De La Hoya: Canelo Must Knock Golovkin Out in Rematch

By Miguel Rivera

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya, who promotes Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs), is hoping his boxer makes a huge statement on September 15th.

Canelo will face IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) in a rematch at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

In the first bout, which took place in September 2017, the bout ended in a controversial twelve round split draw.

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De La Hoya expects a lot of fireworks in the fight - because the two boxers do not like each other at the moment.

"Right now, they do not respect each other. For me, when two fighters are not giving any respect, it means that we are going to see a great fight," said De La Hoya to ESPN Deportes.

"It's going to be a difficult fight, which we hope will be a continuation of the first and due to that, obviously, people will enjoy it a lot."

Golovkin has publicly expressed his dissatisfaction with how Canelo and his team handled the first bout - claiming that Canelo "ran" and refused to engage in a "Mexican style" of fighting.

To prevent any doubt about the outcome, De La Hoya says a knockout ending is necessary

"It was a very close fight, very exciting. What happens is that people were not happy with the decision. But, for me, Canelo won by one or two points max," said De La Hoya.

"I hope that this September 15th, Canelo will come out with a lot of energy, throwing a lot of punches, combinations and looks to knock out Golovkin. That's what he has to do: knock him out. We know that Golovkin is going to come forward, he's going to throw a lot of punches. So Canelo has to be in there with more desire, more energy to try to counteract it."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BLASTER1 on 09-07-2018

DLH just repeating what we all know that GGG has to do yo get a win. Oscar just taking the piss.

Comment by NotaPachugger on 09-07-2018

All speculation you have no proof. Its nothing but an opinion which is cool. If that is your opinion then it's GGG's fault for being signed by an irrelevant promoter.

Comment by McManus on 09-06-2018

[QUOTE=Progrssive_Jedi;19076976]And that does not sound like street fighting to me, that sounds like picking weak kids and punks. If you are going up against real street tough fighters, you will eventually lose, it is inevitable.[/QUOTE] Just because you get your…

Comment by Progrssive_Jedi on 09-06-2018

[QUOTE=McDonough;19076263]Listen closely chumpstain, I haven't lost a street fight since I was a wee lad and I'll probably never lose another in this life. Actually, the last time I lost a street fight you probably weren't even born yet. Why…

Comment by Progrssive_Jedi on 09-06-2018

Canelo will look to take a close controversial fight by not getting whooped and then hope the media narrative is he won. That is their plan and I am sure team GGG know it.

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