"I have no problem with Bob Arum. There's always a solution; in anything, there's always a solution. Like I said, I met with Bob Arum to bury the hatchet and down the road, down the line, why not? For the sake of boxing, for the sake of the sport, there's a lot of great fights that can be made," stated Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya, who held a press conference to clarify his relationship with Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, his recent meeting with Bob Arum, the future of the sport, and much more. Though De La Hoya made it clear that Richard Schaefer is still the CEO of his company and, on paper, he still expects him to be for several years to come, he also clarified his strong desire to end the Cold War with rival promotional company Top Rank.
"We don't have to be married. We don't have to merge. We don't have to hold hands. We don't have to try and work out where everybody just works happily together. No, we don't have to do that, but there's ways of making fights happen, and that's what I want to figure out and make happen," De La Hoya explained. "What matters the most to me now; right now? Okay, obviously my family, but this company. Boxing! That's what matters to me the most behind my family. The fans. They want to see great fights, you know. This is important to me."
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