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Thread: Floyd Takes Swipe At Oscar, Says He Thinks of GB As Richard Schaefers' Company

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    Floyd Takes Swipe At Oscar, Says He Thinks of GB As Richard Schaefers' Company

    I thought it interesting that Golden Boy boss Oscar De La Hoya was NOT present for the hype kickoff for the Sept. 13 Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana rematch today in NYC.
    Word was that Oscar was on a family vacay, long ago planned. Hmm. OK, I try not to be a cynic, despite being in the business and hell, in life, long enough for that to be difficult.
    Eric Gomez, GBP matchmaker, was the face of GBP at the NYC presser, for the record. Probably best, because doubtless Oscar would not have been overjoyed to hear Floyd say, when asked how his relationship is with Golden Boy Promotions, in this Tha Boxing Voice video, "It's all about Mayweather Promotions. There's only one guy that I know, and his name is Richard Schaefer, and he's done a helluva job with that company. Richard Schaefer built that company from the ground up. Day in and day out, working with those fighters, it's safe to say, I like to call it "Richard Schaefer's Promotions."
    Fighting words, I venture to say. But where in the world is Oscar, to have his say, offer a counter, if he wishes. pre-planned vacay, my friends...

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    Re: Floyd Takes Swipe At Oscar, Says He Thinks of GB As Richard Schaefers' Company

    This sucks but I hope it's just media hype by Floyd . Because this can lead to less of a chance of exciting bouts happening between fighters under different promotions.
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    Re: Floyd Takes Swipe At Oscar, Says He Thinks of GB As Richard Schaefers' Company

    Wary of not stepping on each others toe's? Oscar is but Floyd is stomping everywhere trying to prick Goldenboy.. He should have been at the presser at it may have irked Floyd who saw it as a snub. It's not like this isn't one of the biggest, if not the biggest, fight on the calendar..

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    Re: Floyd Takes Swipe At Oscar, Says He Thinks of GB As Richard Schaefers' Company

    Quote Originally Posted by Skibbz View Post
    Wary of not stepping on each others toe's? Oscar is but Floyd is stomping everywhere trying to prick Goldenboy.. He should have been at the presser at it may have irked Floyd who saw it as a snub. It's not like this isn't one of the biggest, if not the biggest, fight on the calendar..
    That could be what it was. Because last time interview I saw Floyd in he wished Oscar the best but the one before that he was talkin' sheeyt. lol.. Anyway, I wonder if Floyd will fight Goldenboy fighters not advised by Al haymon? or is that just too much speculation?

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    Re: Floyd Takes Swipe At Oscar, Says He Thinks of GB As Richard Schaefers' Company

    Oscar may have already countered by potentially sliding Canelo into slots next to Floyd's PPV dates in 2015.
    Honestly Oscar doesn't even need Canelo he could have teamed up with Arum to put together some entertaining bouts between a few Hispanic high profile fighters in May and September to suck the interest and revenue out of a Floyd Mayweather card.

    Floyd my not have anticipated whats coming next.....Now there is more competition than ever between promoters.

    If Floyd isn't fighting a Golden boy promoted fighter or someone with as much clout as Miguel Cotto then he will not be happy with the PPV results.

    This is good news for the fans because it forces Mayweather to reach for the most interesting fights to counter this move....

    I'm really not a person to really expound about the business of boxing.... I'd prefer that aspect of boxing to be transparent to its core audience.... But it seems like we are being dragged into the debate.

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    Re: Floyd Takes Swipe At Oscar, Says He Thinks of GB As Richard Schaefers' Company

    Floyd can think whatever he wants but GBP is Oscar's company and Lil Floyd is doing business with the company after he said he wouldn't .

    Oscar is smart for staying away from the press conferences . Oscar would get more cheers from the fans and Floyd would be upset.

    Floyd sounds boring at these press conferences. He may be the current Top Boxer but he falls way short on sounding entertaining. Maidana is entertaining to listen too even if translated.

    Floyd " Bet your purse. I just pulled his Ho card. L talk about this bum"

    MM " We can bet for whatever. It doesn't really matter to me. Will he allow me to use my gloves?"

