By: Mike Moreno for www.itrboxing.com
Pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Junior Middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez have will hit the road in the biggest promotional tour ever. Their fight has been set in ink and paper, and they will meet September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada later on this year. Before they step in the ring both fighters will participate in the tour that will lead up to their fight.
It has been announced that the promotional tour will begin Monday the 24th of June, and it will kick off in New York City. Including New York city the tour will hit 11 cities 10 of those cities will be here in the States and on in Mexico. The tour will stop at the following cities, Mexico City, Atlanta, Chicago, Gran Rapids, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, San Antonio and Washington DC.
Below please find the schedule of press tour stops. Additional information about each event is forthcoming, but please note that all 11 events are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, so please share this information with your readers, followers and friends.
Press Tour Dates and Cities:
Monday, June 24 – New York City
Tuesday, June 25 – Washington, DC
Wednesday, June 26 – Grand Rapids (AM)/Chicago (PM)
Thursday, June 27 – Atlanta
Friday, June 28 – Miami
Sunday, June 30 – Mexico City
Monday, July 1 – San Antonio (AM)/Houston (PM)
Tuesday, July 2 – Phoenix (AM)/Los Angeles (PM)
Mayweather is the biggest and best boxing star at the moment, whether you love him or hate him root for him or against him one thing is for sure, he is the biggest draw in boxing today. While Canelo is the biggest boxing star in Mexico a lot of people in the states still don’t recognize his name as a common household name. In my opinion this is why their Promotional tour targeted more Mexican or Mexican American markets than any other. Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston ,Phoenix, San Antonio and of course Mexico City, are markets with a big Mexican communities.
With the Tour set to start June 24th it has also been announced that tickets to the fight will go on sale that same day. Rumors already going around various social sites that tickets for this fight will start somewhere between 400-700 dollars, but nothing has yet been confirmed or set.
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