Oscar De La Hoya sat down with Forbes contributor and The Fight Guys® founder Peter Kahn as he reflected on 2017 and why Golden Boy Promotions is set up for a big year in 2018.
It's been said that the anticipation for an event is often greater than the event itself. Like the foreplay before losing your virginity and then - whoops - it's over. Or going to watch a Mark Wahlberg movie. But Canelo vs. Golovkin may be even better than you expect.
Mayweather vs. McGregor is Entertainment; Canelo vs. Golovkin is War
If you'd rather watch a competitive fight than a competitive press conference, save your dollars for September 16, when Mexican megastar and Ring Magazine middleweight champion, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-1, 34KO), takes on Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33KO), holder of the WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO titles.
Mayweather vs. McGregor Finalized for 8/26, Las Vegas
Rumored for months, the biggest event in all of combat sports is official. Floyd Mayweather (49-0, 26KO) will take on UFC star, Conor McGregor (21-3, 18KO) - in a boxing match - on August 26 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Don't confuse the size of the event with the competitiveness.
Rising Light Heavyweight Star Ahmed Elbiali Looks to Extend Unbeaten Record
Ahmed Elbiali (15-0, 12KO) looks primed to be among the top light heavyweights in the world. He returns to the ring on Tuesday, July 18 at Rapides Coliseum in Alexandria, LA on Premier Boxing Champions' FS1's "Toe to Toe" Tuesdays, where he'll take on the hard-punching Leo Hall (8-2, 7KO).