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De La Hoya Confident: I Believe Canelo Will Knock Golovkin Out

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Osar De La Hoya, who promotes Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, feels confident that his boxer will put down Gennady Golovkin in their upcoming rematch on May 5th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Canelo-GGG 2 will take place for the WBC, IBO, WBA, IBF middleweight titles at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena, which is where the first outing took place.

Canelo (49-1-2, 34 KOs) and Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) both still feel they won their first meeting last September. But one of the most entertaining fights of 2017 ended in a split draw, with one unexpected scorecard overshadowing the entire aftermath of the event.

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Their first bout sold out T-Mobile Arena in two weeks and generated more than 1 million pay-per-view buys, reaching PPV territory only touched by Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao and Oscar De La Hoya in the past 15 years.

The majority of observers generally agreed Golovkin won the first fight. Even HBO's in-house judge gave eight rounds to Golovkin, and Canelo heard some boos from the majority pro-Mexican crowd in Vegas.

One ringside judge scored it 115-113 for Golovkin, and another scored it a 114-114 draw. Veteran judge Adalaide Byrd created a lot of controversy when she scored it 118-110 for Canelo, giving only two rounds to Golovkin.

Canelo saw himself as a 115-113 winner in the bout.

De La Hoya also saw Canelo as the winner by a 7-5 margin in rounds.

The Golden CEO is very pleased that his company was able to finalize the rematch, even noting how he was never able to avenge his first career defeat - which came at the hands of Felix Trinidad.

"I would have really wished for a rematch against Felix Trinidad. I would have loved to have knocked him out in the last three rounds instead of boxing. We don't always get rematches of this magnitude, so that's why this fight is special. On May 5, we will get an explosive rematch, and I believe Canelo will knock him out," De La Hoya said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by rrayvez on 02-28-2018

The only people I recall Canelo stopping who hadnt been previously stopped were josesito Lopez, who was really a 140 pounder and Liam Smith who is a decent 154 pound fighter but was the worst title holder in the division.…

Comment by twosweethooks on 02-28-2018

I am very happy ODH says CANELO will KO GGG!! Everytime he makes such statements the fight goes the opposite way Hahahaha. Good bye Canelo ggoooodddd bye!!

Comment by DuckAdonis on 02-28-2018

[QUOTE=Tricky-Pablo;18525312]It's arrive in boxing!! Like Ward KO Kovalev!! I'm not saying that Canelo will knock him out but this is boxing!![/QUOTE] Ward couldnt knock Kovalev out... Never seen Kovalev on the canvas in that fight

Comment by Rip Chudd on 02-28-2018

[QUOTE=Jim Tom;18525174]Has any prediction by Dela Hoya ever come to pass before?[/QUOTE] If I was signed to Goldenbiy I'd tell him to never even mention my fights. Don't need him cursing my bouts

Comment by Tricky-Pablo on 02-28-2018

[QUOTE=MisanthropicNY;18525067]Couldn't even knock out Mathew Hatton or Cotto but will KO a guy who has never even been knocked down. Yeah, sure... riiiiiight.[/QUOTE]It's arrive in boxing!! Like Ward KO Kovalev!! I'm not saying that Canelo will knock him out but…

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