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Canelo Alvarez’s Next Fight Could Be Staged In One Of Two Bizarre Locations

Canelo Alvarez’s Next Fight Could Be Staged In One Of Two Bizarre Locations

Boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez could have his next fight held at Mount Rushmore or Alcatraz Island, according to Oscar De La Hoya.

The 30-year-old Mexican sensation hasn't fought since last November when he defeated Sergey Kovalev to become a four-division world champion.

Canelo, who is the No 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world right now, was scheduled to return to action in May against British star Billy Joe Saunders.

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But the boxing clash was postponed due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Golden Boy promoter De La Hoya has now suggested that a "venue like Fantasy Springs is very possible" for Canelo's next fight.

But the former boxing superstar didn't rule out the possibility of hosting a Canelo fight at Mount Rushmore or Alcatraz.

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De La Hoya told newspaper The Desert Sun: "You know, a venue like Fantasy Springs is very possible [for Alvarez's next fight].

"It's something we've discussed internally. There would be a lot of excitement.

"I always go back to relationships and Fantasy Springs has been an amazing partner. We love the venue and it's convenient. The fact that the gate is irrelevant, it makes all the sense in the world."

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"So if our options are Mt Rushmore and Alcatraz and Fantasy Springs, I wouldn't mind going to Fantasy Springs because it would be the most convenient for us because of our partnership with the casino."

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Callum Smith's trainer, Joe Gallagher, has suggested that his fighter's "name is still in the frame" for Canelo's next opponent.

"Callum Smith's name is still in the frame and we'll just have to wait and see," he said.

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"I understand there's an amount of money. I understand there's no tickets, I understand there's no fan base.

"I understand there's no money to be made from the promotion. For a promoter, it's very hard, so I do understand."

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Topics: oscar de la hoya, Boxing News, Boxing, Golden Boy, Canelo Alvarez

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]