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De La Hoya Sees Bigger PPV Numbers For Canelo-Lara

By Miguel Rivera

Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya expects better numbers for Saul "Canelo" Alvarez's second pay-per-view fight as an A-side headliner. Back in March, Canelo returned after his decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr., and stopped Alfredo Angulo. The Showtime Pay-Per-View generated 350,000 buys, which Golden Boy and Showtime saw as a very successful number.

On July 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Canelo will headline another Showtime Pay-Per-View, against WBA 'regular' champion Erislandy Lara.

"It's very interesting, because you have to take into account that [his fight with Angulo] was the first fight where he was the star attraction on pay-per-view and sold that many houses, it was awesome. I remember my first fight as a headliner on pay-per-view, I reached 250,000 homes, which made what Canelo did amazing - because it was against a fighter that lost to Lara and obviously this time we expect more homes," said De La Hoya told Carlos Narvaez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by The Big Dunn on 06-30-2014

[QUOTE=Deevel916;14711659]This isnt a ppv worthy fight in my opinion. Its a bad style matchup and Lara will more than likely stink the place out with his failure to engage. I'm not buying it. My prediction is that it does around…

Comment by Bardock on 06-30-2014

[QUOTE=damit305;14711237]These can still happen![/QUOTE] LOL not on one card though, you think rigo goes to golden boy or al haymon?

Comment by goldenbear on 06-30-2014

I will wait till next week to see the fight cus GBP jipped us on the Angulo Canelo fight that was obviously a thrown fight. Canelo will be banned for quite some time till I'm sure the cash cow cinammon…

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 06-30-2014

[QUOTE=smoothsmg;14711655]Yeah the replies I am seeing on here are pretty amazing. This is a fight that us real boxing fans should be telling casuals about. This is the fight of the two best fighters in the division and its like…

Comment by Deevel916 on 06-30-2014

This isnt a ppv worthy fight in my opinion. Its a bad style matchup and Lara will more than likely stink the place out with his failure to engage. I'm not buying it. My prediction is that it does around…

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