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    Re: Floyd Takes Swipe At Oscar, Says He Thinks of GB As Richard Schaefers' Company

    In reality what is it to Money May who built Golden Boy? Oscar or Richard. Floyd will continue to take swipes at Oscar, don't understand his logic, what is the purpose? seems like he want to see Oscar fail. Floyd was making announcements just about daily the week before the Canelo fight. the one feared of being isolated here is Money May. He needs to keep on doing buisness as normal with Golden Boy from a business point. as we see Floyd promotional team plans are huge, built his empire ala Oscar del hoya way, isolate DLH and put him out of buisness, very ambition plan from Ellerbe/ Floyd and team. they can do it, it's not easy as it looks.

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    Re: Floyd Takes Swipe At Oscar, Says He Thinks of GB As Richard Schaefers' Company

    Quote Originally Posted by deepwater2 View Post
    Floyd can think whatever he wants but GBP is Oscar's company and Lil Floyd is doing business with the company after he said he wouldn't .

    Oscar is smart for staying away from the press conferences . Oscar would get more cheers from the fans and Floyd would be upset.

    Floyd sounds boring at these press conferences. He may be the current Top Boxer but he falls way short on sounding entertaining. Maidana is entertaining to listen too even if translated.

    Floyd " Bet your purse. I just pulled his Ho card. L talk about this bum"

    MM " We can bet for whatever. It doesn't really matter to me. Will he allow me to use my gloves?"

    I saw things a bit differently Deep.
    Hope you don't mind if I give a slightly different point of view.

    I thought Floyd did a Stellar job. His 20 years of experience in front of friendly and hostile crowds has given him the ability to duck rotten tomatoes as easily as he slips a lazy jab. Floyd can pump them up and he can cool them off... With equal expertise.

    Mayweather doesn't just try to force his words over the mic by turning up the volume like the defensive Ellerbe does. The crowd gave Ellerbe a difficult time and he didn't seem to have a clue about how to handle a semi-hostile, pro-Medina crowd.

    Floyd on the other hand is adept at playing the press and a rowdy disagreeable audience like a used violin.

    When they booed and the crowd got disorderly Floyd just shuts up and let's them vent. Later he chimed in "this is the Floyd Mayweather show.... I have all the time in the world"

    When Maidana's crowd started singing....Floyd used the most common and powerful customer service tool in existence... He acknowledged the song first......and then he signalled to his supportors to chant the money team mantra " hard work,....dedication" ...." Hard work is what?....Easy Work!!"

    Now both groups are having fun trying to outchant each other.

    Floyd goes into his bad boy routine and writes an IOU on a piece of paper and gives it to Garcia to give to Maidana. "I'll bet you your entire prize money amount that I'll beat you... Sign it"
    Maidana declines and the pro Mayweather crowd goes wild.

    At this point the crowd is into it and having fun ....he makes it look easy.

    Floyd knows how to work a crowd .........all this with no profanity used.

    And Maidana gets in few good ones as well......Were you there live ??? Anyone....... I saw the video.
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    Re: Floyd Takes Swipe At Oscar, Says He Thinks of GB As Richard Schaefers' Company

    So true, gentlemen. All of the bad-mouthing and foot-stomping is being done by bad-boy $$$May, who bashes Oscar at every turn, every stop and every press cdonference. Anything coming from Oscar is laid-back and professional.

    But then, that's $$$May.

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    Re: Floyd Takes Swipe At Oscar, Says He Thinks of GB As Richard Schaefers' Company

    I always respect your opinion Brownsugar whether we agree or not. I just think Floyd's heel routine is boring at this point. Nothing original.

    Just heard Floyd compare MM's gloves to the Resto and Margocheato episodes all while dragging Top Rank into it. MM is not a TR fighter and the NSAC approved Chino's gloves.

    So basically Floyd is saying the NSAC approved gloves with no padding. Floyd won't be sanctioned or reprimanded for saying that either, even though it is damaging to the NSAC's credibility.

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