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.
Monday, February 29 – London, United Kingdom
Location: 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 York
Location: 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, California
Location: 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.