New York-based media giant Flipps Media, Inc. announced that it will stream this weekend’s massive battle between Mexican rivals Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. The Golden Boy Promotions event will be available live pay-per-view online at www.canelo-chavez.com website for a retail price of $69.99.
The action between “Canelo” and Chavez Jr. will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the perfect setting for the annual Cinco de Mayo super fight series the city and the sport of boxing has been known for since the glory days of when Oscar de la Hoya was the sport’s biggest star.
Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) is coming off a thrilling ninth-round TKO of previously-unbeaten Liam Smith in September, which came on the heels of his “Knockout of the Year” performance over Amir Khan at T-Mobile a year ago. The reigning WBO junior middleweight titlist and Ring Magazine middleweight king is looking to add Chavez’ name to his impressive resume of opponents, which includes the likes of Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto, Floyd Mayweather, Austin Trout and Erislandy Lara.
Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) has won his last two bouts since losing in shocking fashion to Andrzej Fonfara two years ago. The former WBC middleweight world champion, who has beaten the likes of Andy Lee, John Duddy and Marco Antonio Rubio, is out to prove that he is truly the best Mexican boxer in the world and who better to make that statement against than Canelo?
Flipps Media announced that the entire PPV event will be available, including an intriguing co-feature between former IBF 160-pound monarch David Lemieux (37-3, 33 KOs) and Marcos Reyes (35-4, 26 KOs). Lemiuex is angling for a shot at “Canelo” later this year if both prevail, but Reyes, who lost to Chavez Jr. in July 2015, has other plans.
Hard-punching Argentinean Lucas Matthysse (37-4, 34 KOs) returns to the ring since losing his junior welterweight title to Viktor Postol 18 months ago to fight Emmanuel Taylor (20-4, 14 KOs). Opening the PPV telecast will be a 10-round featherweight scrum between 2012 Olympian Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. (23-0, 13 KOs) and fellow unbeaten contender Manuel Avila (22-0, 8 KOs).
The Fripps Media-streamed card on www.canelo-chavez.com will be only for North American audiences and will be available in both English and Spanish. Fight fans looking to get into the action for the Golden Boy Promotions mega event can order the fight now.
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