Former multi-time (and multi-peso) boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya, like Mike Tyson before him, will make his return to “sweet science” for a special Triller pay-per-view (PPV) event. Fight Club Month of July.
In “serious talks” with the 48-year-old “Golden Boy” is former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, who is currently signed to ONE Championship in Singapore. In fact, they could close a deal as early as this week.
“There are serious conversations,” Álvarez told ESPN. “They are serious about ‘wanting to make a deal this week.’ It would be a great fight and I have everyone here in Philadelphia supporting me, and all of Philadelphia boxing. [community] to back me up. Going in there to mix it up with that guy would be a dream come true. In fact, I think I would do quite well against him. I’d be insanely excited about that if they realized that. “
While it sounds like a fun fight on paper, Alvarez will have to somehow convince ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong to let another combat sports organization take advantage of one of his top headliners, a problem. common in prize fights, which is why so many companies quit. to co-promotion for the sake of making a deal.
And get people to pay you.
“I spoke briefly with Chatri about that and we will talk more about that and see what comes out of it,” Álvarez continued. “I never get too excited until the papers are in front of me and we have an online agreement and everyone is happy with what is on the paper. They tried to get some bigger names, but the biggest names either outdid themselves or were under contract. “
Expect more on this unfolding story in the coming days.