De La Hoya Didn’t Want Canelo At 175
On November 2nd, Canelo Alvarez jumps up two-weight classes to challenge Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight title.
While Alvarez has wanted that fight for some time, Alvarez’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya was not the biggest fan of the middleweight champion making the move to 175 pounds.
“I didn’t recommend it, moving up two weight classes. He has to move up 15 pounds — that’s a lot of power and a lot of speed a lot of strategies that come into play. It’s not going to be easy; it’s going to be a difficult fight. But this is why DAZN is working — it’s bringing the biggest fights to consumers,” De La Hoya said to Yahoo Finance.
“DAZN is making waves and opening doors for fighters. It’s letting consumers know that they don’t have to pay a ridiculous amount of money to watch one fight,” De La Hoya said of the streaming service. “You can now watch over 100 events a year and pay just $99 a year,” De La Hoya said. “It’s great for business; it’s great to the consumer, and it’s great for the fighter.”
Report: Yahoo Finance