De la Hoya: I feel sorry for you, Manny

Posted at 01/19/12 4:44 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Retired boxer-turned promoter Oscar de la Hoya claimed he feels pity for his former tormentor Manny Pacquiao.

De la Hoya said through Twitter that he may have lost to Pacquiao during their Dream Match in 2008, but feels sorry for the Filipino champion.

“Manny, yes you beat me but i really feel sorry for you. I wish you all the best in your career and life in general,” he said.

The boxing great seem to allude to Pacquiao’s failure to get the May 5 bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Pacquiao has already announced he wants Mayweather provided he gets an equal share in fight revenues.

However, Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum reasoned that the fight won’t be possible until late May, citing the need to construct a temporary stadium.

Arum said that if the fight doesn't happen in late May, then it would probably take place sometime in November.

De la Hoya later tweeted that Arum isn’t making real effort to arrange the super fight.

De la Hoya is the president of Golden Boy Promotions, which handles Mayweather’s bouts.

“Good night. By the way bob hasn't called,” he said.

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