After Showtime exited the boxing market, Al Haymon’s PBC are on the hunt for a new platform on which to put their fights.
Though a deal with Amazon Prime was initially touted, rumours of talks with DAZN have sprung up over the past couple of weeks, even though the streaming service is already in partnership with Matchroom Boxing and Golden Boy.
And Golden Boy boss Oscar De La Hoya has weighed in on the possibility sharing a home with Haymon – and had plenty to say.
In a recent interview with KO Artist Sports, De La Hoya claimed Haymon had “ruined” relationships with numerous previous broadcasters, though admitted “it would make it easier to make fights happen” if he struck a deal with DAZN.
“Imagine PBC, Eddie Hearn and Golden Boy under the same roof? Obviously it would make it easier to make fights happen.”
“But my only concern is that, if you take a look at what Al Haymon has done in the sport. He ruined the relationship with NBC, he ruined the relationship with FOX and he spent all of Showtime’s money.”
“Every network he goes to, he just ruins it, because it has to be his way or no way. So I don’t even know how DAZN would entertain something like that.”
“I’m open to it and I’m willing to work with anybody. I just want to make sure people understand what has been going on with networks – and why it’s been happening.”
There has been no official word on where PBC, whose stable includes the likes of ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Errol Spence Jr, will move to following Showtime’s exit from boxing.