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De La Hoya: I'll Never Make a 50-50 Deal When It Involves Canelo!

By Radio Rahim

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya, who promotes Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs), makes it clear that he's never agree to a 50-50 split for a rematch with IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs).

Canelo and Golovkin fought to a controversial twelve round draw in September 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

At the moment, the two sides have been unable to agree on the monetary split for a potential rematch date in September.

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Golovkin is looking for a 50-50 monetary split - while Canelo is standing firm on a split of 65-35.

"I'll never make a 50-50 deal when it involves Canelo. It's impossible. When people say the A-side, its means the people he can pull in, the numbers that he can draw without having a Triple G on the B-side. Canelo can fight a [Daniel] Jacobs and do a 750-800,000 homes easy [on pay-per-view]," De La Hoya told BoxingScene.com.

"Why give [50-50 to] a fighter who fights only for a million dollars, and fights a Vanes Martirosyan and does ratings that are not really to par to what Canelo does."

The two sides were initially scheduled to fight on May 5, back at T-Mobile.

The contest fell out after Canelo tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol - which is why Golovkin is requesting a much better split for the new rematch date.

De La Hoya is not worried about the possibility of Golovkin walking away - because they will then focus their energy on reaching a deal with Jacobs or someone else in the middleweight division.

Having said that, De La Hoya hopes that two sides can find a compromise that works for both parties.

"We can walk away too, no big deal. We will just go fight the guy who gave Golovkin a lot of trouble, Danny Jacobs," De La Hoya said.

"We have to find a middle-ground, for the sake of boxing, for the sake of Canelo, for the sake of Triple. Everybody wants to see this fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Raggamuffin on 06-08-2018

[QUOTE=OnePunch;18842177]if you only count "lineal" then you cant count Hopkins. He was only considered "lineal" after Trinidad in 2001. Before that it was all IBF "trinket" defenses......[/QUOTE] I know all about lineal. My posts in the past reflect this. GG…

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Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 06-08-2018

[QUOTE=True That;18830217][B]Oscar De La Hoya:[/B] "I'll never make a 50/50 deal when it comes to Canelo." "But I will gladly shove a turkey baster, rolling pin and whisk beater up my ass every night."[/QUOTE] And you think you're so clever,…

Comment by icha on 06-08-2018

[QUOTE=Hewito;18841803]No 50 dollar tickets for this fight.. plus parking.[/QUOTE] you might as well add the beer and food too.. cheezz, these ggg fans are just way too cheap... https://www.google.com.mx/amp/www.latimes.com/sports/boxing/la-sp-golovkin-martirosyan-canelo-20180418-story.html%3foutputType=amp

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