Does Canelo Like Golden Boy?
With only one fight so-far in 2019, Canelo Alvarez has not been happy with the way Golden Boy Promotions has been handling his career following his historic deal with DAZN.
Taking to social media, Alvarez and fellow Golden Boy boxer Ryan Garcia have made their issues with Oscar De La Hoya’s promotion company,
“With social media, you tend to react in a certain way and you can’t retract it obviously,” De La Hoya said to The Los Angeles Times.
“There’s a lot of voices in his ear. Being Canelo’s promoter, I have a huge target on my back. I know that. People were trying to sabotage our dealings and our relationship but there were no surprises. We’re still Golden Boy and at the end of the day we get what we want.”
While Alvarez has not been in the ring since his May 4th win over Daniel Jacobs, he will have his third of an 11-fight $365 million deal with DAZN on November 2nd against Sergey Kovalev.
“I’m glad we got the fight done and I’m glad we have a long-lasting relationship that we will fulfill,” De La Hoya said of Alvarez’s future and his move to light heavyweight.
“We’re under contract for his next 10 fights, so I’m glad that we got him what he wanted. We had to put up with a lot of B.S. from other promoters who were making it impossible to make a fight. That’s what happens when you’re the biggest athlete in the sport and making the most money; you have a target on your back and as a promoter, you get the backlash. Everybody wants to sabotage our relationship, but everything is fine.”
Initial Report: Los Angeles Times