Oscar de la Hoya accuses Arum of giving Pacquiao an unfair advantage

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  1. PH|LLA

    PH|LLA Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    According to Oscar, Arum arranged for a larger-than-normal ring to favor the quicker Pacquiao.

    "I believe that’s the reason Bob Arum arranged to have a big ring, to give Pacquiao an advantage. Arum promotes both fighters but, obviously, it benefits him more if Pacquiao wins so they’re going to favor him."



    Arum responded to OScar's comments with the following...

    “Is that little (expletive) crazy? Who writes this (expletive) for him? I’m absolutely outraged. He can pick whoever he wants to pick to win the fight and he can say whatever he wants to say about me, but to write that I arranged to have the ring made bigger to favor anyone is a complete (expletive) lie and is just not true. For as long as I can remember, the rings in Nevada have been 20 feet by 20 feet and I didn’t do (an expletive) thing about changing it.”

    Keith Kizer, the executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission, confirmed that Arum is correct.

    “Mr. Arum absolutely did not ask for a different ring size,” Kizer said. “We haven’t been asked that in a long time. As you know, our standard ring is 20-by-20 and no fighter, no promoter, nobody, has asked for a different size in quite some time. The size of the ring on Nov. 14 will be 20-by-20, like it always is.”
     
  2. BlueApollo

    BlueApollo Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I wonder is Oscar ever going to live down the Pacquiao fight?
     
  3. Broxi

    Broxi Me Whee! Full Member

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    I'm just glad someone pissed Arum off, whether it was true or not.
     
  4. Lights_Out

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    What's funny is that they remove that part from the website. I guessed you can do that when you own the site/magazine.

    "The portion of De La Hoya's blog in question was removed in light of the standard ring size."


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  5. BlueApollo

    BlueApollo Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    More like get that off the site before Arum sues his golden ass for libel and wins.
     
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  6. PH|LLA

    PH|LLA Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    juanitoboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  8. bachatu

    bachatu Pro Full Member

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    damn thats crazy... lol, Oscar taking cheap shots at Arum. Is Golden Boy thinking of perhaps stealing Cotto from Arum once his contract expires? ...he seems to be very pro Cotto or just very anti Arum since we know it would benefit Arum for Manny to win.
     
  9. Kush

    Kush Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Oscar sounds jealous
     
  10. mking

    mking Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Oscar is just jealous he doesnt have any part to do with this fight! Plus he knows this is gonna be more action than PBF vs. JMM
     
  11. thewinfella

    thewinfella The Golden Boy Full Member

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    I think Arum finds it hard to swallow that ODLH , is the major force he actually is promoter wise !!!!!!

    And i love hearing people slag Arum off cause the guy is a joke !!!!!!
     
  12. PowerPuncher

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    Is this the same Oscar who demanded a small ring against Mayweather and a larger 1 against Hopkins?
     
  13. mking

    mking Boxing Addict Full Member

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    At least Arum is giving us some good fights! Marg vs Cotto, Pac vs Cotto, too bad Pavlik couldnt go through with Williams. The last Golden Girl promoted fights sucked ass.
     
  14. Babality

    Babality KTFO!!!!!!! Full Member

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    Osca is bitter ever since a midget beat his ass.
     
  15. BlueApollo

    BlueApollo Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Truth. Manny crawled up his ass and took his soul.
     
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