De La Hoya Eyeing Canelo Fight In Mexico

While Canelo Alvarez still lives in his native Mexico, it has been eight years since he fought in the country, when he beat Kermit Cintron for the WBC super welterweight title.

Now, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya, is looking to bring an Alvarez fight to the country some point in the future.

In a recent interview, De La Hoya said that “it is very possible (for Canelo to fight in Mexico), and we have already had talks with certain people that I can not mention, but it is very possible.”

“Maybe since I retired I have not seen another boxer as ambitious as [Canelo], who wants to fight with all the champions and clean out the division, I’m glad he’s Mexican and he’s representing it in a good way.”


“There are many champions and rematches that can be made,” De La Hoya said looking past Alvarez’ May 4th unification fight with Daniel Jacobs. “Canelo has many fights in the future, enough to provide him with; I think we’ll have him [in boxing] for a long time, he always wants to fight with the best in the world.”

“It will be a tough fight, [Jacobs is] strong, I promoted Jacobs from his first professional fight and for me he is a dangerous fighter, he knows how to box, adjust, change his style, and Canelo recognizes that, and that’s why he works hard, he’s a professional and he is well prepared for everything, mentally and physically.”

Report: Boxing Scene

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