Two legendary boxers — Oscar “The Golden Boy” De La Hoya and Floyd “Money” Mayweather – had been battling it out recently. Not in the ring but on social media.
It started off by De La Hoya writing a “good riddance” letter addressed to Mayweather in Playboy Magazine in which he called him “boring” and the sport is better with him retired. And it was countered by Mayweather’s interview on MLive.com and stating that Oscar is just “jealous” and he can never be trusted by any boxer on their careers.
After trading verbal blows, De La Hoya decided to offered Mayweather that they “bury the hatchet” and let bygones be bygones just for the sake of the boxing industry.
“You know what, I’m gonna give it to you. I’m gonna give you an exclusive right now. Floyd, let’s bury the hatchet,” said De La Hoya to BoxingScene.com
“I’m shaking, I’m getting a little teary eyed. Floyd, let’s bury the hatchet. We don’t have to be friends. We don’t have to be best friends, but let’s bury the hatchet for the sake of the sport,” added De La Hoya.
With that, De La Hoya offers a partnership between their promotions – Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions – and promises that it will be the partnership for ages in their feild.
“Keep doing what you’re doing, I applaud you. I’m doing what I’m doing. Let’s come together. Maybe down the road we can work together. Imagine that. Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions. We’ll bring in the Bobfather. Maybe well bring Don King out of retirement. Maybe we’ll do a Super Bowl of boxing. Floyd, let’s bury the hatchet, sincerely.”
With Mayweather’s retirement, expanding his promotion company can be good for him. But is Oscar De La Hoya the best partner for available? Maybe so.