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 Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) and British Muslim boxing star Amir “King” Khan (34-3, 19 KOs) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas live on HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET.
“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.