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De La Hoya sides with Crawford, trashes Haymon, blames him for Davis vs. Ryan stalling

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By Brian Webber: Oscar De La Hoya blasted Al Haymon of PBC in response to Terence Crawford’s social media rant on Tuesday about his failed talks with Errol Spence Jr.

De La Hoya says he’s going to speak a lot of truths about who is holding up the biggest fights from taking place.

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Crawford went off, blaming Haymon for failing to give the green light to a big-money offer of $25 million a piece for him and Spence from an outside company for them to fight.

Eventually, Crawford got tired of waiting for the Spence fight to happen. When he was offered an eight-figure deal by BLK Prime to fight David Avanesyan on December 10th, he readily accepted.

De La Hoya called Haymon a “cancer,” saying that when he had Keith Thurman, Adrien Broner, Deontay Wilder, and Leo Santa Cruz as part of his Golden Boy Promotions stable, he had the plan to turn them into stars. Now that they’re with PBC & Haymon, they fight just once a year, if that.

Some would argue that De La Hoya’s move to sympathize with WBO welterweight champion Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) is a strategy to get him to sign with Golden Boy.

It is true that Broner, Wilder, Thurman, and Santa Cruz only fight once a year with PBC, and their popularity has arguably dipped.

De La Hoya isn’t happy with PBC about the way that he lost many of his Golden Boy fighters to that company. At one time, Golden Boy’s stable was huge, rivaling that of Top Rank, but when PBC emerged, it was like a huge vacuum with many of De La Hoya’s top fighters leaving his company to go with Haymon.

It’s unlikely that Golden Boy will be able to be the company that they were in the past unless they get a hard-working, charismatic lead promoter similar to Eddie Hearn to work hard promoting events and attracting younger fighters to sign with them.

It’s surprising that De La Hoya hasn’t already hired somebody for that role because he’s not cut out for that position.

Some boxing fans believe that the reason De La Hoya hasn’t been matching his biggest stars, Ryan Garcia, Jaime Munguia and Vergil Ortiz Jr, against quality opposition is because if they get beat, he won’t have anyone that can take their place.

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