Oscar De La Hoya and Dana White have had some frosty relations following comments the former made about the latter’s Mayweather vs McGregor event last August, but as in many things in boxing – things can change in the drop of a hat.
Dana White has gone on record saying that he will promote UFC and boxing events this year and that this month and next he is speaking to promoters and managers in boxing to get their thoughts on what is happening and that he will make a decision from there.
However he has stated that he would not work with either Bob Arum or Oscar De La Hoya, as in his own words recently, they are not his “kind of guys.”
Moreover, he’s even said he’ll never work with Showtime again after the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor event last August where White was not happy with how they handled the reporting of the how the pay per view did worldwide, not just in the United States.
Despite White’s hot-headed nature, Oscar De La Hoya when speaking to TMZ actually had some positive words for him:
“I wish him all the best. It’s going to take him a lot to get into boxing. I’ve been in boxing for all my life. It’s not going to be easy but I wish him all the best.”
He added that he would offer to even promoter events with him:
“I hope he is (successful). It’s going to be hard. I would love to do the biggest fights with him. For the sake of boxing I would love to do the biggest fights. Look if he wants to have another of his UFC fighters come into boxing than let’s do it, why not and vice versa. So it’s all good.”
Don’t be surprised if you see these two working together one day. It’s boxing afterall, where fighters and promoters fall out and make up all the time.