By Victor Salazar
Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya says his intentions are to bring the best and biggest fights to boxing aficionados everywhere.
Since taking full control of his company over the past year and a half, De La Hoya certainly has delivered. In the process his protégé Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (46-1-1m 32KOs) has become one of the top attractions in boxing. One could even argue that he is currently the biggest draw in the United States.
One of the biggest fights, if not the biggest fight in the sport - is a middleweight showdown between Canelo and Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin.
Golovkin (34-0, 31KOs), who holds the IBF/IBO/WBA world titles, is the mandatory challenger to Canelo's WBC middleweight crown.
Canelo and De La Hoya have both said that a showdown with Golovkin will certainly happen in the future. But at what point?
According to De La Hoya, the fight will happen when it is at the highest point to make.
“It’s a fight everyone wants to see, but as a promoter I want it to be the biggest in the sport to bring back the fans we lost with the Mayweather-Pacquiao pay-per-view,” De La Hoya said.
“We have to do a little marinating for it to be the biggest fight in the sport, it has to happen at the right time.”
De La Hoya has been impressed by his young protégé and knows Canelo has the same attitude as he did when it comes to fighting the best. Although De La Hoya at one time carried the sport for many years, he feels Canelo is far more advanced as a professional than he was at 25-years-old.
“He’s more advanced than me at 25 years old,” explained De La Hoya. “He’s doing things that are superior to me at this age. It’s admirable and we are behind him 100 percent. He still has a lot left to do and we feel he can carry the sport for years to come.”