The build up to Saturday night’s Cinco de Mayo showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is reaching a fevered pitch as boxing fans from around the world descend on Las Vegas to watch two of boxing’s biggest stars square off at the T-Mobile Arena.
With no love lost between the two of them, the Mexican-born stars took their verbal jabbing to the chairs during their recent appearance on HBO signature series Face Off with Max Kellerman. With their clear disdain for each other shining through Chavez Jr. called Canelo a “good” champion that fights small opponents while Canelo says Chavez was “never a dignified representative of Mexico.”
Canelo continues to be the odds on favorite Saturday night but Chavez Jr. has the chance to make history and begin to emerge from the shadows of his legendary father.
Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. is a 12-round fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Tecate, BORN BOLD, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Adriana’s Insurance and Interjet. Lemieux vs. Reyes is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Eye of the Tiger Management, Matthysse vs. Taylor is a 10-round fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Boxing and Star Boxing. Diaz, Jr. vs. Avila is presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event will take place on Saturday, May 6 at T-Mobile Arena and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets for the closed circuit telecast of Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. are priced at $75, not including applicable fees. All seats are general admission and tickets are available for purchase at any MGM Resorts International box office or concierge desk. Tickets also can be purchased by phone with a major credit card at 800-745-3000.
Tickets for “Canelo Álvarez vs. Julio César Chávez, Jr.” in theaters nationwide are on sale now at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN).