Mauricio Herrera and Abner Mares are being considered for the Showtime PPV undercard of the July 12 Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara main event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, according to Golden Boy Vice President and matchmaker Eric Gomez.
Avoided junior middleweight standout Erislandy Lara challenged popular former champ Canelo Alvarez and – to his surprise – he got the fight. The two top 154-pound contenders will meet in a non-title bout on Showtime PPV on July 12.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. had some stream-of-consciousness fun while announcing his fight with Marcos Maidana to a packed room of media inside the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the site of the May 3 Showtime PPV event.
Leo Santa Cruz is shy young man from a humble background but he wants to one day headline the big events. The WBC 122-pound titleholder will get closer to that goal if he beats savvy vet Cristian Mijares tonight on the Canelo-Angulo undercard.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will host a press conference to formally announce his Showtime PPV matchup against Marcos Maidana May 3 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The press event will take place at 12-noon PT and will be streamed live by Showtime Sports.
Canelo Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo had vocal fans supporting them at the kick-off press conference for their March 8 PPV headliner in L.A. However, it remains to be seen if fans across the U.S. will purchase the Mexican showdown given both fighters are coming off losses.
All Access: Mayweather vs. Canelo premieres next Saturday on Showtime, preceding the Abner Mares-Jhonny Gonzalez WBC featherweight title bout. The series documents Floyd Mayweather’s and Canelo Alvarez’s lives during the build up to their anticipated Sept. 14 junior middleweight championship bout.
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.
Floyd Mayweather introduced Robert Guerrero during thier post-fight press conference, gave the challeger his due respect, and then spoke to the media about what it’s like facing him in the ring, his training camp and growing his promotional company.
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: Abner Mares answers fans’ questions about his May 4 challenge to WBC featherweight titleholder Daniel Ponce de Leon; future fights with Nonito Donaire, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Mikey Garcia and Gary Russell Jr.; and the meaning of his walk-in skull bandanas.