De La Hoya Hopes For Canelo To KO GGG
Oscar De La Hoya likes that Gennady Golovkin continues to trash talk Canelo Alvarez on the road to their September 15th rematch.
De La Hoya told ESPN Deportes, that Golovkin’s shots at Alvarez will only fuel Canelo’s anger heading into the highly contentious battle in Las Vegas.
The Golden Boy Promotions CEO claims that even though there were other options on the table, Alvarez was insistent in getting back in the ring with GGG.
“It was quite difficult (to close the fight), the negotiations were really tough, it took time to please the two groups, the two fighters, but it was achieved and we are delighted that the fight will take place,” said De La Hoya to ESPN Deportes.
“I expect a tough fight for both. The fact that Canelo has that anger towards Golovkin, this fight is very personal for both, but the fact that GGG has been talking too much about Canelo, for me Canelo is going to be very motivated, he’s going to train harder than ever. For me this fight will be tough, but obviously we are with Canelo 100 percent.”
De La Hoya says a knockout ending is needed, to wash the taste of the controversial ending their 2017 clash had.
“In September both fighters have to go for a knockout, it’s that easy, because nobody wants to see a decision. Obviously the controversy that was in the first fight with the draw, it left a bad taste for people. And now both of them have to knock each other out, because it’s the only way that the public is going to be satisfied. And if Canelo wins by knockout, he’s going to be the king of boxing.. he’s going to be the most beloved figure in the world, the hero, it’s quite important and I have a good feeling that Canelo will knock him out,” De La Hoya said.
Story: ESPN Deportes