Flipps Media has announced that it will stream the May 6th super fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Julio Cesar “JC” Chavez, Jr., live on pay per view in the United States and Canada, starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, from sold-out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr.”, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, is available to watch in HD in English and Spanish on the Canelo-Chavez.com website for a suggested retail price of $69.99.
Boxing fans can watch the entire PPV card, headlined by the Alvarez-Chavez, Jr. 12-round fight being contested at a catch-weight of 164 ½ pounds, live at www.canelo-chavez.com from any computer or mobile device. All supporting events including the Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. press conference, weigh-in, and undercard fights will be streamed live globally free on the Canelo-Chavez.com website, the FITE.tv web site and on the FITE app available for iOS and Android devices.
“We’re thrilled to host the biggest boxing event of the year, Canelo vs. Chavez Jr.,” said Flipps Media Co-founder and CEO, Kosta Jordanov. “With this amazing PPV card, the English and Spanish HD feeds, and top boxing experts in the live chat, this will be an amazing night for all fans!”
“Our team here at Golden Boy Promotions has been working with Flipps Media for over a year now and we are thrilled that they are helping make this ‘can’t miss fight’ available to an even wider boxing fan base,” said Golden Boy Promotions Founder and CEO, Oscar De La Hoya.
The “Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr.” PPV card is loaded with exciting knockout artists, with eight of the main card fighters having a combined record of 272-18-2 with 194 knockouts, highlighted by the Alvarez-Chavez, Jr. cumulative record of 98-3-2 with 66 stoppages.
Alvarez vs. Chavez, Jr. is one of the most anticipated fights, easily a Fight of the Year candidate, featuring two of the highest-profile Mexican warriors, fighting on Cinco de Mayo weekend.
Twenty-six year-old Alvarez (40-1-1, 34 KOs) is the reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) world junior middleweight and The Ring magazine middleweight champion. The wildly popular fighter is moving up in weight to fight Chavez, Jr., who has dropped back down from light heavyweight.
Alvarez is 10-1 (6 KOs) in world title bouts, in addition to being 11-1 (4 KOs) in fights against current or past world champions: Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto, Amir Khan, Miguel Vasquez (twice), Carlos Manuel Baldomir, Lovemore N’dou, Kermit Cintron, Austin Trout, Erislandy Lara and Liam Smith.
The son of legendary Hall of Famer Julio Cesar Chavez, Chavez, Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) is a former World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight world champion. He has defeated world champions such as Carlos Molina, Sebastian Zbik and Andy Lee during his 13 ½ year professional career.
In his first pro loss, Chavez Jr. lost a 12-round decision to Sergio Gabriel Martinez, who survived a final round knockdown as Chavez tried to finish off the famed Argentinian.
The 10-round co-feature also has explosive potential as middleweights David Lemieux (37-3, 33 KOs) and Marcos “Dorado” Reyes (35-4, 26 KOs) have a higher combined knockout percentage than Alvarez-Chavez. Jr.
Lemieux, 28, is a highly skilledfighter from Montreal and a former International Boxing Federation (IBF) middleweight world champion. He is 12-1 in his last 13 fights, since his loss to unified world middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin.
At stake for Lemieux is a possible throw-down with “Canelo” later this year. The Canadian slugger has quality victories over Curtis Stevens, Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam, Gabe Rosado, Fernando Guerrero. Lemieux is currently world rated among the top seven middleweights by all four major sanctioning bodies – WBO & WBC #4, WBA #5 and IBF #7 — as well as No. 3 by (independent) The Ring.
Reyes, fighting out of Chihuahua, Mexico, went thedistance in 2015 with Chavez, Jr., in a loss by way of 10-round unanimous decision. Reyes is a former WBC FECOMBOX middleweight and Mexican light middleweight champion.
Former Interim WBC super lightweight champion Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (37-4, 34 KOs) returns to action for the first time since October 3, 2015 against Maryland welterweight Emmanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor (20-4, 14 KOs).
Matthysse is a fan-favorite fighter, power-puncher from Argentina. His signature victories have been against former world champions Ruslan Provodnikov, Lamont Peterson, Humberto Soto, DeMarcus Corley and Vivian Harris
Taylor was a decorated American amateur boxer who owned a 186-26 amateur record, including three gold-medal performances in the National PAL Championships. The 26-year-old has never been stopped as a professional, taking world champions Adrian Broner and Chris Algieri the distance. Taylor has defeated Karim Mayfield, Victor Manuel Cayo and Raymond Serrano, among the more notables.
