Where In The World Will Canelo Alvarez Be Fighting?
Wherever Canelo Alvarez goes, a profit is always produced. He has competed all over the United States, from New York to Los Angeles to Texas. Fighting in some of the most iconic buildings known to man, Canelo has made any zone his home. Would an unorthodox area be welcomed?
Golden Boy’s Oscar De La Hoya spoke with the Palm Springs Desert Sun regarding locations for a potential Canelo bout. The middleweight king is rumored to be fighting in September, with an opponent to be determined. As far as a venue, De La Hoya wouldn’t mind somewhere familiar.
“You know, a venue like Fantasy Springs is very possible [for Alvarez’s next fight],” De La Hoya stated, via Boxing Scene. “It’s something we’ve discussed internally … There would be a lot of excitement. I always go back to relationships and Fantasy Springs has been an amazing partner. We love the venue and it’s convenient. The fact that the gate is irrelevant, it makes all the sense in the world.”
Golden Boy is already planning on returning to action inside Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on July 28, with Vergil Ortiz Jr. main eventing. De La Hoya also mentioned venues like Mt. Rushmore and Alcatraz Island.
“So, if our options are Mt. Rushmore and Alcatraz and Fantasy Springs, I wouldn’t mind going to Fantasy Springs because it would be the most convenient for us because of our partnership with the casino,” De La Hoya ended up saying.”
Golden Boy president Eric Gomez added onto talks by stating Golden Boy fights could be in a smaller venue. This is due to the unknown when it comes to fans attending events due to COVID-19. If states were to shut down again, Canelo would be fighting without a crowd. He is already expecting a small pay cut as a result.
De La Hoya isn’t the first person to come up with a unique idea for a fight night. Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn recently announced that Matchroom’s United States return would take place in the streets of Tulsa.