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Oscar De La Hoya weighs in on possible Canelo Alvarez vs Conor McGregor fight

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Last weekend, the fight which nobody thought would happen between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor took place, and it finished the way many people expected it to.

Mayweather picked up the win in the tenth round of the fight after the referee brought the clash to an end for McGregor's safety. Notorious started the fight strong, but eventually, Money's boxing experience shined through, and he finished off the fight via technical knockout.

Many people never wanted the fight to take place, as they felt it was disrespectful towards the sport of boxing, and one of those people was Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions, the former boxer and current promoter for Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

In preparation for his boxer's fight next month against Gennady Golovkin, De La Hoya was asked if Canelo would ever have a boxing match against McGregor if the opportunity to do so presented itself. 

He told Chris Mannix of The Dan Patrick Show, according to Boxing Scene: "No, no I won't [consider making Canelo-McGregor]. Not after what I saw, because it won't be a competition. I don't see a fight [if Canelo and McGregor face each other].

"It's like I said - I respect the UFC, I respect the UFC fans for loving McGregor, for loving their athletes.. I really do. I just think that it's two totally different sports."

If a fight did take place between the Mexican boxer and the Irish MMA fighter, this is how De La Hoya thinks Canelo would demolish McGregor inside the first two rounds.

Canelo Alvarez & Gennady Golovkin Press Tour - New York

"Of course [he would do that to McGregor], that's what Canelo does. He always delivers to you a great show. I just want to say to all of those fans who bought into the fight [between McGregor and Mayweather] - look I'm sorry for what happened, but at least you have something good to look forward to on September 16 [when Canelo faces Gennady Golovkin]," De La Hoya said.

Looks like if McGregor is going to have another boxing match, it's not going to be against one of the best middleweights in the world today, because his promoter won't allow it to happen.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor

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