Celebrity News: Several months ago, Oscar De La Hoya suggested that Canelo Alvarez and Conor McGregor could star in a big event.
“Think about it, it would be a great fight,” says the founder of Golden Boy Promotions in a couple of videos that can be found on the net.
Canelo-McGregor was never considered a feasible fight like Mayweather-McGregor, who finally faced each other on Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, resulting in a semi-slow bout and full of technical shortcomings, but with more action than expected due to the constant exchange of blows.
De La Hoya made clear his stance against that experiment between the martial artist and the boxer. He called it circus, fraud, farce. And now that the event is over, De La Hoya was once again asked if he would still consider it a good idea to put Canelo in the ring against the Irishman.
“No, I would not consider doing Canelo-McGregor. Not after what I saw [with Mayweather] because it would not be a good competition. I do not see a competitive fight there. As I said, I respect the UFC and its fans, for wanting McGregor and his athletes. I really respect them. I just think they are completely different sports, “said the former world champion during The Dan Patrick Show.
Mayweather defeated the UFC champion in a convincing and relatively easy manner, knocking him out in the tenth round. Despite the fact that the Grand Rapids fighter went up to the ring with 40 years of age and did not compete since 2015. That’s why De La Hoya replied that Canelo, with his youth and power, would finish the dublin in a couple of episodes.
“Of course that would happen [Canelo would knock out McGregor in one or two rounds]. Canelo is what he does, he always gives himself and gives a good show. I just want to tell those fans that they bought the fight [Mayweather-McGregor]. I’m sorry for what happened, but at least they have something good to get excited about on September 16. “