BoxNation to televise Alvarez vs Kirkland showdown

The explosive May 9th megaclash between Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Texas titan James ‘Mandingo Warrior’ Kirkland will be shown live and exclusive in the UK on BoxNation.

The highly-anticipated showdown will see two of the world’s premier light-middleweights share the ring in front of an anticipated 40,000 fans at the iconic Minute Maid Park in Houston Texas, joining a stacked value-for-money lineup on ‘The Channel of Champions’.

BoxNation subscribers will enjoy a monster month in April, all for just £12, with a host of leading bills with Danny Garcia against Lamont Peterson, Andy Lee versus Peter Quillin and Lucas Matthysse taking on Ruslan Provodnikov, before the mouth-watering May 9th battle.

The jam-packed schedule will also see lightweight star Derry Matthews fight for his first world title on April 18th when he takes on WBA king Richard Abril, with rising ace Terence Crawford out to become a two-weight champion against Thomas Dulorme that same night.

The thrilling addition of Canelo-Kirkland will get the juices flowing as one of boxing’s modern day icons, in the Mexican tearaway, sees him take on the ferocious and hard-hitting Kirkland, who has lost only once in 33 fights, having knocked out 28 of his foes.

It will be a night to remember when the pair lock horns in a match-up that is certain to produce fireworks, with the all-action duo ready for what is in store on BoxNation on May 9th.

“This is the first time that I am anxious to fight in Texas and I am looking forward to fighting Kirkland,” said Canelo. “He is coming to fight. He is dangerous and powerful. I am also powerful and aggressive and I can guarantee you, this is going to be an explosive fight.”

“This is the fight I’ve been waiting for,” said Kirkland. “Canelo is the opponent I get asked about more than any other fighter. I’m ready to show my skills to the world and shut down the people who doubt me. Come fight night you will see a great fight between two warriors and I know at the end of the night my hand will be raised in victory.”

Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya, Founder and President of Golden Boy Promotions, believes that fans will be in for a real treat as they witness the fight of the year.

“Canelo has faced all the top guys at this age. Why? Because he wants to be the very best and to be the very best you have to fight the very best. We have to pair the best styles to create the best fight.

“No questions asked, this is going to be the fight of the year. We have all seen what Kirkland can do. He is a tough fighter. But, these are the types of fights that Canelo loves, the fights for the fans,” said De La Hoya.

Fight fans can enjoy BoxNation’s unrivalled and value-for-money upcoming live coverage through a number of platforms including Sky, Virgin, TalkTalk and online.

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