OSCAR DE LA HOYA TO LOSE GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS?
OSCAR DE LA HOYA EMPIRE TO IMPLODE?
San Francisco, CA- When you rely on an underling to build your empire, there’s comes a time when the subordinate wants to become the boss. (Ask LBJ). It could be called the beginning of a palace coup. This is what I think is going on with Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer. Former boxer, drag queen and excellent recording artist Oscar De La Hoya may be the name and money behind Golden Boy Promotions, but he is NOT the brain that runs the operations as former Swiss banker Richard Schaefer is.
OSCAR IN DRAG & SCHAEFER RAN GOLDEN BOY
You see while Oscar was trying to sniff up all the cocaine in Colombia, Richard was running everything and this was before advice nurse Al Haymon came into the Golden Boy picture. Word has it that “Big Al’s” boys are not signed to Golden Boy and that the nondescript Haymon would team with Schaefer and bring his stable of talent to a company he and Schaefer would form to fight on Showtime.
OSCAR RUNS TO ARUM FOR ADVICE!
De La Hoya, in a sign of desperation visited Top Rank skipper Bob Arum this week. The feelings were that it was because De La Hoya wants to work with Top Rank, thus ending boxing’s cold war among today’s promoters. Truth be told, De La Hoya was probably seeking some advice on how to save his company. Because Haymon and his crew are with Showtime, Arum has his fights on HBO, This cold war we’ve been talking about is really a skirmish between TV networks.
COURT BATTLES BRING OUT “FREAKY” STUFF
Can you imagine the number of cans (scandals) Schaefer could tie to Oscar De La Hoya’s tail?
OSCAR CANNOT LOSE EVERYTHING
Schaefer is so smart, slick, call him what you want, overly competent, that I’m sure that with Al Haymon the pair could take a lot of fighters, The name, Golden Boy Promotions. Oscar should at least be able to keep the name. Oscar said over the weekend that Schaefer and he were going to talk things over. From Schaefer’s side of apparent strength, he sounds like he’s about to bust a move! To that Oscar told Tim Dahlberg of the Associated Press Saturday. “The way I found Richard, the way I did that, I can do it again,” he said. “It’s no problem for me.”
Sound like they’re getting back together to you?