CANELO ALVAREZ AND AMIR KHAN TO EMBARK ON A THREE-CITY INTERNATIONAL PRESS TOUR BEGINNING NEXT WEEK
All Events Are Open To The Public!
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 24, 2016) – The boxing world was shocked when Golden Boy Promotions announced on Feb. 2 that WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) would make his first title defense of 2016 against former two-time world champion and resurgent contender Amir “King” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) on Cinco de Mayo weekend, Saturday, May 7 at the new T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas. The event 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 Khan will kick-off a three city, international press tour in London on Feb. 29 that will travel to New York on March 1 and end in Los Angeles on March 2.
PLEASE NOTE: Individual media alerts with more details for each city are forthcoming.
Monday, February 29 – London, United KingdomLocation: The Park Plaza Riverbank London – Ballroom
18 Albert Embarkment, SE1 7TJ London, UK
Press Arrival Time: 10:00 a.m. GMT
Fan Arrival Time: 11:00 a.m. GMT
Press Conference Begins: 12:00 p.m. GMT
Tuesday, March 1 – New York, New YorkLocation: Hard Rock Café New York – Live Venue
1501 Broadway New York, NY 10036 (Corner of Broadway and 43rd St.)
Press & Fan Arrival Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Press Conference Begins: 1:00 p.m. ET
Wednesday, March 2 – Los Angeles, CaliforniaLocation: Universal CityWalk – Five Towers Stage
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608 (Adjacent to AMC Theaters)
Press & Fan Arrival Time: 3:00 p.m. PT
Press Conference Begins: 6:00 p.m. PT
Canelo vs. Khan, a 12-round fight for Canelo’s WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Championships, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, BORN BOLD, O’Reilly Auto Parts and Casa Mexico Tequila. The mega-event will take place on Saturday, May 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas 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 or www.HBO.com/boxing, follow us on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @TMobileArena, @canelo, @amirkingkhan, @OscarDeLaHoya @HBOboxing, become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing, www.Facebook.com/tmobilearena and www.Facebook.com.HBOboxing, join us on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing, @tmobilearena, @canelo, @amirkingkhan, @OscarDeLaHoya and OscarDeLaHoya, and follow the conversation using #CaneloKhan.
CONTACTS:Ramiro Gonzalez/Cecilia Zuniga, Golden Boy Promotions: (213) 489-5631
Stefan Friedman/Kristen Rockwell Caloca, Mercury: (323) 308-8598
Kevin Flaherty, HBO: (212) 512-5052
Patrick Byrne, HBO: (212) 512-1361
Scott Ghertner/Kristen Cadenhead, MGM Resorts International: (702) 692-6700
Ed Keenan, EMC Events: (609) 432-7859
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