In the eight years that Oscar De La Hoya has promoted Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin is the first person he’s ever said he wants to knockout.
When asked by the Sporting News if his 28 year old protege is interested in retirement, De La Hoya claimed its not on the front of his mind.”He doesn’t really think about it,” De La Hoya told Sporting News. “The way he takes care of himself… he doesn’t drink, doesn’t smoke, you know. His lifespan in boxing can be another eight years. I truly think so.
“He fights, but doesn’t get beat up. I actually want to see him get beat up in this fight because if it happens, I know we have a masterpiece on our hands.
“Sugar Ray Robinson and Jake LaMotta fought six times. You never know how many times these guys can go at it.”
With Golovkin and his team pressing on Alvarez and De La Hoya following Alvarez testing positive for clenbuterol, the Mexican superstar has decided to truly hone in on stopping GGG in his tracks.
“This is the first time ever,” added De La Hoya. “The first time I’ve heard him say ‘I want to knock this guy out’.
“You’d think you want to knock everybody out. And let the world know. But it’s the first time for him.”
Initial report: Sporting News