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Boxing News & Rumors: Oscar De La Hoya Doesn't Want a Canelo-Golovkin Match Just Yet, Says it Needs Time to Marinate

Gennady Golovkin (L) and Saul Canelo Alvarez

(Photo : Getty Images) Golden Boy Promotions chief Oscar De La Hoya believes there will be a match between Gennady Golovkin (L) and Saul Canelo Alvarez in the near future, but that the potential bout would need some time to "marinate" for the fans.

Golden Boy Promotions chief and former world boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya is not still keen on pairing his ward Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) against boxing's newest sensation Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs) because he claims that a fight of such magnitude needs time to "marinate."

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De La Hoya told reporters at Boxing Scene that a Canelo-Golovkin fight would be interesting, but it need to take "just a bit" time to build up before the boxing community would be ready for it to become a blockbuster.

However, the 42-year-old six-division world champion admitted that it would not take too long before fans would be able to enjoy the exciting matchup as he likes his meat "medium-rare" and not overcooked, citing an analogy of cooking steaks in reference to the potential bout.

"In the meantime, Triple G is now fighting with tough guys, Canelo is fighting with tough guys. They might lose, they might win. That's the risk we have to take. The vision, the game plan, is to have them meet, sooner than later," De La Hoya said.

"It will be like two Mack trucks colliding. It will be the next super fight for the sport of boxing," he added.

Meanwhile, Yahoo Sports indicated that De La Hoya believes Canelo's Nov. 21 fight with middleweight champion Miguel Cotto would be a great "launching pad" for the fighter if he could pull off a spectacular victory over the Puerto Rican legend.

Álvarez is set to challenge Cotto for his WBC, Lineal and The Ring Middleweight titles at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and a victory would certainly elevate him to another level.

The article disclosed that De La Hoya is not 100 percent sure of a Canelo victory, but that they would still pursue a match with Golovkin whatever the outcome may be.

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