Oscar De La Hoya had a meeting with Bob Arum earlier in the week to discuss possible future match ups to help end the cold war between the once feuding promotional companies Golden Boy and Top Rank.
A match up between Manny Pacquiao and Danny Garcia was mentioned during the meeting and De La Hoya even said Manager Al Haymon liked the idea.
Garcia is undefeated and holds the WBA/WBC belts at 140 pounds, Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach suggested that his fighter could go down to 140 to fight for a junior welterweight world title and mentioned Garcia as his first choice of opponent.
The match would be a huge fight but first Pacquiao must get passed Chris Algieri on November 22 in Macau, Chin. Should Algieri pull off the upset and beat Pacquiao he will hold both WBO titles at 140 and 147 pound divisions, and would be a logical fight for Danny Garcia to either unify the belts at junior welterweight or move up to try and fight for the welterweight title.
Another possible super fight being discussed for 2015 is a bought between Mexican super star Canelo Alvarez and WBC middleweight Puerto Rican star Miguel Cotto. The Canelo vs. Cotto fight would be a classic Mexico vs. Puerto Rico rivalry that would sell out the arena if made and do big numbers on Pay-Per-View.
The two promoters coming together and squashing their differences is a positive sign for boxing, the cold war seemed to stem around the whole Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather bout that never materialized. Since former CEO Richard Schaefer left Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar has been steadily trying to move in the right direction with his company in order to open doors to make the great fights the fans want to see.