De La Hoya: Canelo will fight GGG again when we say
By Dan Ambrose: Talk of a third fight between Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin on May 4 has seemingly taken all the oxygen out of the Mexican star’s fight this Saturday night against WBA secondary super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) on DAZN at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Despite all the chatter that’s taking place as of Tuesday about a Canelo vs. GGG trilogy fight on May 4, Canelo’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions is saying they have no deal in place for a Caenlo-GGG 3 fight for the Cinco de Mayo weekend next May. De La Hoya states that the third fight between Canelo and GGG will be taking place, but he doesn’t know when.
“I haven’t even spoken to GGG, I haven’t even spoken to his handlers. I have that date for Canelo and that’s it,” De La Hoya said.
De La Hoya won’t make the announcement for Canelo’s next fight on May 4 yet, but he’s going to do it soon. He has to in order to hype it well in advance.
It’s interesting that De La Hoya hasn’t spoken to Triple G about a trilogy fight with Canelo on May 4. Earlier Tuesday, news broke of GGG Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions jointly booking the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada for May 4. If Golden Boy and De La Hoya haven’t spoken to GGG about a third fight with Canelo, it makes you wonder why they would have gone through the effort to jointly book the T-Mobile on May 4.
De La Hoya is counting on Canelo beating Rocky Fielding on Saturday to snatch his WBA ‘regular’ super middleweight title. Once that belt is in Canelo’s possession, De La Hoya will start planning his next fight. What we do know is Canelo, 28, has no plans on staying at 168 and defending the WBA title against all comers. Canelo has shown zero ambition in wanting to fight the true lions at super middleweight like Callum Smith, David Benavidez, Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez, Jesse Hart, George Groves and Jose Uzcategui. Those would be tough outs for Canelo, and he’s not going to put his neck on the line against those types of super middleweights. Canelo is willing to risk his hide fighting Fielding, but that’s a guy that was knocked out in the 1st round by Callum Smith several years ago. It would be courageous if Canelo had selected Callum.
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