Golden Boy Promotions head Oscar De La Hoya saw his fighter, David Lemieux, take a beating tonight in an eighth round stoppage loss to Gennady Golovkin, but he's not shying away from putting his biggest cash cow in the ring with Golovkin if it comes up next month.
With Canelo Alvarez set to face Miguel Cotto on November 21, the winner of that fight would ideally face Golovkin for true middleweight supremacy in 2016. There are a lot of doubts as to whether or not Miguel Cotto, should he win, would want to take a fight with Golovkin, given that Cotto has never actually fought at the welterweight limit and is very small for the weight. Cotto, who is with Roc Nation Sports and pretty much does exactly what he wants and nothing more or less, could fight Golovkin with a win, but there's plenty of reason to suspect he won't.
But De La Hoya says that he'll make the fight if Canelo Alvarez wins:
Oscar De La Hoya tells me he would "absolutely" make Canelo-Golovkin if Canelo beats Cotto next month.— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) October 18, 2015
Given the state of Golden Boy Promotions right now, with only Alvarez, 25, left as a marquee name after the mass exodus of Al Haymon-controlled fighters, it's a risky proposition. But without these relatively few major events that the company can put on, there just isn't much for them to do, either, so Oscar may see this as a necessary risk/reward situation.
Boxing promoters lie a lot, but De La Hoya was not known to avoid fights as an active fighter, and Canelo has been the same in his career. If that's the fight to make, there's seemingly a good chance they really will try to make it happen.