Sport De La Hoya excited ahead of 'special fight' between Golovkin and Alvarez

02:35  14 september  2017
02:35  14 september  2017 Source:   Press Association

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Oscar De La Hoya expects the world middleweight title showdown between Gennady Golovkin and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez to rival the epic 1985 contest between Marvin Hagler and Thomas Hearns. “That’s the type of fight we have on our hands, a special fight .”

Oscar De La Hoya expects the world middleweight title showdown between Gennady Golovkin and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez to rival the epic 1985 contest between Marvin Hagler and Thomas Hearns. “That’s the type of fight we have on our hands, a special fight .”

Gennady Golovkin, pictured, defends his WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts against Saul Alvarez this weekend: Boxing - The O2 Arena© PA WIRE Boxing - The O2 Arena

Oscar De La Hoya expects the world middleweight title showdown between Gennady Golovkin and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez to rival the epic 1985 contest between Marvin Hagler and Thomas Hearns.

Golovkin defends his WBC, WBA and IBF belts against Alvarez this weekend in a hotly-anticipated bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

It was in Sin City 22 years ago when Hagler successfully defended those same titles against fellow all-time great Hearns in three brutal and unforgettable rounds of back-and-forth action.

And Alvarez's promoter De La Hoya, who won world titles in six weight classes including the 160lb division, said: "This event needs no hype whatsoever. This is a fight that is a can't miss, that's the bottom line.

Nicola Adams heading Stateside for Alvarez-Golovkin undercard date

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CANELO ALVAREZ , Lineal and RING Magazine Middleweight World Champion: “This is going to be a very tough fight against Golovkin . He is a huge fighter and a great champion. On September 16, we will both put on a great boxing show.” OSCAR DE LA HOYA , Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy

By Allan Fox: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya spoke to ESPN on Monday to talk about the September 16th fight between Golden Boy star Saul Canelo Alvarez and middleweight knockout knockout artist Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs).

"This is for supremacy, this is to see (not only) who is the best middleweight in the division but who the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet is.

"It's really hard to remember when we've witnessed this type of match-up, it's been years.

"You have to go back to the Marvelous Marvin Hagler days, you have to go back to Thomas Hearns - and we're still talking about that fight, that's exactly what this event is all about.

"I want my kids, and your kids, to talk about Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin 20 years from now.

"That's the type of fight we have on our hands, a special fight."

De La Hoya provided the memorable soundbites at the final press conference, with both Kazakhstan's Golovkin and Mexico's Alvarez in subdued mood.

The hard-hitting Golovkin, who has a perfect professional record of 37 wins from as many fights, said: "I know this is the biggest day for boxing, for this era. It will be a huge history fight."

Alvarez added: "I don't want to talk a lot, I'm prepared. I know what it's going to be, it's going to be a tough fight. And that's what I'm ready for. I just want you to enjoy it like I'm going to enjoy it."

Golovkin and Alvarez world middleweight showdown ends in controversial draw .
Gennady Golovkin and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez's hotly-anticipated world middleweight title showdown ended in a controversial draw in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The judges scored the bout 118-110 for Alvarez, 115-113 for Golovkin and 114-114 after 12 hard-fought rounds at the T-Mobile Arena, with the first scorecard swiftly sparking outrage on social media.Alvarez started and finished the contest well, but the hard-hitting Golovkin had much the better of the middle rounds. Neither fighter went down.

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