De La Hoya says Mayweather should fight GGG or Canelo Alvarez instead of McGregor

Tuesday May 9th, 2017

Oscar De La Hoya believes that Floyd Mayweather is wasting his time challenging Conor McGregor to a fight and if Mayweather plans to get in the ring, should fight Gennaday Golovkin or Canelo Alvarez, De La Hoya said on ESPN's First Take.

A middleweight title bout between Golovkin and Alvarez has been scheduled for September 16.

“Even Floyd, after this fight with Canelo and Golovkin, forget about ‘The Notorious One,’,” De La Hoya said. “Forget about a fighter who has zero experience, who has zero fights, who has zero amateur experience. Forget about that. Mayweather’s better than that. Mayweather, if you want to fight or have a rematch against Canelo, or a fight against Golovkin, go after them. After Canelo and Golovkin fight, go after the winner.”

Charles Barkley on why he started a series on race

Mayweather has not fought since September 2015 and appears to be happily retired. He is 40 years old and fighting Golovkin or Alvarez wouldn't happen until early 2018.

[h/t Yahoo! Sports]

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.