Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

De La Hoya Denies Rumor of Facing Canelo-Mosley Winner

By Keith Idec

Oscar De La Hoya dismissed rumors of a comeback during a press conference today in Las Vegas to promote the Saul Alvarez-Shane Mosley 154-pound title fight Saturday night.

Without prompting, “The Golden Boy” said he would not consider fighting the winner between the 21-year-old Alvarez (39-0-1, 29 KOs), whom De La Hoya’s company promotes, and the 40-year-old Mosley (46-7-1, 39 KOs, 1 NC), to whom De La Hoya has lost twice.

“The rumors that have been circulating, I’ve been hearing, it’s just rumors, that I’ll be fighting the winner of this fight,” De La Hoya said. “That’s not true. These guys are too difficult for me. This guy here on my left [Mosley] beat me twice already and this guy [Alvarez], I don’t even want to think of facing him.”

De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions has been grooming Alvarez, already a big star in Mexico, as boxing’s next superstar in the United States. He joked later in the press conference that he knew “it was over” for him when he exited a limo with Alvarez in Mexico recently and Alvarez attracted all the attention from fans, leaving De La Hoya standing basically by himself.

The 39-year-old De La Hoya hasn’t fought since Manny Pacquiao dominated him in stunning fashion nearly 3½ years ago in a welterweight fight De La Hoya was heavily favored to win because of his size advantage. De La Hoya (39-6, 30 KOs) retired after that fight, having won world titles in six weight classes and as the biggest non-heavyweight pay-per-view draw in boxing history.

His May 2007 fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26 KOs), who’ll face Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30 KOs) in the main event Saturday night at MGM Grand, remains the most successful pay-per-view event in the history of the sport (2.45 million buys).

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Carlos Alberto on 05-04-2012

[QUOTE=Babalu11;12077217]De la Hoya won that 2nd fight IMO. Plus Mosley was on PEDs, dont know why Oscar never tried to change it to a No Contest.[/QUOTE] I think Oscar is gonna appeal to get that changed to a NC, but…

Comment by Babalu11 on 05-04-2012

De la Hoya won that 2nd fight IMO. Plus Mosley was on PEDs, dont know why Oscar never tried to change it to a No Contest.

Comment by Fighting Pride on 05-04-2012

DLH trying to make himself relevant again, since Schaefer seems to have taken more of a lead role in the promotion, diminishing Oscar's role as the figurehead. Either that or he's just trying to create more hype for his hype-job.…

Comment by raf727 on 05-04-2012

[QUOTE=spoonwars;12076399]Oscar hearing rumors from who...[/QUOTE] That was my thoughts, whatever makes him happy though.

Comment by nycsmooth on 05-04-2012

all 3 are nothing now...Mosley was the best of the 3...Canelo ducks the 1's he should be fighting...any of the "famous" 3 vs Lara???

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Frank Bruno Gets Trainer's Licence From BBBofC Anthony Joshua vs. Carlos Takam Finalized For October 28 Daniel Jacobs vs. Luis Arias Undercard Update Daniel Jacobs HBO Special To Debut on November 4 Pulev Reportedly Injured, Anthony Joshua Fight in Jeopardy Photos: Lauren Tries To French Kiss Cecilia Braekhus at Presser Whyte: Wilder May Face Audley Harrison Again Instead of Me! Benavidez on Sparring Ramirez: It Was So Good I Could Sell Tapes Josh Warrington Aims To Land Stadium Fight With Carl Frampton Weekend Review: The Rise of Jermell Charlo Hurd's Plan: Make Mandatory Defense, Fight Lara, Then Charlo Spence: Thurman Has Been Making Excuses; I'm Waiting On Him Mayhem at 154: Post-Tripleheader Report Card Josh Taylor Believes Ricky Burns Fight is No Longer Viable Skeete: Jeff Horn Will Not Have Easy Time With Gary Corcoran Groves: Eubank Not Good Enough, His Very Best Can't Beat Me! Kessler Motivated: I'll Repay Support of Fans With a Great Victory Lemieux vs. Saunders Negotiations Going 'Well' For December 16 Morales, Klitschko, Hatton, Winky: One Hall of a Problem Mikkel Kessler Hit By Borrelia, Return Delayed Until March 2018 Thurman: Crawford Must Be Relevant Welterweight Before We Fight Joshua Warned Klitschko: Finish Me or I Knock You The F*** Out! Tony Luis Targets Top Names at 135 After Latest Win Ramirez: I Want DeMarco Rematch, Stoppage Was Way Too Early Horn's Coach: We'd Beat McGregor Better Than Mayweather Did Lara: I'm Going To Clean Out The Whole 154-Pound Division! Kovalev-Shabranskyy: WBO To Rule This Week if Title is at Stake Mares: March or April - I'm Ready For Leo Santa Cruz Rematch Hurd Surprised, Didn't Believe Trout Would Stand, Trade With Him Team Horn Will Attempt To Secure Conor McGregor Fight Next Spence Explains Turning Down Miguel Cotto Fight, Golden Boy Kevin Johnson Shocks Pianeta, Granat Update, Morell-Fornling Dillian Whyte vs. Robert Helenius Set for WBC Silver Title Photos: Erislandy Lara Dominates, Drops Terrell Gausha Groves is Confident: Eubank Jr. is Just Not Big Enough For 168! Photos: Jarrett Hurd Breaks Down, Batters, Stops Austin Trout Erislandy Lara: I'd Fight Jermell Charlo - Business is Business! Photos: Jermell Charlo Demolishes Erickson Lubin in One Photos: George Groves, Chris Eubank Jr. - Go Face To Face! Photos: Leo Santa Cruz, Abner Mares Stop Foes To Set Rematch
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement