With the April 20 super welterweight unification showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Austin “No Doubt” Trout rapidly approaching, FOX Deportes Classics will prepare fans for fight night on Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT with a series of three of the Mexican superstar’s most memorable fights.
In the main event, it’s a trip back to November of 2011 when Canelo defeated former World Champion Kermit Cintron in the famed Plaza del Toros in Mexico City. Also featured will be Canelos’ September 2011 defeat of fellow countryman Alfonso Gomez on Mexican Independence Day weekend as well as Canelo’s first defense of his title against England’s Ryan Rhodes from June 2011.
Back in Mexico to close out his 2011 campaign, Canelo made an emphatic statement to the boxing world that he was ready for even bigger fights when he blasted former World Champion Kermit Cintron of Puerto Rico in just five rounds on November 26, 2011. From there, it was clear that the sky is the limit for Canelo.
Earlier that year and already one of boxing’s biggest stars, the WBC Super Welterweight World Champion, Mexico’s Canelo successfully defended his WBC crown for the second time on September 17, 2011 with a sixth round technical knockout win over “The Contender” star Alfonso Gomez at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
Three months earlier, on June 18, 2011, Canelo returned to his home country of Mexico to thrill fans with a fast-paced battle against England’s Ryan Rhodes. Dropping the challenger in the fourth round, Canelo eventually secured his first successful title defense by finishing his courageous foe in the 12th round.
Now, he prepares for his toughest test to date when he takes on WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout on Saturday, April 20 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, which will be live on SHOWTIME at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
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Canelo vs. Trout, a 12-round Super Welterweight World Championship Unification fight for Canelo’s WBC title, Trout’s WBA title and the vacant Ring Magazine title, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, Canelo Promotions and Leija & Battah Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. The co-main event will be a 10-round fight between undefeated prospects Omar Figueroa Jr. of Weslaco, Texas and Abner Cotto of Caguas, Puerto Rico for the vacant WBC Silver Lightweight Championship which is presented in association with Miguel Cotto Promotions. The fights will air live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT with Canelo vs. Trout being presented in association with Greg Cohen Promotions. SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® is available in Spanish on secondary audio programming (SAP). Preliminary fights will air on SHOWTIME EXTREME at 8 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
Newly released tickets priced at $150, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges, are limited to eight per person and on sale now only at the Alamodome box office.