Canelo Could Headline in Mexico in 2019, Says De La Hoya

By Miguel Rivera

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya is determined to stage an event in Mexico, with Canelo Alvarez headlining a card at Estadio Azteca in 2019.

At the start of the year, De La Hoya plans to sit down with Mexican authorities and venue officials, for a possible December event.

Canelo made his East Coast debut on Saturday night, where he demolished Rocky Fielding to capture the WBA "regular" super middleweight title at New York's Madison Square Garden.


Canelo is now scheduled to return on May 4th in Las Vegas, as part of Cinco De Mayo weekend.

And then he intends to fight in September, for Mexican Independence Day weekend.

De La Hoya loves the idea of ending the year with Canelo making his big return to Mexico in a stadium fight.

"The truth is it's music for my ears, the Estadio Azteca and Canelo Alvarez, it sounds nice. It sounds nice and now it can be made a reality, with DAZN, with this new digital platform, it can become a reality," said De La Hoya to ESPN Deportes.

"We are going to talk about it after this fight. After the festivities and everything we are going to talk to the Mexican government, with (Emilio) Azcárraga so that this great fight takes place in the Azteca Stadium."

Mexican promoter Oswaldo Küchle said talks have already begun with Canelo's promoter to make it viable.

On the subject of fighting at the Azteca in 2019, Canelo was cautious, but said he was proud to fight in Mexico.

"I really do not know how things stand. But as I said, for me it's always an honor to fight in Mexico. I'm proud to fight in my country, anywhere, be it the Azteca Stadium, any other place, for me to fight in Mexico is an honor, it's pride, it makes me feel very proud," Canelo said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Johnny_Roa on 12-17-2018

[QUOTE=SniXSniPe;19363289]I realize this was a long time ago, but last time he fought in Mexico I think they were giving 3 tickets away for every one that you purchased. At least, that's what somebody was saying to me. It might…

Comment by alexjust on 12-17-2018

If anyone with the belt wants to fight Canelo in Mexico I think it would be fair to say they are there to sell the belt. It must be almost a miracle to win against Canelo in Vegas on points,…

Comment by BigStomps on 12-17-2018

[QUOTE=rolshans;19363260]Right. I definitely prefer Canelo taking showcase fights in December rather than him sitting out that month completely.[/QUOTE] Exactly my point

Comment by RJJ-94-02=GOAT on 12-17-2018

[QUOTE=ralex;19363228]Canelo would thrash that guy, that would be an ugly fight for Jaime[/QUOTE] Canelo wins comfortably, I was referring to a possible scenario of two Mexicans headlining Azteca Stadium

Comment by Big dawg lani on 12-17-2018

I can’t lie Nelo might F around and put 120,000 plus in that arena. That would be epic

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