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De La Hoya Warns: Canelo Won't Be Guerrero on Sept. 14

By Edward Chaykovsky

Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya is warning experts that Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26KOs) looked very impressive on May 4th because Robert Guerrero had the wrong game plan and fought flat-footed for twelve rounds, and that allowed Mayweather to stay on his toes and move in and out. De La Hoya expects Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (42-0-1, 30KOs) to provide a much tougher challenge on September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

"I was impressed with his footwork against Guerrero, but then again he fought Guerrero. But Guerrero fought the wrong fight with no game plan and that's the truth. Guerrero is one of the best fighters that I've seen in the last few years but he fought with the wrong game plan. And that's what I mean when I say 'he fought Guerrero' - a flat-footed Guerrero. Anybody could have outboxed Guerrero that night. But I know why he looked good, because Floyd Sr. was back in his corner and Floyd Sr. makes him work hard and get in great shape," De La Hoya said.

"But being in great shape and working out is not going to help you out against Canelo, who is young and strong and fast and in the fight of his life." 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 09-02-2013

[QUOTE=ThatDude44;13704142]And Mayweather " ain't no ****ing sparring partner"! I loved that line, Floyd shut that **** down really quick!!![/QUOTE]Loved an obvious, uncreative response?

Comment by ThatDude44 on 09-02-2013

[QUOTE=ojack35;13704285]Oscar is just the public face of Golden Boy..Richard Schaffer has the REAL power[/QUOTE] Like Dr. Dre an Beats.

Comment by ojack35 on 09-02-2013

[QUOTE=batista84;13702603]C'mon guys, he's supposed to promote this fight and make it an exiting and a competitive one, what is he supposed to do?, say that Canelo has virtually no chance, so ppv's buy rete drop?, if anything, give props to…

Comment by A-Wolf on 09-02-2013

Oscar is the worst hypeman. He's great if you just starting paying attention.

Comment by ThatDude44 on 09-02-2013

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;13702999]As for keepin it real, yes Canelo fought many tin cans on the way to this point, but anyone who says Floydie hasn't cherry picked in recent years is daff. Guerrero? JMM, the little JMM? Oscar and Mosley after they'd…

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