August 14, 2008
Negotiations appear to be breaking down for a potential Oscar De La Hoya-Manny Pacquiao fight on Dec. 6. Golden Boy Promotions is offering a 70-30 revenue split while Pacman's promoter Top Rank is looking for 60-40. Unfortunately for Camp Pacman, a precedent was set when Floyd Mayweather accepted the 70-30 split for his superfight against De La Hoya.
De La Hoya also told ESPNRadio1100 that a fight against Antonio Margarito is not a possibility. Oscar said that out of respect for Paul Williams, Margarito must defeat Williams, before he would consider taking on the 'Tijuana Tornado.' Williams beat Margarito (116-112, 115-113 & 115-113) back in July of 2007.
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Top Rank is also showing that it believes that there is no shot for a De La Hoya-Margarito fight with its talks of a Joshua Clottey-Margarito fight for Nov. 11 at Dodger Stadium.