Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar de la Hoya plans to reach out and make peace with his former promoter, Top Rank Inc.’s Bob Arum.
The two have been at odds since figuring in several acrimonious lawsuits over the promotional rights of Manny Pacquiao. Several high-profile fights, including the supposed Pacquiao-Mayweather bout, failed to materialize due to their differences.
De la Hoya, however, said he wanted to end the conflict for the boxing fans.
“Look, all the animosity, all the bad words that have been going back and forth; there's no need for it. Boxing is a sport that I love dearly and we're both adults. Bob Arum did a lot for my career and I really appreciate it. I can honestly say that I love the guy because he's someone who did a lot for my career ad really catapulted my career and did a tremendous job in promoting my career. He's a master at what he does,” the former boxer-turned promoter said in Boxing Scene.
De la Hoya said he plans to sit down with Arum and have a heart-to-heart talk with his former promoter.
“I will meet with Bob Arum one day and I will sit down with him and I do hope things get worked out and patched up because that's what the fans need. The boxing fans want to see all these great fights happen. So Hopefully one day it'll happen," he said.