Promoter Eddie Hearn (Matchroom Boxing) tweet puzzled colleagues from Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De La Hoya and therefore decided to address the media and comment on the progress of negotiations on the battle for the vacant title of “interim” champion WBC among lightweights Ryan Garcia (20-0, 17 KO’s) from USA and Luke Campbell (20-3, 16 KO’s) from Britain.
Promoter Garcia De La Hoya wrote on social media: “Stop saying all the f * * * ing stuff! Stop beating around the Bush! Let’s do a fight between Campbell and Garcia.”
Despite the fact that the head of Golden Boy specifically did not address anyone, Campbell’s promoter Hearn decided to respond: “I did not understand this maneuver. For my part, I did what I promised — a concrete offer. They rejected it. This is normal. They demand more money. They demand as much as I’m not ready to pay. Then everything is simple. They can also make an offer to us, because just like me, they work with DAZN streaming. That is, this fight can take place within the framework of not my show, but the show from Golden Boy.”
“We have different plans for the date of the fight,” says Hearn. — They want September or December. I didn’t plan the Campbell-Garcia fight for these months. But it’s real. Without problems. But I really don’t understand what this message from Oscar means. I’m not sure that this was an appeal to me, an attempt to put pressure on me. Otherwise, if they really want to make the fight strong-very strong and as quickly as possible, then let them make an offer to Luke themselves. As far as I understand, they still want the fight to take place in my evening. We don’t mind, because this is a fantastic match. We’ll see what happens next. After all, the promotional auction is already next week…».