By Ryan Burton
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV - BoxingScene.com caught up with Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya earlier today to get his take on the success that the Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara Showtime pay-per-view event is having at the box office. Various sources have informed BoxingScene.com that ticket sales have been strong and that between 11,000-12,000 seats had been sold as of this morning.
Fans have been clamoring for this showdown for over a year and De La Hoya said that he fully expects the event to sellout. He said that when you combine Canelo's star power with a dangerous rival like Lara, and an undercard that features fighters such as Abner Mares and Juan Manuel Lopez, you have the formula for a successful event.
"We expect a sellout. We think that this will sell out today. We feel that with Canelo, with Lara and Abner Mares - the whole undercard is unbelievable. The star power that Canelo Alvarez has is amazing. The fans know they are getting an exciting fight," De La Hoya told BoxingScene.com.
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Tags: Saul Alvarez , Erislandy Lara , Oscar De La Hoya , Canelo-Lara , Canelo vs. Lara