On Saturday, May 6, 2017, Canelo vs Chavez Live Stream. square in a highly-anticipated battle for Mexican pride. Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. is a scheduled 12-round fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions and also features a good undercard with three fights. In the co-main event, David Lemieux makes a quick return to the ring after his knockout of the year candidate performance against Curtis Stevens to take on Marco Reyes.
Lucas Matthysse will be making his long-awaited return to the ring to take on Emmanuel Taylor in a 10-round fight. And opening up the pay-per-view card, undefeated Golden Boy Promotions contenders, Joseph Diaz Jr. takes on Manuel Avila. In non-televised action, Marlen Esparza and Raul Curiel will be featured in separate bouts. All the action takes place on May 6 at T-Mobile Arena and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 pm, EST/6:00 pm, PST.
Stay with Round By Round Boxing‘s Peter Nieves for live up-to-the-minute results for the full Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. fight card. Make sure to follow RBRBoxing on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for highlights, photos and debate throughout the night. Read more at:In the lead up to the stacked Cinco de Mayo weekend historic boxing event headlined by Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs), fans will have a chance to witness some of Golden Boy Promotions’ top future stars including two Olympians and numerous undefeated fighters.Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. takes place 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.With . being a historic event in boxing, we wanted to give the audience guaranteed action with every bout from top to bottom and I believe we will get that in the ring on May 6 with these match ups,” said Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya.A 15-time national amateur champion Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (8-0, 7 KOs) will appear in the bout prior to the start of the HBO Pay-Per-View telecast in a six-round lightweight fight against Long Beach, New Jersey’s Tyrone Luckey (8-6-3, 6 KOs). The Victorville, California native is riding a four-fight KO streak dating back to August and will look to keep his undefeated record intact in front of a huge audience. Canelo vs Chavez Live Fight
Making history as the first female in boxing to fight three-minute rounds as a professional, former US 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Marlen Esparza (1-0) of Houston, TX will face Samantha Salazar (2-3-1) of Dallas, TX for a four round flyweight bout in a Texan turf war battle. Esparza made her professional debut on the March 23 inaugural Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN card where she defeated Rachel Sazoff by way of unanimous decision.
Opening up the free view portion of the Pay- Per- View, former Mexican Olympian Raul “El Cugar” Curiel will make his professional debut against a soon to-be-announced opponent for a super welterweight war scheduled to go four rounds. The Tamaulipas, Mexico-based fighter will look to build on an outstanding amateur career that included a gold medal at the 2012 world youth championships and winning the 2015 World Series of Boxing.Looking to continue his run towards a world championship title shot, the slick Santa Ana, California-based Ronny Rios (27-1, 12 KOs) will face off with heavy-handed Daniel “El Chato” Noriega (28-10-1, 15 KOs) in a 10-round super bantamweight battle. All signs point to an anticipated showdown in the ring as Rios has won four of his last consecutive bouts and Noriega has been victorious in five of his last six fights.Opening up the action with the first fight on the May 6 card, undefeated lightweight Joseph “Diamante” Aguirre (16-0, 9 KOs) from Cancun will face fellow Mexican countryman Angel “Sinaloa” Aispuro (8-4-2, 5 KOs) in a six-round bout. Aguirre will fight for the first time this year after winning by unanimous decision over Erick Rosales last December in Mexico.
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 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.
By Dan Ambrose: Mexican stars Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1 34 KOs) and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) square off this Saturday night on May 6 on HBO pay-per-view at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. While a lot has been talked about there being a lot of pride and honor on the line for the two Mexican fighters, but more importantly than all that is the amount of pay-per-view buys the fight generates. Canelo vs Chavez Live Stream
This is a real test for boxing and for the drawing power of the 26-year-old Golden Boy Promotions star Canelo. He’s yet to prove that he’s the big PPV attraction that his promoter Oscar De La Hoya makes him out to be. De La Hoya says Canelo can carry boxing on his back for the next 10 years, and yet his last fight against Liam Smith generated only 300,000 PPV buys. Canelo-Chavez Jr. is also an odd choice because it’s arguably not a sell-able fight outside of the West coast and the Texas, New Mexico areas. Canelo-Chavez Jr. might not bring in the PPV numbers that Golden Boy Promotions is expecting it to do. There are a lot of fans who view this fight as just another money grab for Canbelo and Golden Boy where they pick a guy from the past and then fight him at a catch-weight.If Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. fight can bring in 1 million buys on HBO, it would be the first time that Canelo was able to bring the 1 million buy mark with him as the A-side fighter. He fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2013 in a fight that brought in 2.2 million buys, but Canelo was the B-side. In Canelo’s fight against Miguel Cotto in 2015, it reached 900,000 buys. Cotto was the A-side fighter in that match, and Canelo hitched along as the B-side guy and not the main name.
Most casual boxing fans don’t care about how many buys a fight registers. They just want to see a good fight. Chavez Jr. might be able to give the boxing fans want they want if he can fight at the level he did in the past five years ago in 2012. That’s a long time ago though. Chavez Jr. hasn’t taken his career seriously in the sport for ages. That’s probably why he was picked out by Golden Boy for Canelo, because they’ve been very strategic/careful in who they select for their redheaded star. They obviously don’t want him to get beaten again. Canelo hasn’t been able to become a big star though because of the match-making by Golden Boy in the view of this writer. Canelo vs Chavez Live