Jones and De La Hoya meet to talk Canelo-Golovkin in Dallas
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is making a strong push to host Canelo Alvarez’s blockbuster fight with Gennady Golovkin – if it happens.
Golden Boy Promotions executives Oscar De La Hoya and Eric Gomez met with Jones on Thursday to discuss hosting the potential pay-per-view extravaganza at AT&T Stadium, the billion-dollar arena known as “Jerry’s World” in Arlington, Texas, Gomez confirmed with RingTV.com on Friday.
“Yes, we were in Dallas,” Gomez said in a text while adding that Canelo-Golovkin was one of a number of topics that were broached.
Jones has also previously conveyed his interest to Golovkin in hosting the bout. Jones invited Golovkin to watch a Cowboys game at the stadium last season and presented “GGG” with a jersey on the field.
“He is very interested in hosting that fight,” Tom Loeffler, who promotes Golovkin, said in a text on Friday of Jones. “We just have to see what happens with GGG vs. (Dominic) Wade and Canelo-(Amir) Khan and then start working with (Golden Boy), if both are successful in their fights.”
IBF/WBA middleweight titleholder Golovkin is scheduled to defend his titles against Dominic Wade on April 23 while WBC titleholder and RING middleweight champion Alvarez will face Amir Khan on May 7. The winner of Canelo-Khan has been mandated by the WBC to face Golovkin next, according to Loeffler, who added, “We just need Canelo to agree to fight him, if both are successful in their fights as opposed to giving up the WBC middleweight title.”
Jones didn’t immediately return a message for comment. TMZ was the first to report his meeting with the Golden Boy contingent on Thursday.
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