De La Hoya Takes A Swipe At PBC After Canelo And Crawford’s Exit

Oscar De La Hoya has had a dig at PBC after Canelo Alvarez and Terence Crawford’s departures, which has left them in a weaker position. 

Alvarez left with two fights remaining on his deal after both sides failed to agree on a fight for Cinco de Mayo Weekend. Reports indicated Canelo wanted a $35 million guarantee to fight Jermall Charlo, which PBC would only give if he faced David Benavidez afterwards. Canelo would leave, increasing the chances of him returning to DAZN. Crawford is no longer with PBC following the expiry of his one-fight deal for the Errol Spence Jr. rematch. Crawford may now follow Alvarez to the same promoter to secure that fight. De La Hoya has questioned PBC’s ability to make the best fights. 

De La Hoya is currently promoting what could be the biggest fight of the year between Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney. He had tried to work with PBC to get Garcia into a fight with Rolando Romero. Those talks broke down, with De La Hoya blaming Romero for demanding too much money. Romero then agreed to face Isaac Cruz, with both sides firing verbal shots at each other. But De La Hoya is willing to do business for one fight. 

The Golden Boy Promoter singled out David Morrell Jr. vs Edgar Berlanga. Both are undefeated super middleweights, putting the winner in a position to potentially fight Canelo Alvarez. Morrell is the WBA Interim Champion while Berlanga is ranked in the top ten is all governing bodies. Now that Canelo has left PBC, Morrell could be the next name to market.


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