De La Hoya favors Crawford over Canelo if they fought

In a month's time, Canelo Alvarez will defend his undisputed super middleweight championship against Jermell Charlo, who is moving up two weight divisions and also happens to be the undisputed junior middleweight world champion, as the two will fight on September 30th, on pay-per-view.

Yesterday at a Golden Boy Promotions press event which highlighted the biggest names of their promotion for their upcoming September cards, CEO and founder Oscar De La Hoya, gave his thoughts on another bout with the fighter he used to promote, Canelo Alvarez. De La Hoya talked about if Canelo were to face Terence Crawford. 

"In Crawford's case, he is a big guy, but he doesn't rely on his power, [but] his IQ," said De La Hoya to ESNews. "What he did to [Errol] Spence was magic, it was incredible, amazing."

Despite this impending match-up with Charlo, some were interested in how Canelo would do in mega-fight against undisputed welterweight world champion Terence Crawford if he were to move up to fight him. Oscar De La Hoya, who it is important to note has seemingly tried to work with Crawford in January of this year, puts his faith in Canelo if the two were to fight. 

"I give Crawford all the credit in the world for even thinking about fighting Canelo," said De La Hoya to "If that fight ever takes place I have Crawford, a thousand percent."

An interesting wrinkle to the bout is that both fighters are the same height as they are listed at 5-foot-8, but De La Hoya continues to praise Crawford for his tremendous ring IQ.

If it were to happen it would feature Crawford looking to become a three-division undisputed world champion, a feat never accomplished in the four-belt era.

"Crawford is such a smart fighter, he is like Bruce Lee," continued De La Hoya to ESNews. "If that fight ever happens, which I don't think it will...I have to go with Crawford."