GOLDEN BOY promoter Oscar De La Hoya admits Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez has to happen. But he wants to wait until it is the biggest event in boxing.

“The question is not if, but when,” De La Hoya said of making the middleweight unification. “That’s a fight that as a promoter, it’s a fight that I want to see; that the world wants to see, but as a promoter, I want it to be the biggest event in the history of this sport to attract fans and to bring back the fans that we lost when people witnessed Manny Pacquiao versus Mayweather.”

“So my question every single day is:  How can I accomplish that?” he continued. “But this fight has to happen at the perfect moment, at the perfect time, and I think we’re getting close.”

But he was unwilling to discuss it further before Alvarez’s fight with Amir Khan. “I cannot talk to you and say that Amir Khan is an easy fight, because it’s not. You know, there’s a rematch clause in place for a reason because Amir Khan is a real threat,” De La Hoya said.

I cannot commit to something, if this fight hasn’t even happened.”