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De La Hoya: Canelo-GGG could be best fight in middleweight history!

Oscar De La Hoya has the highest of hopes for next month’s middleweight showdown.

Canelo Alvarez & Gennady Golovkin Press Tour - New York Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images

Well, it’s nice to see Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya actually trying to, you know, promote next month’s big fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. There’s been little-to-no build-up for one of the most anticipated fights in recent years and, quite frankly, it has seemed like the promoter has acquiesced to taking a back seat to Mayweather-McGregor.

Canelo-GGG is now roughly a month out and during a media conference call De La Hoya talked about how his expectations for the fight, as captured by WBN:

“I mean obviously we have to wait for the actual fight to see what unfolds and takes place, but in terms of magnitude, in terms of PR, in terms of attention that it’s receiving, in terms of people that will be watching, yeah, this has to be the biggest.

“And obviously we will have to wait until September 16th to see if it’s going to be the best, which I think it will be, in the history of the middleweight division.”

De La Hoya would go on to dismiss speculation that he has any concern of Mayweather-McGregor adversely affecting the business of Canelo-GGG, saying that fans recognize that his fight is the real fight and it selling out in 10 days is a reflection of that.

Canelo and Golovkin will square off on September 16, live on HBO PPV from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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