Canelo Alvarez is set to take on countrymen Julio Chavez JR in all Mexican affair on Saturday, 06 May 2017 at the T-mobile arena in Las Vegas. Its a massive fight maybe not in terms of competitiveness but certainly if you take all mexican interest in this fight. Both Canelo Alvarez and Julio Chavez JR are big names in their native country and this fight will be presented by Golden Boy Promotions and will be televised in USA on HBO PPV. We take a look at fight night schedule and how you can see the fight live around the world.
Canelo vs Chavez TV Coverage Details: HBO PPV priced at $45.95 can be bought through official HBO.com/boxing or through your local cable providers in USA. Azteca TV will have live coverage in Mexico while BoxNation set to broadcast the fight live in the UK. There are number of interesting fights on the undercard which makes it decent PPV with fights including David Lemieux vs Marco Reyes, Lucas Matthysse vs Emmanuel Taylor and Joseph Diaz Jr. vs Manuel Avila taking place just before the main-event of Canelo vs Chavez Jr.
|COVERAGE STARTS||HBO PPV Starts at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT|
|Joseph Diaz Jr. vs. Manuel Avila||09:00 p.m ET|
|Lucas Matthysse vs. Emmanuel Taylor||09:50 p.m ET|
|David Lemieux vs. Marco Reyes||10:50 p.m ET|
|Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.||Main event starts around midnight eastern time.|
Fight Short Preview: It will be an catchweight contest at the agreed limit of 164.5 pounds. Canelo Alvarez is odds on favourite to win the fight and he is also the A side where he is guaranteed a $8 million payout and you can add another $8 to $10 million from PPV share and sponsorship deals. Julio Chavez Jr was once rated as next big thing but his profile has take a big hit in last couple of years largely down to his off the ring lifestyle. Many describe it as a mismatch but with all Mexican grudge match theme this fight has got enough interest and a decent build up.
David Lemieux is also fighting the undercard against Marco Reyes and if David Lemieux wins convincingly enough on the night he is next in line to face Canelo Alvarez later in the year. While Lucas Mattysse hope to revive his career when he takes on Emmanuel Taylor.
Since the fight is taking place on much coveted “Chino De Mayo” weekend, WBC has produced a unique belt for this fight which will be handed to the winner on the night. So there you have it folks all you need to know about the fight and what to expect. As far as TV coverage is concerned around the world we will have more details about coverage in different parts of the world on the day of the fight.
However if you tuning in from a country where there is no coverage available you can always use sports streaming sites which usually have plenty of streaming links just before the fight coverage begins.