Sunday, December 04, 2022  |

By Oscar De La Hoya

Dear Boxing Fan,

When I started Golden Boy Promotions in the early 2000s, I had a vision of creating a company that was innovative, forward-thinking, and gave fans what they wanted: action-packed fights and can’t-miss, extraordinary moments. That vision has propelled us to this moment, making history with you, the boxing fan, as witness at Madison Square Garden. 

On Saturday, the WBC, WBA, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion, Canelo Alvarez, will step into the ring for his first-ever athletic performance inside of Madison Square Garden. The walls of MSG have housed some of the most brilliant performances in boxing history, including Jake LaMotta, Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Gordie Howe, Lou Fontinato, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, Bernard Hopkins, Felix Trinidad and of course – yours truly – to just name a few. 

Not only will Canelo be stepping into a new home venue, this will be his first fight on his new home platform and exclusive, livestreaming partner, DAZN. Boxing fans watching ringside or watching the inaugural livestream in the U.S. and abroad will see Canelo attempt to become a three-division world champion and join the illustrious list of greats from Mexico – IF he beats Rocky Fielding. 

Rocky Fielding, the current WBA Super Middleweight Champion, has the opportunity of a lifetime to pull the career upset of our time. A true “Rocky” story of this boxing era, Fielding is making history as well – this being his first fight on U.S. soil. He is a dangerous opponent for Canelo, and we are expecting nothing less than non-stop action to take place between these two world champions. 

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think we would have the opportunity to create incredible events like this, and that’s because of you, boxing fan. I’d also like to thank our wonderful sponsors Tecate, “The Official Beer of Boxing,” Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle,” Fred Loya Insurance, and Miss Bala for their continuous support over the years and for time to come. 

Enjoy Canelo vs. Rocky! 




Oscar De La Hoya
Chairman & CEO – Golden Boy Promotions



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