De La Hoya: All GGG Does Is Come Forward; Canelo More Skillful

By Keith Idec

Oscar De La Hoya claims Canelo Alvarez has seen the best of Gennady Golovkin.

It is Alvarez, according to his promoter, who can be better in their rematch September 15 in Las Vegas. De La Hoya stated Tuesday during a split-site press conference streamed live on Facebook that Alvarez is more motivated now that there’s so much bad blood between these middleweight rivals.

“I can assure you, it’s clear that Canelo is in a stronger state of mind,” De La Hoya said. “There’s obviously bad blood and therefore that’s why it’s gonna be an amazing fight. Look, Canelo, yes, he can box, he can move, he’s the more skillful fighter. He can do all that stuff, but he can also fight. And Triple-G hasn’t seen that. But I’ll assure you one thing – come September 15th, it’s all business. It’s all going in there and proving not to everyone who’s watching, but proving to Triple-G that he’s the better fighter.”


Mexico’s Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) and Kazakhstan’s Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) fought to controversial 12-round draw September 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Their fight was competitive, but De La Hoya is convinced Alvarez will be better conditioned and more prepared to win their rematch, which also will take place at T-Mobile Arena.

Alvarez, who’ll turn 28 on July 18, will begin training camp soon for their middleweight championship rematch. He’ll end almost exactly a one-year layoff the night he fights Golovkin again because he is still serving a six-month suspension for failing two performance-enhancing drug tests in February.

“So will Canelo be in different shape?,” De La Hoya said. “Will he be in better shape? Will he be stronger, faster? He’s gonna be all that and then some. So on our side, we strongly feel they haven’t seen Canelo the way we’re gonna see him September 15th. We’ve seen Triple-G. We know what he does. All he does is come forward and fights, and that’s it. Canelo has many other things he does. So come September 15th, you’ll be able to witness that.”

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by fernandtg on 07-07-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;18916555]Jacobs AND Nelo BOTH beat lil g.[/QUOTE] In your crazy little world? That’s ok I guess. In the real world? Beat Jacobs and had a controversial draw against meat boy.

Comment by Briandl on 07-05-2018

Utter BS, didnt even read. GGG doesnt just come forward, he cuts off the ring better than ANYONE in boxing. He also manages the distance better than most, which is something that come forward fighters dont do.

Comment by HeadShots on 07-05-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;18916042]Walking into punches? Let me how that works for you.[/QUOTE] GGG landed more punches. Fact.

Comment by TonyGe on 07-05-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;18916422]No TonyGe, this comment was ridiculous....LOL....Jabs that missed & walking forward taking that how you score a winner? Hell NO! LOL[/QUOTE] What the he'll are you talking about. Golovkin scored at a higher rate with his jabs than Canelo…

Comment by TonyGe on 07-05-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;18916482]You get into the Hall of Fame for having controversy in the 2 only good fighters you ever faced as a pro? Man we definitely are going backwards....LOL[/QUOTE] There is no controversy except the ones manufactured by a small group.…

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