Oscar De La Hoya believes Mexican monster Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez would take out Conor McGregor in much more impressive fashion than Floyd Mayweather did at the weekend.
On Saturday night, the UFC star switched the octagon for the boxing ring to take on Mayweather in Las Vegas. As expected, the Irishman was worn down and outclassed before being stopped by ‘Money’ in the 10th round.
“Only Mayweather knows why it lasted 10 rounds,” the promoter told journalists after the fight.
“Obviously Mayweather isn't the biggest puncher in the game. If it was a Canelo in there obviously it would last one round,” he argued.
Mayweather, who retired again after his latest victory, is known for his impressive technical skills and defensive work, whereas Alvarez prefers a more aggressive style that has seen him rack up 34 knockouts in his 49 wins.
All eyes are now firmly on the biggest fight in boxing between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin on September 16th, live on Pay-Per-View.
‘Triple G’ defends his WBC, IBF and WBA ‘Super’ World Titles in an unmissable match-up, which also takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Vegas.
De La Hoya is confident that the mouth-watering Middleweight showdown will provide the perfect remedy after Saturday’s charade.
“I think the fight fans are going to have a real taste of what boxing is all about on September 16th!”