011 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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Vitali SCorrespondent IJanuary 19, 2012

Beside Mayweather Jr., Richard Schaefer and a few others, now it seems that Oscar De La Hoya has also plugged himself directly into effort of materializing the dream match between Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao this coming May.

“Way to step up to the plate. Let’s do it Bob. Now call Richard Schaffer, his phone is on,” tweeted Oscar two days ago.

Something pretty unusual is going on: I have never seen such effort by the Mayweather Jr. camp or GBP to make a fight. I am aware that this is an extremely rare, high profile event that would undoubtedly yield a record shattering profit, still, it seems as though everyone on that side of the fence is oddly desperate.

Bob Arum is either having a rough time, or is wholeheartedly enjoying GBP and Mayweather Jr. begging for this fight. I wonder if Arum sees this fight as necessary at all. For him, obviously, it’s all about the profit. Thus, being that Pacquiao sells out and fetches a good sum from all his fights, it is not necessary, or even impractical from a financial standpoint, to risk a loss at this point in time.

 

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