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De La Hoya vows to end boxing's Cold War

At a recent celebrity charity event co-hosted by boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, Golden Boy Promotions Founder and President, Oscar De La Hoya, spoke to FightHype.com about his willingness to end boxing's so-called Cold War between his company and Bob Arum's Top Rank Boxing.

De La Hoya promises terrific fights with end to Cold War
Photo by Mark Davis

In the video (seen above), De La Hoya explains to Fight Hype that his initial meeting with Arum was to bury the hatchet between the two. Next, De La Hoya said he plans to sit down with Arum to see what type of fights the two could make between their respective stable of fighters.

Although having nothing to do with De La Hoya's proposed truce with Arum and Top Rank, a Golden Boy fighter will square off against a Top Rank fighter when Gary Russell Jr. (Golden Boy) faces Vasyl Lamachenko (Top Rank) for the vacant WBO featherweight title on June 21.

The Russell-Lamachenko match-up is the result of a purse bid, which Golden Boy won, due to former champ Orlando Salido being stripped of that belt because he did not make weight in his title defense against Lomachenko on March 1, a bout Salido won by split decision. Therefore, Golden Boy and Top Rank did not have to negotiate with one another to make the fight happen.