Talks of a mega-money fight between Mayweather and UFC star McGregor have been in the pipeline for months but a financial plan over the scrap is proving to be a “nightmare.”
And it is putting the proposed bout that the world wants to see in serious jeopardy.
But De La Hoya, who endured defeat against Mayweather in 2007 through a unanimous decision, believes the “Money” should be thinking about other plans.
Alvarez takes on IBF-WBA-WBC middleweight champ Golovkin on September 16 in a Las Vegas showdown.
And De La Hoya thinks the winner of that fight should take on the great Mayweather.
Speaking to TMZ Sports, he said: “I have news for Mayweather – forget about Conor McGregor, he has no experience in the boxing ring.
“Mayweather is way better than that. Mayweather is the best of the best.
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“Mayweather should go after the winner of Canelo vs triple G.
“Come on, Mayweather is better than fighting a guy who is 0-0.”
Mayweather, 40, hasn’t fought since September 2015 but appears to have other interests in mind after throwing wads of cash around his own strip club.
Girl Collection, the name of Mayweather’s new business scheme, is set to open in Las Vegas very soon and will be aimed at “high-end” clientele.