Fight Hub TV correspondent Marcos Villegas interviewed Golden Boy Promotions founder and former world champion Oscar de la Hoya on Tuesday. Marcos wanted to ask Oscar what was his take on UFC on Fox and if the “Golden Boy” thought it might affect the sport of boxing.
De La Roya was the anti-Arum - all class. he prasied Dana White and the Fertitta brothers for a great job and stated that seeing a combat sport on network television is a good thing for combat sportsin general.
'First of all, I congratulate Dana White for doing an amazing job. My utmost respect to Dana White, I believe he's a brilliant guy, he's a tremendous person to have in a combat sport.
'I think they did an outstanding job in promoting the UFC, and look at where it's at now. They struck a deal with Fox, which is amazing for the UFC, for MMA, my hat's off to him.
"Boxing will be back on network television, I can feel very confident in saying that. Sooner than later, it will be back on network television. When you put good fighters together, people want to watch. And when you have any type of network behind boxing, you will create ratings. And it's a matter of when, and we're working that -- with Golden Boy Promotions, we're working on taking those next steps."
"He's been doing tremendous deals and this goes to show you that Dana White and the Fertitta brothers are brilliant. They know what they're doing, and they've obviously taken it to the next step, to the next level. And who knows where the MMA's gonna go? Sky's the limit."
"What that can do for boxing is just open doors, because it's a combat sport ... More power to him."
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