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De La Hoya Sees Cotto, Kirkland For Canelo's Future

By Salvador Rodriguez

Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya is looking at some very big options for Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (43-1-1, 31KOs) - if the Mexican superstar defeats WBA 'regular' junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12KOs) on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Canelo is already booked to return in the fall. A fight with Miguel Cotto, returning in December, is unlikely, but James Kirkland (32-1, 28KOs) could be a possibility, says De La Hoya.

"There are different possibilities. A fight that everyone would like to see is against Miguel Cotto, if not this year then next year [that fight] will be ideal, but there are guys like Kirkland who is dangerous. [If Canelo wins on] Saturday, then we'll sit with Chepo [Reynoso], his team and discuss the future," said Oscar.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by VG_Addict on 07-10-2014

Canelo would knock Kirkland out. Kirkland has no defense, is chinny, and is a slow starter. He took a lot of shots from Tapia in the first round of their fight. Canelo would end things in the first round.

Comment by Jloro on 07-10-2014

Both fights would be pretty badass regardless of how bad Lara wrecks him ;)

Comment by rotorglow on 07-10-2014

[QUOTE=bigjavi973;14743976]hahahahaha thats funny, funny that i guess you never saw canelo fight cottos fat older brother. Canelo doesnt have a chin, why you think he hasnt fought kirkland yet? And i dont wanna hear about the injury cuz kirkland has…

Comment by bigjavi973 on 07-10-2014

[QUOTE=Vicious.;14743899]If ( and that's a big if) canelo beats lara then those fights would be hyped up. I can see canelo outboxing kirkland like Molina (minus all the clinching ) if that happens I see canelo having enough experience to…

Comment by Teetotaler on 07-10-2014

If ( and that's a big if) canelo beats lara then those fights would be hyped up. I can see canelo outboxing kirkland like Molina (minus all the clinching ) if that happens I see canelo having enough experience to…

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