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.
RingTV.com editor Doug Fischer gave his thoughts on the “MAY DAY” PPV event from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Fischer was impressed with Floyd Mayweather and Abner Mares, both of whom exhibited elite form while defeating Robert Guerrero and Daniel Ponce de Leon.
REAL TALK caught up with welterweight contender Victor Ortiz, who answered fans’ questions about his recent training tryout with Freddie Roach and potential future fights with Amir Khan, Gabriel Rosado and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
Undefeated WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin spoke to RingTV’s Dominic Verdin about his HBO-televised fight with Gabriel Rosado on Jan. 19. Golovkin, who is wrapping up camp in Big Bear, Calif., says he wants to bring “action and drama” to his fights.
Austin Trout told the boxing media that he’s going after the other 154-pound titleholders, especially Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, who he believes he would beat as soundly as he did Miguel Cotto.
Miguel Cotto did not like how wide the scorecards were for his unanimous decision loss to Austin Trout on Saturday in New York City, where the Puerto Rican star was previously unbeaten, but there’s no doubt that the 27-year-old southpaw deserved to win.