Press event free and open to the public
WHO: Canelo Alvarez, Two-time Division World Champion
Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., Former WBC World Middleweight Champion
WHAT: Two-division world champion Canelo Álvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) and former WBC World
Middleweight Champion Julio César Chávez, Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) will embark on a four city
international press tour beginning Monday, February 20 to engage with fans and the media ahead
of their Cinco de Mayo weekend showdown set for Saturday, May 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00
p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Canelo and Chavez, Jr. will kick-off the four city, international press tour in Mexico City on Feb. 20
that will travel to New York on Feb. 21, Houston on Feb. 23, and end with a press event and fan
fiesta blowout in Los Angeles on Feb. 24.
This marks the third promotional boxing event hosted at Minute Maid Park in the past three years.
In May of 2015, Minute Maid Park hosted the Canelo Alvarez vs. James Kirkland 12-round super
welterweight bout, which was televised live on HBO.
WHEN: Thursday, February 23, 2017
12:00 p.m. CT Media and fan arrival
1:00 p.m. CT Press conference begins
WHERE: Minute Maid Park
501 Crawford St, Houston, TX
Canelo vs. Chávez, Jr. is a 12-round fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Tecate, BORN BOLD. The event will take place on Saturday, May 6 at T-Mobile Arena and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com and www.hbo.com/boxing; follow on Twitter @GoldenBoyBoxing, @OscarDeLaHoya, @hboboxing; become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing and www.Facebook.com/HBOboxing; follow on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing, @HBOboxing and @OscarDeLaHoya; follow the conversation using #CaneloChavezJr.
Ramiro Gonzalez, Golden Boy Promotions: (213) 489-5631
Stefan Friedman/Kristen Rockwell Caloca, Mercury: (424) 202-1671
Guadalupe Valencia for Chavez, Jr.: (619) 454-7318
Patrick Byrne, HBO: (212) 512-1361
Kevin Flaherty, HBO: (212) 512-5052
Scott Ghertner/Katharine Sherrer, MGM Resorts International: (702) 692-6700