Boxing’s Golden Boy, Oscar De La Hoya, wants to jump on the Los Angeles Clippers bandwagon.
De La Hoya, founder and president of the promotional company that bears his famous nickname, said Tuesday he would be very interested in going in with pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather and purchasing the Los Angeles Clippers from Donald Sterling, the Clippers owners who has been banned for life and fined $2.5 million for racist remarks.
Mayweather told reporters Tuesday he was interested in buying the Clippers with a group of investors.
“When it comes to business, what better than two minorities? The commissioner wanted to see more minority ownership in the NBA,” De La Hoya said. “If he wants more minorities involved in the NBA, what better than me and Floyd to be part of a potential ownership group?
“I love Los Angeles and I am the face of Los Angeles, and what’s better than to be part of that ownership group of the Los Angeles Clippers. Los Angeles is my home. I was born and raised here and it would be an honor to be part of the ownership group.”
De La Hoya is already involved in owning a sports franchise. He and financial mogul Phil Anschutz are partners in the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer. “I have a substantial piece of the Dynamo, and a substantial piece, a majority ownership in Golden Boy,” De La Hoya said. “It would be a perfect trifecta to be involved with the Clippers.
“I love sports, and soccer, boxing and basketball are my three passions.”