Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. to Stop at Minute Maid Park on February 23

Press event free and open to the public

**MEDIA ALERT**

CANELO ALVAREZ AND JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ, JR. TO STOP AT MINUTE MAID PARK ON FEBRUARY 23

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

 

INFORMATION:                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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.

 

CONTACTS:

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

Credentials: www.magnamedia.com

 

-ASTROS-