Coach: Gennady Golovkin Is Done – Fight With Oscar De La Hoya Is ‘a Toss Up’

Published 11/27/2020, 3:58 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Canelo Alvarez (L) and WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin face off during a news conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on September 12, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Golovkin will defend his titles against Alvarez at T-Mobile Arena on September 16 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Famous internet boxing coach, Coach Sammy, has had his say on the potential Oscar De La Hoya vs Gennady Golovkin fight. Reports suggest that the Golden Boy Promotions star is serious about fighting GGG. The 47-year-old wants not only to return to the sport, but he also does not want to follow Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr by fighting exhibitions. Instead, he wants a few of the top fighters.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 05: Gennady Golovkin is awarded victory in his IBF middleweight title bout against Sergiy Derevyanchenko at Madison Square Garden on October 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

Top of his list is Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin and Coach Sammy says the fight is closer than people think. Speaking to EsNews, he said, “I think it’s a toss-up. De La Hoya, when he left the ring, even though he lost, but he was not a washed-up fighter. He was not that washed-up. Triple G right now, in the last couple of fights I’ve seen him, he don’t… It seems to me that he’s still fighting, but he’s done.”

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We’re not so sure many fans will agree with the YouTube sensation, other than maybe De La Hoya himself. The promoter himself told BoxingScene, “You know how easy GGG would be for me? Oh, my gosh. It would be a high-profile fight for sure”.

READ: Former WBA Welterweight Champion Calls for a Rematch With Boxing Legend Oscar De La Hoya

Is the Oscar De La Hoya vs Gennady Golovkin fight possible?

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In a time where YouTubers are calling out boxing legends, it is difficult to rule anything out. Despite this, we can not see any athletic commission allowing 47-year-old De La Hoya to get into the ring with an active fighter; especially not a fighter with the pedigree of Gennady Golovkin.

If De La Hoya was to return, it would be more advisable for him to fight someone his age, who would also be looking for a comeback. However, this does not interest the charismatic promoter, and he claims he only wants the big names. Do you see Oscar De La Hoya returning to boxing in 2021?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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