Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions has filed a cease-and-desist letter against Floyd Mayweather, accusing him of tampering with Ryan Garcia.
Garcia boasts a record of 17-0, including 14 knockouts, and he’s gunning for a showdown against Mayweather-promoted boxer, Gervonta Davis. In fact, Garcia skipped out on a recent Golden Boy card to watch Davis’ first-round TKO of Hugo Ruiz on February 9.
Mayweather, who thinks Garcia would lose to Davis and has therefore refused to set up a Gardia-Davis fight, recently offered him $200,000 to fight Davis’ sparring parnter Rolando Romero, instead. Garcia has demanded a $1 million prize if he’s able to knock out Romero.
“On the Floyd situation, you have always been the biggest mouth in the room,” Garcia said, per TMZ Sports. “…talk is real, real cheap!!!!
“No more talk… actions speak louder than words I will fight your fighter but I’m going to need 1m if I knock him out and I’ll take that 200k to beat him.”
De La Hoya tweeted any fight between Romero and Garcia would be unfair.
“Ryan Garcia is a 15x national champion fighter,” De La Hoya tweeted. “To put him in the ring against a six-rounder like Rolly would be like putting a MLB pitcher up against a high schooler. Not fair. If Floyd wants to make a fight happen, all he has to do is call me and we’ll put together a fair fight.”