Oscar De La Hoya to attend Canelo Alvarez fight against Caleb Plant
By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya has revealed that he plans on attending Canelo Alvarez’s next fight on November 6th to support him in his battle against Caleb Plant at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Canelo (56-1-2, 38 KOs) is vying for the undisputed 168-lb championship against the unbeaten IBF super middleweight champion Plant (21-0, 12 KOs). Alvarez, 31, will have his WBA, WBC & WBO titles at stale for this four-belt championship fight on SHOWTIME Boxing PPV.
De La Hoya was asked on social media this question by one of the posters:
“Are you bitter that Canelo already has a bigger legacy than you?”
De La Hoya’s response:
“I’m actually going to his fight to support him,” said De La Hoya on social media about him attending Canelo Alvarez’s fight with Caleb Plant on November 6th.
CANELO CAN’T SURPASS DE LA HOYA
Well, in terms of accomplishments, De La Hoya (39-6, 30 KOs) did more in his boxing career than Canelo Alvarez in winning six division world titles. It’s unlikely Canelo will dare try to win six-division world titles because he would need to go up to Bridgerweight to accomplish that task.
For Canelo to win seven division world titles, it would require him to go up to heavyweights, and he’s too tiny at 5’8″ to beat any of the current heavyweight champions.
Thus far, Canelo has won four division titles, but he’s not expected to match or surpass De La Hoya’s accomplishment unless he captures titles at cruiserweight [200-lbs], Bridgerweight [224 lbs], and heavyweight [unlimited].
“Canelo, it’s like a corporation, it’s not just a team,” said former WBC light heavyweight champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk to ESNEWS. “So, they know what to do, when to do, how to do. I’m sure they’re [Team Canelo] doing everything right against this guy [Plant], and my prediction is Canelo for sure.
“I think it’s going to be a stoppage in the second half. Canelo will wear him out and then will stop him in the second half of the late rounds. Big for me,” said Gvozdyk when asked how big of a fight it would be between him and Canelo.
“Listen, if he [Canelo] would give me this opportunity, I would come back tomorrow. I don’t see no one now that can beat Canelo.
GVOZYK PICKS CANELO OVER BETERBIEV
“This is boxing, styles make fights. So, I think [Artur] Beterbiev will not be a difficult fight for Canelo because of the style.
“Beterbiev is always trying to come inside, but he’s basically not working inside. He wants to be close to you, but not really close to you. Canelo because of his movements, I’m sure he’ll be able to handle his [Beterbiev] power because he’s a really strong guy.
“But Canelo showed with GGG [Gennadiy Golovkin], GGG, I think he hits harder than Beterbiev. Beterbiev always has the same plan.
“He’s supposed to come closer to you and break you down,” continued Gvozdyk. “I’m not really sure he’ll be able to do this with Canelo. I think Canelo [will defeat Beterbiev],” said Gvozdyk.
“I think Canelo also,” said trainer Robert Garcia in picking Saul Alvarez to beat Beterbiev. “And I think he’s too smart, good defense.”
“And I think [Dmitry] Bivol would be more difficult for Canelo, even though I think Beterbiev would beat Bivol, but in terms of styles, I believe Bivol would be more difficult for Canelo,” said Gvozdyk.
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