Cinco de Mayo Weekend just got more caliente as Golden Boy Promotions has turned up the heat for a packed weekend of boxing to kick off the highly anticipated showdown between Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) and Amir “King” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) on Saturday, May 7 at the new T-Mobile Arena.
As a special treat for all Las Vegas boxing fans, Golden Boy Promotions will present a free night of outdoor boxing on Friday, May 6 at the Toshiba Plaza adjacent to the state-of-the-art T-Mobile Arena. Located on the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, fans will get to see Canelo and Khan face off for the final time during their official weigh-in on the Toshiba Plaza immediately followed by a night of action-packed fights starting at 4:00 p.m. PT.
For fight fans watching the festivities from home, Estrella TV will present a special three hour broadcast of boxing with the main event featuring Tijuana knockout artist and former lightweight world title challenger Marvin “Cachorro” Quintero (28-6, 24 KOs). He will defend his NABF Lightweight Title against current NABA Lightweight Champion Petr “Zar” Petrov (36-4-2, 17 KOs) of Ryazan, Russia in a 10-round winner-takes-all event.
In the televised co-main event, Mexican warrior and former WBA Interim Super Lightweight World Champion Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (29-4-1, 21 KOs) will take on the resilient Alan Sanchez (17-3-1, 9 KOs) of Fairfield, Calif.in 10 rounds of guaranteed excitement for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Welterweight Title. Opening the televised Estrella TV broadcast, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico’s Horacio “Violento” Garcia (30-1-0, 22 KOs) is scheduled to participate in a 10-round super bantamweight fight against an opponent to be announced shortly.
“Golden Boy Promotions is giving back to all the boxing fans in Las Vegas and kicking off Cinco de Mayo weekend on May 6 with an action-packed night of free boxing to get everyone warmed up for Canelo vs. Khan,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Golden Boy is committed to bring the best in boxing and the fights featured on May 6 are guaranteed non-stop action between fighters in their prime battling for titles that will get them closer to becoming the next world champions.”
“We are excited to have Petr Petrov fighting on this great weekend of boxing,” said Arthur R. Pelullo, President and CEO of Banner Promotio’ns. “Petr is on the cusp of fighting for a world title and winning this fight will gain him the NABF title, which will be added to his NABA title and will solidify him as one of the best lightweight’s in the world.”
Part of the non-televised card but still streaming live on Ring TV, Oscar “Ratón” Cortes (25-2, 13 KOs) of Zapopan, Mexico will participate in an eight-round lightweight clash and fan favorite Joet Gonzalez (12-0, 6 KOs) of Glendora, CA will go up against Chihuahua, Mexico’s Ricardo “Cepillo” Proano (11-3, 9 KOs) in a six-round featherweight bout. Leaving behind a highly decorated amateur career, Santa Ana, Calif.’s Alexis Rocha (1-0) has the entire boxing world buzzing as he fights professionally for the second time in a four-round super welterweight bout. Opponents will be announced shortly.
Marvin Quintero vs. Petr Petrov is a 10-round fight for the NABF and NABA Lightweight title and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Banner Promotions and sponsored by “Cerveza Tecate, Born Bold.” The festivities begin immediately after the Canelo vs. Khan official weigh-in at the outdoor Toshiba Plaza in front of T-Mobile Arena with the first bout starting at 4:30 p.m. PT. The Estrella TV Boxeo Estelar broadcast will air live on Friday, May 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT and will stream live simultaneously on estrellaTV.com and on YouTube via Fenomeno Studios: youtube.com/FenomenoStudios. The Ring TV live stream will begin at approximately 4:30 p.m. PT through 9:00 p.m. PT