SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Oscar De La Hoya wants double the proposed $15 million purse to get into the ring with Felix Trinidad, according to a local newspaper.
"Oscar not only has not signed the contract but also will not accept the offered purse of $15 million to fight Trinidad," the newspaper El Mundo quoted Roberto Alcazar, De La Hoya's trainer, in a telephone interview from Los Angeles.
Alcazar said De La Hoya, the World Boxing Council welterweight champion, was discussing getting double that amount with his promoter, Bob Arum.
Arum, who is on vacation in Mexico, was not available for comment but a spokesman said he was not aware of any developments in negotiations.
The $15 million figure came from Arum, who is arranging the Sept. 18 Las Vegas bout against the International Boxing Federation champion.