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Jerry Jones hoping to host Canelo-GGG at AT&T Stadium

Could Canelo-GGG go to Texas? Probably not, but Jerry Jones wants it.

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is hoping to host the September 16 fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin at AT&T Stadium, which should come as no surprise to anyone, even if the venue is, despite its size, an underdog.

Here’s what Jones said in a video at ESPN:

“The idea of Canelo and GGG fighting before 100,000 screaming Hispanic Mexican fans is exciting. One of the neatest things that happens to me, is when we have big fights at AT&T Stadium, the list of messages and letters that I get back from our Hispanic fan base is endless. It really makes me feel good, and of course it would be outstanding for us to have that fight at AT&T Stadium. We’re very much in the hunt, because of the great interest in boxing in this history. Certainly the proximity to Mexico. We have over 1,500 of our season ticket holders that commute from Monterrey, Mexico, for the Dallas Cowboys. So it would be a great venue to have that special fight in.”

The biggest problem with this fight potentially leaving Las Vegas is simple: money. The MGM Grand or T-Mobile Arena could host and make substantially more at the gate with under 20,000 in attendance than could be made at AT&T Stadium in Texas. Add in the outrageous site fees that Vegas arenas offer, and there’s a lot of money being left on the table to take the fight outside of Nevada.

Jones will almost certainly make an offer at some point, and Golden Boy and K2 Promotions will be willing to hear that offer. But it’s going to be hard for him to make a competitive bid. Despite Oscar De La Hoya’s claim of this being “the biggest fight in boxing history” being completely laughable, it is the biggest fight since Mayweather-Pacquiao in 2015, and Vegas is surely desperate for another true boxing mega event.

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