De la Hoya: Canelo is the best, then Crawford and Lomachenko

Oscar De La Hoya, once an outstanding boxer, now a recognized promoter and the head of Golden Boy Promotion, has published his personal list of the three best P4P fighters.

Oscar De La Hoya
Oscar De La Hoya

Despite “exclusively business relations” with his ward, De La Hoya praises the skills of Saul Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 KOs), who balances between middleweight and light heavyweight division. One way or another, De La Hoya was the promoter of Canelo for many years. On second and third place, Oscar put Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs), WBC, WBA and WBO lightweight champion, and Terence Crawford (36-0, 27 KOs), WBO welterweight champion, who previously also owned titles in the two lower weight limits.

“Given who he was fighting with and who he wants to fight in the near future, I have to put Canelo first. He is probably the only boxer today who does not really cherry pick his opponents and wants to fece the best. Others ask for money first. The next two are Crawford and Lomachenko. They are close to each other in this rankings, and I cannot decide who is higher and who is lower. Terence can become a mega-star, and Vasyl, after winning titles in the featherweight, super featherweight and now lightweight divisions, in my opinion, can still rise to the super lightweights and welterweights,” De La Hoya said.

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