Oscar De La Hoya who is the promoter of rising undefeated star Ryan Garcia has taken his time to respond to a public offer levelled at his young prospect by one Floyd Mayweather in recent days.
Former pound for pound boxing number one turned promoter Mayweather told Garcia that he’d give him $200,000 if he beat one of his lesser known fighters if he really wanted a fight against his star boxer Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis this year.
Mayweather went on to say that he’d then give Garcia the Davis fight if he won and would pay Garcia one million dollars for his services for said bout.
De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions has now said the following on his Twitter account:
“Ryan Garcia is a 15x national champion fighter. To put him in the ring against a six-rounder like Rolly would be like putting a MLB pitcher up against a high schooler. Not fair. If Floyd wants to make a fight happen, all he has to do is call me and we’ll put together a fair fight.”
De La Hoya and Mayweather one time competitors inside the ring still have a precarious relationship and rivalry outside of it these days as competitors in the promotional space.
The two have continuously bashed one another in the media in recent years wherever possible.
Time will tell if they can work together on making the above fight come to fruition.