Boxing fans of Houston lined up all the way around Minute Maid Park on Monday, July 1, for a chance to see boxing superstars Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez as they promoted the fight nicknamed "The One," which will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 14. Mayweather, eight-time and five-division world champion, has selected the undefeated Mexican boxing sensation as his opponent for the super welterweight mega-bout.
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Golden Boy Promotions president and Houston Dynamo part owner Oscar De La Hoya was on hand to host the press conference. The fighters are on an 11-city tour that includes Houston, San Antonio, Phoenix and Los Angeles. The Phoenix stop was canceled out of respect for the 19 fallen firefighters who died battling the Yarnell Hill Wild Fire, and De La Hoya announced that a large monetary donation and other support will be provided to the families of the deceased.
Although many in the boxing world would have rather seen Mayweather match up with Filipino world champion Manny Pacquiao, this fight between the "Money" team and the rising Mexican superstar will no doubt be one of the most watched matches in the sport's history.More »