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 Last update:  4/6/2013       Read more by Jhonny Gonzalez         
   
De La Hoya: I Applaud Canelo, Mayweather Sees Danger
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By Jhonny Gonzalez

Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya fully supports WBC 154-pound champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, who rejected the opportunity to fight on the May 4th Floyd Mayweather-Robert Guerrero undercard in Las Vegas, and instead reached an agreement to face WBA champion Austin Trout on April 20th. Canelo was going to be the Showtime pay-per-view co-feature, but walked away from the show after Mayweather refused to sign a contract that guarenteed Canelo a showdown in September.

Canelo will now face Trout in the main event of a big card at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. At least 40,000 fans are expected at the show.

"I applaud him. This decision was not easy, but it was the right decision. The fact that Mayweather did not want to sign a contract to face the Canelo in September - I think I would have done the same thing and made my own event to show the public and Mayweather that 'I do not need you.' It was the right decision," De La Hoya told ESPN. "Mayweather, he knows [Canelo is] a dangerous fight."

Tags: Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Saul Alvarez , Oscar De La Hoya



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comment by jbpanama, on 04-07-2013
[QUOTE=littlemac]What happen with you saying Flodie was ducking Guerrero:D http://i45.tinypic.com/5fgeww.jpg[/QUOTE] What happened to, Your Next Manny? The Cinnamon Bun knew ROIDWEATHER, was PIMPING Him, and said, NO Mas!!!

comment by flint, on 04-07-2013
[QUOTE=PAC-BOY]Mayweather ducking a fight...no surprise there![/QUOTE] pacquiao forgot to duck and got put to sleep. since he's one dimensional. no surprise there.

comment by littlemac, on 04-07-2013
[QUOTE=PAC-BOY]Mayweather ducking a fight...no surprise there![/QUOTE] What happen with you saying Flodie was ducking Guerrero:D http://i45.tinypic.com/5fgeww.jpg

comment by littlemac, on 04-07-2013
Didn't Oscar say the same thing about Ortiz:rofl:

comment by PAC-BOY, on 04-07-2013
[QUOTE=ThatDude44]The Mexican supporting the Mexican, no surprise here.[/QUOTE] Mayweather ducking a fight...no surprise there!

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