December 1, 2000 |
A hearing involving lawyers representing former welterweight champion Oscar De La Hoya and his promoter, Bob Arum, ended without a resolution of the legal deadlock that is keeping De La Hoya out of the ring. The fighter is suing Arum to terminate their contract. De La Hoya's side had been asking for a summary judgment in the case. Instead, Judge Matt Byrne instructed the sides to return to his courtroom the week of Dec.
September 27, 2000 |
Promoter Bob Arum will file a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court today against Univision Sports and its CEO, Jerry Perenchio, charging both with interfering with his promotional contract with former welterweight champion Oscar De La Hoya. Arum's action comes in the wake of the announcement that De La Hoya has hired Perenchio to be his new promoter after suing Arum last month to end their ties.
August 30, 2000 |
For eight years, welterweight Oscar De La Hoya and promoter Bob Arum have enjoyed the most lucrative relationship outside the heavyweight division in boxing history. But Tuesday, De La Hoya struck the legal blow he hopes will forever shatter that relationship, suing Arum in U.S. District Court, claiming the contract between the two is unenforceable.
September 3, 1996 |
Middleweight David Reid, the only American fighter to win a gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games, has turned his back on several established boxing organizations to sign his first professional contract with a new group. According to a source close to the negotiations, Reid has agreed to a multiyear contract with Amerika presents, a group headed by former Ten Goose Boxing promoter Dan Goossen and former broadcasting executive Mat Tinley.
July 27, 1996 |
What's next for Fernando Vargas? Suddenly, the 18-year-old welterweight, who had assumed he would vault into the professional ranks after Olympic triumph, is a slightly less than golden free agent. Vargas, from Oxnard, has been associated both with the Shelly Finkel-Duva family alliance and with Stanley Levin, who manages Roy Jones Jr., and said Thursday afternoon that he will decide with whom to sign in a matter of days or weeks.
September 30, 1995 |
One of the United States' most promising hopes for a boxing gold medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics, light-welterweight Fernando Vargas of Oxnard, might have jeopardized his amateur status by agreeing to a contract with the sports agent accused of giving money to three USC football players.