Oscar De La Hoya during media day in Carson, California with Marcos Maidana (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)
By Chris Robinson
There is no bigger fight on the boxing horizon than the September 14 super fight between WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and welterweight and junior middleweight titlist Floyd Mayweather.
Set to go down inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Mayweather’s skills, cunning, and experience will meet up with the youth, strength and power of Alvarez in a fight that looks to be an excellent matchup up on paper.
However, while most view the 22-year old Alvarez as an extremely legitimate challenge to Mayweather, veteran HBO unofficial ringside judge Harold Lederman seems to share a slightly different view.
During a recent conversation with Tha Boxing Voice, Lederman gave the edge to Oscar De La Hoya, who lost a split decision to Mayweather in May of 2007, as far as being the tougher opponent for Mayweather.