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Dela Hoya: Canelo-Golovkin, not Mayweather-McGregor, is the real boxing match

LOS ANGELES — Oscar De La Hoya had no desire to watch Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s victory over Conor McGregor last weekend. Neither did middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, who smirked at the idea of taking the time away from his family.

"I just thought it was a fraud, and I still think it's a fraud," De La Hoya said Monday (Tuesday Manila time).

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez hit the mitts during an open-to-the-public media workout at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. They will fight for the middleweight championship on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. | AP Photos/Damian Dovarganes
But now that Mayweather's farewell victory over the UFC champion went off without a major embarrassment for boxing, De La Hoya and fellow promoter Tom Loeffler hope their upcoming megafight between Saul Alvarez and Golovkin will be carried to new heights by a surge of interest created by the spectacle of the summer.

If you liked Floyd and Conor, they think you're going to love Canelo and Triple G.

Golovkin meets Alvarez on September 16 in the same Las Vegas arena where Mayweather stopped McGregor in the 10th round last Saturday (Sunday Manila time). The result was no surprise to De La Hoya, who promotes Alvarez, or to Loeffler, who guides Golovkin's career.

Author: Greg Beacham (Associated Press)
Full Article: http://www.philstar.com/sports/2017/08/29/1733826/dela-hoya-canelo-golovkin-not-mayweather-mcgregor-real-boxing-match

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