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Max: Oscar's future fights affect everyone

Updated: October 15, 2002, 1:41 PM ET
By Max Kellerman | Special to ESPN.com

You have to respect Vernon Forrest's intelligence. He is matching wits with Bob Arum. Arum is a confessed liar and payer of illegal sanctioning fees, and he has been called many bad things. But I have never heard anyone call him stupid. After Don King, Arum has been boxing's most powerful promoter over the last three decades largely because he is very smart.

So here is Arum saying that it does not make sense to put Oscar De La Hoya in the ring with Forrest until the welterweight champion ...

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