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.