Oscar De La Hoya makes public offer to Deontay Wilder
Golden Boy’s Oscar De La Hoya has offered to re-sign Deontay Wilder after the WBC heavyweight improved his standing on the world stage considerably at the weekend.
Wilder blasted out Luis Ortiz in the tenth round despite almost being stopped in the seventh session to retain his green and gold belt for a seventh time.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ is now in line for a massive payday in a huge undisputed unification with the winner of Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker and De La Hoya wants to be the driving force behind Wilder again.
Wilder left Golden Boy for Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions once the company was formed as the American was already tied to the understated Floyd Mayweather advisor.
Since then, Wilder has gone from strength-to-strength without the platform of Pay-Per-View and De La Hoya has promised to do similar for the 32 year-old to what he’s done for Canelo Alvarez’s profile.
(Deontay Wilder) congratulations on such a great accomplishment when everyone doubted you, hit me up when you wanna make real money and have someone who will promote you to be a PPV star,” said De La Hoya, who recently announced Canelo would face Gennady Golovkin in a PPV rematch on May 5.
To De La Hoya’s credit, Canelo is one of the biggest earners in the sport, whilst Wilder made $2.1 million for his victory over Cuban Ortiz at Barclays Center.
The public move, stated on social media, won’t go down well with Lou DiBella though, as the DiBella Entertainment chief is currently representing Wilder.
Moving to 40-0 in New York, Wilder is now closer than ever to Joshua’s standing as the main man in the division and DiBella is ready to negotiate a super-deal with the Briton’s promoter Eddie Hearn.