Saturday’s pay-per-view card headlined by Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul Alvarez has been generating an unbelievable buzz in Las Vegas since early in fight week. The turnout for Friday’s weigh-in is something that had to be seen to be believed.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. says if anyone thinks that Canelo Alvarez’s knockdown success in his past two fights will mean anything on Saturday, think again.
Pics from Las Vegas as Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez stepped up to the podium for the last time before their fight on Saturday night. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez arrived in Las Vegas on Tuesday along with Danny Garcia, Lucas Matthysse and the rest of the Sept. 14 fighters. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
If the initial numbers are to be believed, then the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Saul Alvarez junior middleweight championship match is already a record-breaking boxing event — and is perhaps poised to take down the biggest record of them all.
Veteran sports broadcaster Alan Massengale gives his thoughts on the multi-city press tour for the anticipated Floyd Mayweather-Saul “Canelo” Alvarez event after covering the final stop in Los Angeles for RingTV.com.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez spoke to the media about his Sept. 14 showdown with Floyd Mayweather after their kick-off presser in NYC. Canelo is motivated and confident that he will have the speed and gameplan to beat the pound-for-pound king.
Showtime Sports will offer live streams of today’s kick-off press conference from Times Square in New York City announcing the mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET/ noon PT.
The press tour for the Sept. 14 Floyd Mayweather-Saul “Canelo” Alvarez Showtime PPV event that takes place at MGM Grand in Las Vegas begins on Monday, June 24, in New York City, and will include 11 cities and two countries. All 11 events will be open to the public.
While not counting Saul “Canelo” Alvarez out, many fans are unsure if the 22-year-old junior middleweight champ is ready to topple future hall-of-famer Floyd Mayweather when they meet on Sept. 14, according to a recent RingTV.com poll.
Sugar Ray Leonard, who fought Donny Lalonde at a catchweight, talks about the Floyd Mayweather-Saul Alvarez fight and catchweight, adding “If there is any opportunity to beat Mayweather, it’s now.”
Junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara faces Alfredo Angulo in the Showtime-televised co-feature to the June 8 Marcos Maidana-Josesito Lopez fight. “Angulo stands in my way of becoming a world champion and I’m not going to let him derail me from my goal,” Lara told RingTV.com.