Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland to participate in media workouts today at Minute Maid Park

Canelo and Kirkland to throw out ceremonial first pitches prior to 7:10 p.m. Astros vs. Rangers game

HOUSTON, TX- Boxing stars Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland will participate in media workouts today in the Union Station Lobby of Minute Maid Park. The workout is free and open to the public. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. and below is a full schedule of fighters participating in the workout:

3:00 p.m. CANELO VS. KIRKLAND FIGHTER MEDIA WORKOUTS                                                                                        

                         OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

                         Location: Minute Maid Park, Union Station Lobby, 501 Crawford St., Houston, TX 77002

                         3:00 p.m. - Doors Open

                         4:00 p.m. - Antonio Capulin, Eugene Hill, Alfonso Lopez Workout

                         4:20 p.m. - James Leija Jr., Ryan Martin, Luis Guevara Workout

                         4:40 p.m. - Joseph Diaz Jr., Taishan & KeAndre Gibson Workout

                         5:00 p.m. - Humberto Soto Workout

                         5:15 p.m. - James Kirkland Workout

                         5:30 p.m. - Frankie Gomez Workout

                         5:45 p.m. - Canelo Alvarez Workout

Following the workout, Alvarez and Kirkland will throw out ceremonial first pitches on the field prior to the Astros vs. Rangers 7:10 p.m. contest. Both fighters will be available to Astros-credentialed media on the field at 6:30 p.m.

TICKET PROMOTIONS AND AVAILABILITY

VIP Premium Seating tickets have recently been made available in the Diamond Club and Insperity Club sections of Minute Maid Park. Tickets are $250 each and include food and non-alcoholic beverages. To reserve your VIP Premium Seat for Minute Maid Park's first-ever live boxing event, please call 713-259-8350.

Starting today, Astros fans can receive a 20% discount off of select tickets to the Canelo vs. Kirkland fight by presenting today's Astros game ticket or any future Astros game ticket at the Minute Maid Park Box Office. Additional fees may apply, offer valid at the Minute Maid Park Box Office only and this offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

Fans can also receive a free hot dog and 22 oz. soda with a $50 fight ticket as part of the F&B combo deal. Use code MMPFOOD online at www.astros.com/boxing or at the

The schedule for the rest of the week is as follows:

 

THURSDAY, MAY 7

12:00 p.m. FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE

                         Location: J. W. Marriott Downtown, Picasso Rooms 1-3, 806 Main St., Houston, TX 77002

                         12:00 p.m. - Media Arrival and Lunch

                         1:00 p.m. - Press Conference Begins

 

FRIDAY, MAY 8

2:00 p.m. OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN

                         OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

                         Location: Minute Maid Park, Union Station Lobby, 501 Crawford St, Houston, TX 77002

                         2:00 p.m. - Doors Open

                         3:00 p.m. - Official Weigh-in & Live Stream Begins

                        

                         Note: View live on www.goldenboypromotions.com and the Golden Boy Promotions YouTube

                         Channel

                         *This is a live event please arrive promptly*

 

4:00 p.m. POST WEIGH-IN MEET & GREET PARTY HOSTED BY CORONA EXTRA

                         OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

                         Location: Hard Rock Café, 502 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002

                         Confirmed to Attend: Oscar De La Hoya, Bernard Hopkins, Jesse James Leija, Taishan,

                         Joseph Diaz Jr. & James Leija Jr. 

                      

SATURDAY, MAY 9

11:00 a.m. MINUTE MAID DOORS OPEN

                         For full information on all of the undercard fights, please visit www.magnamedia.com and follow

                         the SENSATIONAL UNDERCARD ADDITIONS link

 

11:00 a.m. SPONSOR VILLAGE

                         Golden Boy Promotions presents "Sponsor Village," which opens at 11:00 a.m. and will feature a

                         DJ, folkloric dancers, bands and more. "Sponsor Village" will be located on the Plaza on Crawford

                         Street adjacent to Minute Maid Park.

 

11:20 a.m. FIRST FIGHT BEGINS

 

8:00 p.m. HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® TELECAST BEGINS

 

Following Fight- POST-FIGHT PRESS CONFERENCE

                         Location: Minute Maid Park, Press Conference Room, Service Level

 

*Events/Schedule Subject to Change

 

CREDENTIAL DISTRIBUTION:

You may claim your fight night credential on Saturday, May 9 beginning at 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. from the Auxiliary Ticket Windows #5-8 along Texas Ave. near the Atrium Entrance of Minute Maid Park. Please be prepared to show a photo ID (driver's license or passport) to pick up your credential.

 

CANELO VS. KIRKLAND FIGHT INFO:

Canelo Alvarez vs. James Kirkland is a 12-round super welterweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Canelo Promotions, SMS Promotions and Leija*Battah Promotions. The fight will take place Saturday, May 9 at Minute Maid Park in Houston Texas and is sponsored by Corona Extra, Mexico - Live it to Believe it!, Fred Loya Insurance and O'Reilly Auto Parts. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. CT and first bout starts at 11:10 a.m. CT, the HBO World Championship Boxing telecast begins at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

An all-new edition of 24/7 Alvarez/Kirkland debuts Tuesday, May 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.

Tickets for May 9 Canelo vs. Kirkland are priced at $350, $150, $100, $50, $25 and $10, plus applicable fees and service charges, and are on sale now and available for purchase at Astros.com/boxing, the Minute Maid Park Box Office (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, online at www.ticketmaster.com. There is a 19-ticket limit per household.