Brilliant Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya is expecting huge things from the middleweight conflict between his contender Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin on September 16 one month from now.
De La Hoya trusts the Canelo-GGG battle will go down as the best battle in the historical backdrop of the middleweight division. That is high acclaim from De La Hoya, on the grounds that the opposition is entirely substantial. Boxing incredible Sugar Ray Leonard battled middleweight champion Marvin Hagler in a gigantic battle on April 6, 1987. Hagler additionally battled Robert Duran in 1983 and Thomas Hearns in 1985 in enormous battles at middleweight. Those were incredible match-ups.
"We need to sit tight for the real battle to perceive what unfurls and happens, yet as far as size, regarding PR, as far as considering that it's getting, as far as individuals that will be viewing, no doubt, this must be the greatest," said De La Hoya in talking about the Golovkin versus Canelo battle.
I don't know whether the consideration the Canelo versus GGG battle is anyplace close to the measure of intrigue the Hagler versus Leonard battle attracted 1987. That battle didn't have the opposition that the Canelo-GGG battle is accepting from the Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Conor McGregor user battle, which happens on August 26 on Showtime PPV.
Will boxing fans have the cash to buy Canelo-GGG after they spend their cash on Mayweather-Mcgregor?
In the event that you glance around, the vast majority of the boxing media are concentrating on the Mayweather-McGregor battle. It has a stranglehold on the consideration of fans in the boxing and MMA world. The easygoing fans are bolted to the Mayweather-Conor battle rather than the Canelo and GGG conflict. That may all change once the Mayweather versus McGregor battle is finished with on August 26, yet I question it. For no less than 1 to 2 weeks after the Mayweather versus Conor battle, the boxing individuals will be as yet discussing that battle. Once they've talked it to the point where it's not anymore a dialog point, at that point the concentration will be heard towards the Canelo versus Triple G battle amid the seven day stretch of the battle. With the late enthusiasm for the battle from the fans, I don't know that there will be sufficient consideration on the battle to outperform the Leonard versus Hagler battle from 1987. It's all subjective, however. With no method for measuring the intrigue, you can't generally tell if the Canelo-GGG battle will be greater than the Hagler-Leonard battle. In 1987 when Leonard and Hagler battled, boxing was all the while being appeared on the free channels like CBS, NBC, and ABC. For the fans that need to see Canelo and GGG, they'll have to arrange it on HBO PPV. It's a major contrast. Far fewer eyeballs will see the Canelo versus GGG battle than the Hagler versus Leonard battle basically on the grounds that many fans don't have HBO, and they won't have the additional cash to pay to see the battle in the wake of having spent their cash on the Mayweather-McGregor PPV battle on Showtime.