Oscar De La Hoya Challenges Donald Trump
Laying down the gauntlet against Presidential Candidate Donald Trump for his disparaging comments about Mexicans and Muslims, Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO today offered the GOP frontrunner two free ringside seats to watch the Canelo vs. Khan super-fight showdown on May 7 in Las Vegas during a live interview on Fox Business News TV's "Cavuto Coast to Coast."
On Cinco de Mayo weekend, De La Hoya will bring together Mexican superstar, WBC,Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight Champion Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) and British Muslim boxing star Amir "King" Khan (34-3, 19 KOs) at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for an international boxing event that will be broadcast live on HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
"I want to take this opportunity to invite Mr. Trump to the Canelo vs. Khan fight on May 7 in Las Vegas," said Oscar De La Hoya during his interview with Neil Cavuto on "Cavuto Coast to Coast" today. "I have Amir Khan, a Muslim fighter from the UK, fighting against the most popular boxer in Mexico, Canelo Alvarez, opening up the new T-Mobile Arena. We have an opportunity to show Mr. Trump just what Mexicans and Muslims can achieve -- and in a city that screams America: Las Vegas. Trump, let me invite you so that you can see what a Mexican and a Muslim can generate."
Raised in East Los Angeles by Mexican immigrant parents, De La Hoya named Trump when asked how he came up with the Canelo vs. Khan match, citing Trump's controversial comments of Mexican immigrants and Muslims as an incentive to bring these two popular and diversely cultural fighters together in the ring.
Canelo vs. Khan, a 12-round fight for Canelo's WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Championships, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Canelo Promotions and sponsored by "Cerveza Tecate, Born Bold," O'Reilly Auto Parts, Casa Mexico Tequila, DOOM® -- Fight Like Hell on May 13, and HANDS OF STONE: The True Story of Roberto Duran, in theaters this August. David Lemieux vs. Glen Tapia is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Eye of the Tiger Management and Patrick Teixeira vs. Curtis Stevens is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Main Events. The mega-event will take place Saturday, May 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Episode two of HBO's reality series "24/7 Canelo/Khan" premieres Saturday, April 30 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Liev Schreiber narrates the 18-time Emmy-Award-winning series.
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