Last weekend Oscar De La Hoya showed his face in public at a sporting event for the first time since he had it pounded in by Manny Pacquiao in December. Of course, it wasn’t where most people would have figured Oscar would show up. Considering that his good friend and business partner Shane Mosley was fighting Antonio Margarito for the welterweight title in Los Angeles, you would have thought Oscar would be in attendance to show his support.
Instead, De La Hoya was down the street in Anaheim attending Affliction: Day of Reckoning, where Fedor Emelianenko was knocking out Andrei Arlovski in the first round as he continued his “Knock Out All The Former UFC Heavyweight Champions Tour.” But why was De La Hoya at the Affliction show instead of supporting his good friend Mosley? Well, if you were to ask Larry Merchant it’s because Affliction was paying Oscar $5 million to be there.