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Growing Signs of Golden Boy Split? Oscar Trashes Broner

oscar-de-la-hoyaGolden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya spent his Thursday promoting the pending Canelo vs. Erislandy Lara fight, but also found time to trash the brash and much-maligned Adrien Broner. Broner, who fought Saturday on the Mayweather vs. Maidana card, has received a litany of recent criticism for his post-fight comments about Carlos Molina and his performance– a bout in which Broner appeared to struggle against his much smaller opponent. His comments have drawn the ire of the World Boxing Council (WBC), but now it’s Oscar getting into the act, telling Fightnews:

“What are we going to do with Adrien Broner? I didn’t like what he said and at the moment I was shocked. What we can do is find someone to beat him in the ring and hopefully beat him soon,”

De La Hoya would later follow those statements up with several Twitter jabs at Broner, calling the titlist an “idiot”.

Although the comments about Broner are indicative of his declining stock among his peers and employer, what’s more interesting is how De La Hoya’s comments align with the ongoing cold war currently taking place within Golden Boy Promotions. It’s no secret that De La Hoya and Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer are currently in the midst of a feud that could potentially tear the company apart and De La Hoya’s comments about Broner seem to further that narrative.

See, Schaefer is widely perceived as being close with boxing super manager Al Haymon, who advises multiple Golden Boy fighters, including Broner. There has long been suspicion that should Golden Boy rupture, Schaefer and Haymon would create their own promotional entity with the fighters that Haymon advises.

De La Hoya would likely lose Broner in such a fracture, hence, why it’s no surprise that De La Hoya would feel no issue in trashing a high-profile Golden Boy Promotions fighter. Ultimately, this is just an educated bit of speculation, but what is clear is that Adrien Broner’s career is still on shaky ground and it appears there are few entities willing to fully back the brash pugilist.

One Comment

  1. Ramon Aranda

    May 8, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    This whole Golden Boy situation just gets more interesting by the week.

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