Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya is no fan of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's views of Mexicans and Muslims and on Wednesday offered him a pair of ringside tickets to watch middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez's defense against Amir Khan on May 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
During an interview on "Cavuto Coast to Coast" on Fox Business News, De La Hoya, whose family immigrated from Mexico to Los Angeles, pushed back against policies Trump has campaigned on, which include building a wall on the United States-Mexico border in order to keep Mexicans out and barring Muslims from entering the country.
"I want to take this opportunity to invite Mr. Trump to the Canelo versus Khan fight on May 7 in Las Vegas," De La Hoya said. "I have Amir Khan, a Muslim fighter from the U.K., 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."
When asked how he came up with the Alvarez-Khan match, De La Hoya said he was inspired by Trump's controversial comments to match "these two popular and diversely cultural fighters together in the ring."
Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) won the middleweight title by decision against Miguel Cotto in November and will be making his first defense against former unified junior welterweight titleholder Khan (34-3, 19 KOs) in the main event of an HBO PPV card.