By Robert Morales - Golden Boy Promotions has a dilemma. On one hand, it wants to continue to help Floyd Mayweather Jr. promote his fights, which is a no-brainer. On the other hand, Oscar De La Hoya's company can't just cater to Mayweather, especially when it actually promotes - by contract - his opponent.
In this case, that will be Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on Sept. 14 in a junior middleweight title-unification fight at MGM Grand in Las Vegas (on Showtime pay-per-view). No, Golden Boy must make sure both parties are happy. So De La Hoya basically takes the side of Alvarez, while CEO Richard Schaefer seems assigned the task of singing Mayweather's praises.
De La Hoya told BoxingScene.com just the other day that he believes Mayweather's insecurties are showing because he asked for - and received - a catch-weight of 152 pounds for this fight. That's two under the limit, the idea obviously being that if Alvarez has to make 152, he might not be able to get back up over 170 by fight-time. [Click Here To Read More