One of boxing's biggest weekends pits the Mexican middleweight star against a British former champion and Olympic silver medalist. Get all your fight week coverage here.
SAN DIEGO, May 4, 2016 – Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Amir “King” Khan participate in the final public news conference leading up to Saturday’s pay per view matchup at the brand new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 7. Watch it live here on Communities Digital News starting at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT.
Khan is stepping up two weight divisions to fight the lineal middleweight champion Alvarez at a catch weight of 155 pounds. Signing the British boxing star as Canelo’s next opponent by Golden Boy Promotions caught everyone by surprise. Alvarez is favored by most experts to win, but Khan’s speed and boxing skills may catch everyone including Alvarez by surprise.
The remainder of the week’s schedule of events and broadcasts for Canelo vs. Khan:
Wednesday, April 6
Canelo vs. Khan Final News Conference, 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT
Undercard Media Workouts, Open to the Public
MGM Grand Race and Sports Book
3:30 p.m. – Diego De La Hoya and Jason Quigley
4:00 p.m. – Glen Tapia and Curtis Stevens
4:30 p.m. – David Lemieux and Frankie Gomez
5:00 p.m. – Mauricio Herrera and Patrick Teixeira
Thursday, April 7
Final undercard news conference, 11 a.m.
Friday, April 8
Free Fan Fiesta, 1 p.m. (local time) including celebrity meet and greet, T-Mobile Arena Toshiba Plaza
Canelo vs. Khan Live Official Weigh-In, 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT
Watch live: https://youtu.be/Uy8PWiKjOz8
Friday fight night event, free and open to the public, doors open 4 p.m. PT, first bout at 4:30 p.m. PT
Marvin Quintero vs. Petr Petrov
T-Mobile Arena Toshiba Plaza
Live telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET /6 p.m. PT
Saturday, May 7
Live Stream: Canelo vs. Khan Non-Televised Undercards (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT
Preliminary undercard live streaming begins at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
HBO PAY-PER-VIEW® broadcast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
The HBO Boxing Podcast will have daily episodes throughout fight week, including live episodes on the ground at the MGM Grand. You can listen to the HBO Boxing Podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hbo-boxing/id847703257?mt=2, SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/hboboxing and Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/hbo-boxing-podcast
Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, is President/Owner of the Falcon Valley Group in San Diego, California. She is also a serious boxing fan covering the Sweet Science for Communities. Read more Ringside Seat in Communities Digital News. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego.
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