OSCAR DE LA HOYA: ALL-TIME BOX OFFICE CHAMP
The proposed December megafight between Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao may not happen after all.
According to ESPN boxing writer Dan Rafael, talks have apparently broken off between the two parties following an entire week of negotiations. The hangup, naturally, is money. De La Hoya wants a 70/30 split in his favor. Pacquiao and his promoter Bob Arum have agreed to let De La Hoya (the all-time pay-per-view champ in boxing history who also serves as his own promoter) make more money. However, the Pacquiao camp wants a 60/40 split feeling their boxer is the better fighter.
Even at only 30 %, Pacquiao would stand to make some $30 million for a fight with De la Hoya. Richard Schaefer, the CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, points out that despite five titles Pacquiao has never made more than $5 million for a fight in his life.
Dan Rafael is reporting that the De la Hoya camp is now focusing on former Contender winner Sergio Mora as Oscar’s next opponent.