Oscar De La Hoya on why No Pacquiao vs Mayweather: "We’re willing... Top Rank is Not"
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing (Dec 10, 2011) Doghouse Boxing
Oscar De La Hoya
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing - These days it seems the easiest way to get a fight with a Top Rank fighter is to be a Top Rank Fighter.  It's no secret that Bob Arum (Top Rank Boss) prefers to keep it all in the family, by putting on cards that feature both his fighters against one another.  Let's face it, if Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. (Promoted by Golden Boy Promotions) was still aligned with Top Rank... does anyone think that a fight with Manny Pacquiao (A Top Rank Fighter) wouldn't have been made and done years ago?  Instead here we are waiting.

Recently in an interview with Boricua Boxing (video is posted on this page), Oscar De La Hoya spoke out on his frustrations of Top Rank not willing to let their fighters face off against fighters from other promotional outfits.

In the video, while discussing fighters such as Miguel Cotto, De La Hoya was asked if his side was willing to work with Top Rank to put on fights with any of his fighters.

De La Hoya answers the question by starting off with his own question: "The question is always ‘Will Top Rank work with any promoter?’” stated De La Hoya, adding: "That’s the question. That’s all I have to say. We’re willing to work with anybody to make the best fights happen for the people. Top Rank is not."

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