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Could the most important fight of the year be held at Dodger Stadium?
It appears that the home of the Los Angeles Dodgers is a strong candidate.
According to Lance Pugmire of the LA Times, Magic Johnson has made a “very nice” offer to Oscar De La Hoya to host the upcoming Middleweight championship bout between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.
“I can’t reveal details, but Magic Johnson made a very nice offer. It’s a nice package I have to consider,” De La Hoya told the LA Times.
“I like the fact that we were both in the ’92 Olympics, that we’re both L.A. boys, that we’re both entrepreneurs and that we’re both friends. So, it’s very intriguing.”
Indeed, both men have a long history in Southern California, which makes it very possible that the fight could head to Dodger Stadium.
However, there are also other venues who are interested in hosting the fight, including the [email protected] Stadium, the MGM Grand, the T-Mobile Arena, Wembley Stadium, and Madison Square Garden. A venue in Las Vegas is very likely as the area is known for its lucrativeness.
Needless to say, De La Hoya has many choices to choose from, but a fight at Dodger Stadium would make perfect sense as both fighters have had a lot of success when fighting in Southern California venues.
Though Alvarez has not fought in California in several years, he would not have any trouble filling any arena there. Alvarez is arguably the current face of boxing, though across the pond, fans of Anthony Joshua might say otherwise.
Golovkin has also done very well at the StubHub Center and at the Forum, where deafening crowds of boxing fans saw him defeat Marco Antonio Rubio, Dominic Wade, and Willie Monroe Jr.
The list of opponents fought in Los Angeles isn’t very impressive, so perhaps Los Angeles fans of Golovkin would appreciate a tough fight.
What do you think about a fight being made at Dodger Stadium? Is it better then yet another fight being held in Vegas? Let us know in the comments section below.
Check out the post-fight interview with Alvarez after his win against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. below:
Gabe Rivas has written for Round By Round Boxing since July of 2013. He studies Literature and Philosophy, tutors English, and teaches Boxing. Follow him on Instagram and on Twitter @GabeRivas03.