Eddie Alvarez: There’s Serious Talks To Fight Oscar De La Hoya
Eddie Alvarez claims Oscar De La Hoya’s team is eager to get him to sign on the dotted line for a boxing match.
Alvarez is coming off a controversial disqualification loss to Iuri Lapicus at ONE on TNT 1. The defeat saw Alvarez fall to 1-2 under the ONE Championship banner. While things haven’t been ideal for “The Underground King,” he may be on the cusp of a major opportunity.
During an interview with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Alvarez revealed that there is interest in De La Hoya’s camp in regards to putting together a fight (h/t MMAFighting.com).
“Recently we’ve been hearing from Oscar De La Hoya’s guys. Look, I’m fixated on the ONE Championship belt. I’m laser, laser-focused on making history and getting my world title, but I feel like there’s gonna be a lull. The champion is gonna sit for a bit—I think he’s having a baby. If that happens, Oscar De La Hoya and them guys have been reaching out and, hell, I’d love to get in there and mix it up with him. That’d be a hell of a fight and I’ve got everyone here in Philadelphia backing me, and the whole Philadelphia boxing [community] to back me up.”
Alvarez went on to say that he feels he can have success against the “Golden Boy.”
“Getting in there to mix it up with that guy would be a dream come true. I actually think I’d do pretty damn good against him. I’d be crazy excited about that if them guys figure that out. There’s serious talks. They’re serious like wanting to get a deal done this week serious.”