Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya is standing firm that DAZN must be involved in a potential middleweight fight between WBC world champion Jermall Charlo and undefeated contender Jaime Munguia.

For weeks, the two camps were in talks and an agreement appeared to be close - with the financial terms being satisfied on both sides.

The boxers were going to collide on Showtime Pay-Per-View.

However, according to Showtime and Charlo's handlers at Premier Boxing Champions, the fight fell apart when De La Hoya's company demanded the involvement of the DAZN streaming service - for a joint pay-per-view event.

De La Hoya confirms that Charlo vs. Munguia will not happen unless DAZN is involved in the fight.

"Jaime Munguia vs. Charlo, I’d love to make that fight tomorrow. You have PBC you have [Showtime Sports head] Stephen Espinoza - who are talking out of their asses saying that we turned it down," De La Hoya told The DAZN Boxing Show.

"We didn’t turn it down. The way they turned it down themselves was that they didn’t want to include DAZN, who built Jaime Munguia. How would it be fair to exclude them from that event? This fight would have been a pay-per-view on Showtime and if we have more platforms like DAZN who are promoting the fight - fans are going to be able to have more access [and can] buy the fight on DAZN. It’s a win-win for everybody.

"If they are willing to do the split, I’m all for it. I’m a fan first. This fight would be amazing, and Charlo would get the big piece of the pie. I have no problem with that. That was negotiated. It was just a matter of DAZN participating in this big pay-per-view event, and I was not going to let my partners not participate."

Charlo has already found an alternative opponent, with a fight against Maciej Sulecki set down for June 18.