Eddie Hearn weighed in on the legal issues Ryan Garcia and Oscar de la Hoya are having and thinks that Ryan has already decided that he wants to leave Golden Boy Promotions and on top of that, already has in mind which company he wants- PBC.
Eddie Hearn believes Ryan Garcia will move to PBC
Speaking to DAZN Boxing Snow in a recent interview, the British promoter stated that he thinks De La Hoya has been preoccupied with things other than his own fighters.
“First of all, (Oscar de la Hoya) seems more concerned with me than with Ryan Garcia,” said Hearn. “Every tweet on his account is about me.”
Hearn also believes that the relationship between Garcia and De La Hoya is broken and there is no going back.
“I think one thing we know for certain is the relationship between those two has been volatile for a while. But it’s over. You don’t come back from this. You don’t come back from a public shaming on social media, from the courtroom, from legal costs. I’ve never known an instance where it’s been this deep and everyone shakes hands and just goes ‘yeh, let’s just go back to work.’ It looks messy.”
Garcia’s legal team sent Golden Boy Promotions a letter notifying various breaches of contract and summoned the company to a mediation process to resolve the differences. But Golden Boy responded by going a step further and suing Garcia’s team for breach of contract.
And Eddie Hearn thinks that this maneuver by Garcia’s legal team is because the fighter has already decided that he wants to leave Golden Boy and that he already has in mind which company he wants to belong to.
“Ryan Garcia clearly wants to leave Golden Boy Promotions. He’s gone. He’s made his move. They have made their decisions about what they want to do and it’s not Matchroom. Yes, absolutely, [it’s PBC.]”
All that being said, Hearn does not see an easy or quick end to the feud between Ryan Garcia and Golden Boy.
“Now it’s up to the courts to decide whether he is able to do that. It will be a horrific mess, it will cost people a lot of money and it might keep him out of the ring. It’s a bad look for everybody,” he added. [H/T Boxing Social]