Rising featherweight star Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr. faces fellow undefeated Californian Manuel Avila in a 10-round bout with future world title fight implications.
The 24-year-old Diaz, Jr. (23-0, 13 KOs), a 2012 U.S. Olympian, is the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) featherweight champion. He is the No. 2 contenders in the WBC and WBO world ratings, as well as No. 7 in the IBF. His most recent fight was a win by a 10-round unanimous decision (100-90 X 3) over 30-1-1 Horacio Garcia last December.
Avila, rated No. 10 by the WBC, is a live underdog having defeated 28-6 Jose Ramirez, 24-7 Prosper Ankrah and 23-6 Rene Alvarado in his last three fights.
The event is available for pre-order now at www.Canelo-Chavez.com
HBO Sports is the Fight Fan’s Destination for Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr.
HBO Sports is the fight fan’s destination for Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. fight week news and information, providing viewers with an in-depth look across television, digital and social platforms at the blockbuster event set for Saturday, May 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The mega-event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Fans will have access to original programming, specials, updates from HBO Boxing Insiders and exclusive videos leading up to fight night. There will also be behind-the-scenes photos, videos, live streams and other customized content available.
The HBO Boxing Podcast will have daily episodes throughout fight week, including live episodes on the ground from Las Vegas. You can listen to the HBO Boxing Podcast on iTunes
Monday, May 1
· Canelo/Chavez, Jr.: A Fighting Tradition – 4:30 p.m. (ET/PT) HBO
· Face Off with Max Kellerman: Canelo/Chavez, Jr. – 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) HBO2
· HBO Boxing Podcast – “Great Mexican Fighters”
· Fight Preview: Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr.; www.InsideHBOBoxing.com
Tuesday, May 2
· Face Off with Max Kellerman: Canelo/Chavez, Jr. – 11:35 a.m. (ET/PT) HBO
· HBO Boxing Podcast – “Official Fight Preview”
· CompuBox: A statistical breakdown of Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr.: www.InsideHBOBoxing.com
· View from Abroad: What Mexico Thinks of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.: www.InsideHBOBoxing.com
Wednesday, May 3
· Final Press Conference Live Stream – 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT
· Face Off with Max Kellerman: Canelo/Chavez, Jr. – 9:50 p.m. (ET/PT) HBO2
· Canelo/Chavez, Jr.: A Fighting Tradition – 12:55 p.m. (ET/PT) HBO
· HBO Boxing Podcast – “Canelo-Chavez, Jr. Mailbag”
· Undercard Overview: www.InsideHBOBoxing.com
Thursday, May 4
· Face Off with Max Kellerman: Canelo/Chavez, Jr. – 2:00 p.m. (ET/PT) HBO
· Canelo/Chavez, Jr.: A Fighting Tradition – 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT) HBO
· HBO Boxing Podcast – “Live from Radio Row”
· Father and Sons; www.InsideHBOBoxing.com
Friday, May 5
· Official Weigh-In Live Stream – 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT
· Canelo/Chavez, Jr. Programming Stacks on HBO
o Face Off with Max Kellerman: Canelo/Chavez, Jr. – 6:15 p.m. (ET/PT)
o Canelo/Chavez, Jr.: A Fighting Tradition – 6:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
· Canelo/Chavez, Jr. Programming Stacks on HBO2
o Canelo/Chavez, Jr.: A Fighting Tradition – 12:40 a.m. (ET/PT)
o Face Off with Max Kellerman: Canelo/Chavez, Jr. – 1:10 a.m. (ET/PT)
· HBO Boxing Podcast – “Post Weigh-In Discussion/Live from Radio Row”
· Weigh-In Coverage; www.InsideHBOBoxing.com
· Writer Prediction Round-Up; www.InsideHBOBoxing.com
Saturday, May 6
· Canelo/Chavez, Jr. Programming Stacks on HBO
o Face Off with Max Kellerman: Canelo/Chavez, Jr. – 4:30 p.m. (ET/PT) HBO
o Canelo/Chavez, Jr.: A Fighting Tradition – 4:45 p.m. (ET/PT)
· Canelo/Chavez, Jr. Programming Stacks on HBO2
o Canelo/Chavez, Jr.: A Fighting Tradition – 10:30 a.m. (ET/PT)
o Face Off with Max Kellerman: Canelo/Chavez, Jr. – 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT) HBO
· Facebook Live Event with Max Kellerman; www.FaceBook.com/HBOBoxing (prior to start of Pay-Per-View telecast; approximately 5:30 p.m. ET)
· Preliminary Undercards Live Stream – 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT
· Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. Presented Live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Contact your Pay-Per-View Provider to order! http://www.insidehboboxing.com/canelochavezjr
· HBO Boxing Podcast – “Live Post-Fight Discussion”
· Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. Recap; www.InsideHBOBoxing.com
*Events and times subject to change*
Boxing fans can also view Canelo vs. Cotto 2015 and Chavez, Jr. vs. Lee 2012. These classic fights are available on HBO On Demand, HBO GO, HBO NOW, HBO.com and YouTube.com/HBOBoxing as well as affiliate portals.
Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. takes place Saturday, May 6 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT.
“Mano-A-Mano: The Battle for Mexico” to air on ESPN 2 and ESPN Deportes This Week
“Mano-A-Mano: The Battle for Mexico” to air on ESPN 2 and ESPN Deportes This Week Featuring Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.
LOS ANGELES (May 1, 2017) – The Golden Boy Media and Entertainment production of “Mano-A-Mano: The Battle for Mexico” will air this week on ESPN 2 and ESPN Deportes as part of the lead up to the Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr.
“We are very excited to further our partnership with ESPN by having Mano-A-Mano air across the ESPN family of networks as part of the lead up to the Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. mega fight on Saturday, May 6. We’ve had a successful start to the Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN series, and this is just the next step in what we hope to be a long partnership with ESPN” said Oscar De La Hoya, executive producer of “Mano-A-Mano” and chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions.
“Mano-A-Mano The Battle for Mexico” – Air Schedule:
Monday, May 1 available on ESPN’s VOD Platforms
Tuesday, May 2 at 8:30pm ET – ESPN Deportes
Wednesday, May 3 11:30pm ET – ESPN 2
Thursday, May 4 at 9:30pm ET – ESPN 2
Friday, May 5 at 7:30pm ET – ESPN 2
“Mano-A-Mano” goes behind the scenes of the Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. megafight as Golden Boy Media and Entertainment takes you into the camps of Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) as they prepare for their Saturday, May 6 showdown. “Mano-A-Mano” also features exclusive interviews with Canelo, Chavez, Jr., Oscar De La Hoya, Julio Cesar Chavez, Sr., Eddy and Chepo Reynoso, as well as others from around the fighters’ fight camps and promotion.
“Golden Boy Media and Entertainment has established itself as a leader in boxing television production for live, scripted, and documentary programming,” said Golden Boy Media and Entertainment Executive Vice President David Tetreault. “Golden Boy’s new partnership with ESPN creates the foundation for new and exciting programming that boxing fans will truly appreciate as they gear up during Canelo-Chavez, Jr. fight week.”
CANELO VS. CHAVEZ, JR. – Live in Movie Theaters on Sat., May 6 – Attendees to Receive an Exclusive Fight Poster
On Saturday, May 6, fight fans watching the Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. superfight on the big screen will also each receive an exclusive commemorative fight poster with the purchase of a ticket (while supplies last). The Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. poster, issued by Fathom Events, features both fighters against a Mexican flag backdrop ready to meet in the ring to settle their boxing feud once and for all.
Cinemas across the U.S. will play host to a Cinco de Mayo weekend mega-fight with a pulse-pounding live broadcast event featuring two of Mexico’s finest boxers: “Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.” in a historic showdown that will rival the biggest fights in Mexico’s rich boxing history. Former two-division world champion Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) will square off against former WBC World Middleweight Champion Julio César Chávez, Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) in a 12-round battle.
Presented by Fathom Events and Golden Boy Promotions, the one-day cinema broadcast is set for Saturday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. MT / 8:00 p.m. CT / 9:00 p.m. ET, live from the sold-out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Tickets for the “Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.” cinema event are on sale now at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 250 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN).
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Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. is a 12-round fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event will take place on 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.