Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar De La Hoya speaks during the pre-fight press conference for the Saul Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara fight in the Hollywood Theater at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Thursday, July 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)

Another day has passed without any word of when – or even if – tickets will go on sale for the Floyd Mayeather-Manny Pacquiao fight that is scheduled for May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Hall of Famer Oscar De La Hoya, who fought Mayweather in 2007 in the top-selling pay-per-view event of all-time and whose company, Golden Boy Promotions, promoted all of Mayweather’s fights between 2007 and 2014, was asked his reaction to the fact tickets haven’t been put on sale yet. He didn’t pull any punches. He put the onus on Mayweather adviser Al Haymon and took a none-too-subtle zing at Mayweather Promotions. “We promoted Mayweather’s last 10 fights, I believe,” De La Hoya told Yahoo Sports. “The promotions all were great. Everything was smooth. We never came across any problems whatsoever. This is mind-boggling. This is shocking, but at the same time, we understand what is going on. This is the Al factor. This is what you get when you deal with Al.” In making those comments, De La Hoya strongly backed Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, who has repeatedly said Haymon is at the root of the problem. Arum recently told Yahoo Sports he believes the delay is “a ticket play” by Haymon. De La Hoya, who once was promoted by Arum, had a long-standing feud with him, which was patched up last year . Now, Haymon has become Public Enemy No. 1 with both men . “I agree 100 percent with what Arum is saying, absolutely,” De La Hoya said, without being more specific.      

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