Canelo vs. Smith is a Few Weeks Away

Canelo vs. Smith Tour Rolled Into Dallas

Photo courtesy of Golden Boy Promotions
Photo courtesy of Golden Boy Promotions

Photo courtesy of Golden Boy Promotions

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Liam “Beefy” Smith made their Sept. 17 fight official Monday by holding a press conference in the massive AT&T Stadium in Dallas. They will meet for Smith’s WBO Junior Middleweight Championship live on HBO PPV. Tickets for Canelo vs. Smith will go on sale, Thursday, July 21 at 10:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. CDT/1:00 p.m. ET, and are priced at $750, $500, $300, $200, $100, $85, $50 and $40, not including applicable service charges with a total ticket limit of 8 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.  Tickets also will be available for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com. Additionally, walk up purchases are available at the AT&T Stadium Box Office (Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. CT to 5:00 p.m. CT).

Here are some of the quotes from Mondays event.

 

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez-  ” I’m very happy to be back in Texas again, in this beautiful stadium. I’m going to take this fight seriously and prepare like always.  I know how I’m going to have to train. I like to give the fans a great fight, and that is what I will prepare for.”

 

Liam Smith on being offered to fight Alvarez- “I am very excited, I have asked for a top name for a very long time and when Canelo’s name came to the table it was an automatic ‘yes.’

 

Oscar de la Hoya (Golden Boy Promotions CEO) on what the fan can look forward to fight week in Dallas- “While the fights will be the highlight of the weekend–Golden Boy, Jerry Jones and the Cowboys will bring the people a week full of fun activities that fans will enjoy for the entirety of fight week.”

 

Jerry Jones (Owner of the Dallas Cowboys) on having big event in the Cowboys stadium- “When we built this new home for the Dallas Cowboys, we wanted great champions, great matches and to be part of the legacy of our stadium beyond just football events. It’s a great privilege to us to have this fight at our Stadium. In our stadium on the giant screens, you’ll be able to see every detail of the fight in the ring on Sept. 17.”

 

Quick Hit News

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  • The 154 title bout between Liam Smith and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is set to take place at the massive AT&T Stadium in Dallas September 17. The two fighters will kick off their press tour for their HBO PPV bout in Dallas next week.
  • Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez will face Carlos Cuadras September 10.  Roman will look to gain his forth world title in this junior bantamweight bout.
  • In what shouldn’t come as a surprise, Manny Pacquiao will come out of “retirement” this Fall. Top Rank has two dates open of October 29 and November 5 to choose from. No opponent at this time as Bob Arum & Manny’s team work on who’s available at the right price.

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