After he lost his big showdown on a scale right around two years back at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Coachella boxer Randy Caballero requested that his promoter coordinate him with a major name. He needed to move back to boxing's summit as fast as possible, and he figured he'd have to stay unbeaten and bring down a couple of main events all the while.
Caballero will get what he's been requesting on Sept. 16, when confronts his promoter's cousin, unbeaten Diego De La Hoya, on the HBO pay-per-see undercard of a standout amongst the most expected headliners in the game's history, between middleweight champions Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin PPV.
De La Hoya affirmed to The Desert Sun that he has acknowledged the battle and the terms, and he is currently sitting tight for Caballero to sign.
That both Caballero and De La Hoya prepare in the Coachella Valley will most likely be an impressive storyline prompting the battle. Caballero trains at the storied Coachella Boxing Club. De La Hoya trains with adored mentor Joel Diaz 4.7 miles away at the Indio Boys and Girls Club.
Reports circled late Tuesday and into Wednesday that De La Hoya had declined the battle, however Diaz and De La Hoya said it's false. De La Hoya acknowledged the battle and was simply arranging a superior arrangement. An official declaration from Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions is normal this week.
"Many people confound things and they don't comprehend," Diaz said. "Boxing is a game and it's a business. …It isn't so much that he wouldn't like to take the battle. It's quite recently that his chief feels that he merits minimal more cash for that specific occasion, and that is it.
"It's a done arrangement."
De La Hoya will start preparing camp in Indio on Monday.
"It will be an incredible battle," Diego De La Hoya said. "Two undefeated contenders. It will be an incredible undercard. It will be an exceptionally touchy battle, I can disclose to you that."
The week started with Diaz discussing the potential battle with Golden Boy officials Eric Gomez and Robert Diaz, who skimmed the possibility of the battle. Joel De La Hoya, Diego's supervisor, revealed to Diaz that their warrior was offered first and that he acknowledged the battle. Brilliant Boy at that point went to Caballero, who likewise acknowledged.
De La Hoya shot a content to Diaz that read in Spanish: "I'm prepared to go. Mentor, I got this."
In spite of the fact that he comprehends the idea of arrangements, Caballero (24-0, 14 knockouts) had not been informed that a battle is approaching. In this way, he endeavored to prod De La Hoya into tolerating the terms by saying openly that it was De La Hoya, not him, who directed the breaks on the session. It was a strange move for the generally hesitant Caballero, however demonstrative of the amount he needed the matchup.