In boxing these days, Twitter is everyone's go-to tool of choice. It's used for making fights, unleashing a torrent of rumors, trash talking and just about anything else that you can imagine. The latest Tweeting tussle has been between Oscar De La Hoya (a frequent boxing Twitter instigator it seems) and Nonito Donaire in regards to potentially making a fight against Abner Mares.
De La Hoya began things by sending out this message: "@GoldenBoyBoxing will pay bob arum 3 million dollars so we can make @abnermares00 vs Donaire"
This was after Richard Schaefer mentioned the $3 million offer in an interview earlier in the week.
Donaire basically responded by saying he's waiting for the contract to be sent in writing, send it over and let's see. He then reTweeted a legion of his fans talking about how the offer was bogus, and how he'd destroy Abner Mares, and on down the line.
A lot of messages got deleted and people started backtracking a bit. Arum was interviewed and called the offer bullshit.
De La Hoya finally closed things off by saying, "Lets see what excuse bob arum will come up with now. I'm sure Nonito will agree that 3 million is a lot of mula."
This is one of those situations where apparently everyone is on board to make the fight. The fighters have been calling for, and each promoter has said he would make the fight. But yet, here we are, and it doesn't seem like we're actually any closer to seeing it.
Meanwhile, Donaire was tentatively supposed to face Guillermo Rigondeaux in April, and it's unsure if that fight will get the official green light, if we'll see Donaire vs. Mares, or what.
I guess we'll just have to wait and see. We can only hope that the latest Twitter firestorm actually produces something that all fight fans would like to see, and what remains as perhaps the best fight to make in all of boxing.