De La Hoya: Canelo vs. Golovkin is a Trilogy Type of Fight

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya is busy promoting the biggest fight of 2017 in Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez v Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin for the WBC, IBF, IBO and WBA ‘Super’ World Middleweight Titles.

The match-up between two of the best fighters in the world is set for September 16th, live on HBO Pay-Per-View. ‘Golden Boy’ recently kicked off a three city press tour which ran through London, New York City and Los Angeles.

Negotiations between the two camps have been well publicised and took a long time. When asked about the difficulty in putting the fight together the former six-weight World Champion gave an honest assessment.

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“The [negotiations] weren’t stressful, it’s all in the detail,” he told iFL TV. “One hurdle was the weight. We were waiting for Canelo to move up to Middleweight. This fight is perfectly timed. Golovkin is at his peak, Canelo is at his all-time high.”

 “The timing is perfect for Canelo v GGG. Mexican Independence Weekend, it’s going to be the biggest fight this year!”

Another big event also in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor, was recently announced for August 26th. When asked whether it would impact this fight’s success, De La Hoya was assured:

“No not at all, most important is the fight. We have a real fight against two real fighters! Two boxers who will generate action like no other fight has.”

“Who knows we might even do a second one, this is the type of event that call for trilogies. When you think about Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, that great trilogy. When you think about Marco Antonio Barrera v Erik Morales. This is exactly what boxing is all about. It’s about even fights,” he added.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 06-26-2017

The fighters are often just pawns to a greater scheme. If GGG wins a controversial decision, there is a rematch. If it is a close fight and Canelo wins, there wont be a rematch unless Oscar sees big dollars. I…

Comment by maracho on 06-26-2017

Im sure the golden boys and their proposed refs are studying Tony Weeks tapes big time. Oh and Abel, beware the Big Bear ninjas

Comment by Graz on 06-26-2017

[QUOTE=Nomadic;17802109]Does anyone get that pre-rape feeling that if it goes to the score cards, Canelo wins? This sets up a huge rematch for more money.[/QUOTE] Unfortunately I would have to say yes:sad:

Comment by maracho on 06-26-2017

Which means he's been softening up the ref and judges to the thought of making sure the three fights happen because three fights is good for the fans, good for Golovkin, good for everyone, but especially good for Oscar

Comment by Willy Wanker on 06-26-2017

Nonsense. The only reason De La Hoya would make a trilogy out of GGG-Canelo is to give Canelo three chances to beat GGG. If Canelo wins in September, there won't even be a second GGG-Canelo fight with a Cotto rematch…

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