Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions sent a cease-and-desist letter to Floyd Mayweather Jr., according to the Los Angeles Times, following Mayweather’s offer of $200,000 to super featherweight Ryan Garcia
Golden Boy’s Garcia and Mayweather Promotions fighter Rolando Romero have been trading barbs for months. In a TMZ Sports video published Feb. 17, Mayweather challenged Garcia to step up, offering $200,000 if he can defeat fellow undefeated fighter Romero.
“Ryan Garcia says he wants to fight ‘Tank,'” Mayweather said in the video. “… Well, I’m putting up the money right now.”
According to the Times, Golden Boy Promotions filed the cease-and-desist based on the belief that Mayweather was tampering with Garcia.
The 20-year-old Garcia (17-0, 14 KOs) is scheduled to fight Jose Lopez (20-3-1) on March 30th at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California.
Romero (7-0), 23, is scheduled to face a fighter to be determined on March 9 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Garcia told TMZ that he would want $1 million if he were to knock out Romero.
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