Canelo vs Chavez Jr: TV Broadcast info, costWritten by Lee Cleveland
In what will be one of the most high-profile fights of 2017, Mexican warriors Canelo Alavrez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr will do battle on May 6, Cinco de Mayo Weekend.
Boxing needs big fights that generate mainstream interest. And if the fighters have crowd-pleasing styles, like Alvarez and Chavez Jr, even better.
Elite trainer Robert Garcia recently told FightHype.com, "It's [Canelo vs Chavez] a huge fight." It's going to be, probably, one of the biggest fights since Pacquiao vs Mayweather."
"It can be a hell of a fight."
"It's going to be pretty interesting...both of them are hungry to get that win...it's about not only himself, but pride...the whole country...his family, the last name means a lot..."
Despite what some boxing purists say, superfights, regardless of whether they make sense, are good for the health for the sport because they a) generate a lot of mainstream buzz and attract new fans b) generate a lot of money and c) sometimes help create stars.
How to watch Canelo vs Chavez Jr: TV Broadcast, Time
- US: HBO PPV in the U.S. Cost: $59.99; 9pm ET
- UK: BoxNation, 2am London time (May 7)
- Mexico: TV Azteca and Televisa, 8pm CT
*Actual fight time for the main event might be 90-120 minutes later than the advertised start times above
Canelo vs Chavez Jr
Date: May 6, 2017, Cinco de Mayo Weekend
Location: Las Vegas
Venue: T-Mobile Arena
U.S. Cost:$59.99 Standard def
Division: Super Middleweight (164.5 lb catchweight)
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A gym rat in the 1990s, Lee was trained by 1976 Olympic Silver Medalist Charles Mooney and several retired seasoned pros. He was also a sparring partner for former WBA Super Middleweight Champion Steve Little who upset Michael Nunn for the WBA Super Middleweight Title in '94.
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