Join us for the live undercard bouts streaming here starting at 6:30 p.m. ET, then stick around as we follow tonight's action from Texas.
SAN DIEGO, September 17, 2016 – The stage is set, and it’s a mighty big stage, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Jerry Jones and the Cowboys organization welcome world championship boxing to Texas as Saul “Canelo” Alvarez of Mexico (47-1-1, 33 KOs) and Liam “Beefy” Smith of Great Britain (23-0-1, 13 KOs) put on a Mexican Independence Day weekend show. HBO PPV has the broadcast starting with undercard bouts at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
Join Ringside Seat boxing columnist Gayle Falkenthal for a live online chat following the fights tonight from Texas. You don’t have to be watching the PPV to stay updated on all the action. The discussion unfolds below. Join the conversation with fellow fans from the U.S., U.K., Mexico, and around the world.
All fighters on the card made weight Friday. Both Liam Smith and Canelo Alvarez made it right on the nose at 154 pounds. Alvarez weighed in without any briefs on to ensure he’d be at or under the limit.
While most experts see Alvarez as an overwhelming favorite with home field advantage, Smith will not make it easy for him.
On the undercard:
Two former foes of Gennady Golovkin will test themselves, middleweights Gabriel Rosado of Philadelphia now fighting out of Los Angeles (23-9, 13 KOs), and Willie Monroe Jr. of Rochester, New York (20-2, 6 KOs). This has the potential to be the fight of the night. The winner may get a chance against Alvarez later in the year.
Exciting featherweight rising star Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. (21-0, 12 KOs) puts his unbeaten record up against Andrew Cancio of California (17-3-2, 13 KOs). It’s important for Diaz to dazzle and make the most of this visibility on the undercard.
Diego De La Hoya of Mexico (15-0, 9 KOs), Oscar De La Hoya’s young cousin, fights for the WBC Youth Super Bantamweight title against Luis Orland Del Valle (22-2, 16 KOs) in the classic Mexico vs. Puerto Rico contest of the night.
Sadam Ali (21-1, 13 KOs) of Brooklyn hopes to shake off his first loss against Jessie Vargas tonight against Saul Corral of Mexico (21-7, 12 KOs).
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. Gayle can be reached via Google +
Please credit “Gayle Falkenthal for Communities Digital News” when quoting from or linking to this story.
Copyright © 2016 by Falcon Valley GroupClick here for reuse options!
Copyright 2016 Communities Digital News
This article is the copyrighted property of the writer and Communities Digital News, LLC. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.
Correspondingly, Communities Digital News, LLC uses its best efforts to operate in accordance with the Fair Use Doctrine under US Copyright Law and always tries to provide proper attribution. If you have reason to believe that any written material or image has been innocently infringed, please bring it to the immediate attention of CDN via the e-mail address or phone number listed on the Contact page so that it can be resolved expeditiously.