Saturday’s fight just might be the biggest in terms of star power in Mexican history . That will once again prove true on Saturday, at the very least in terms of name value, as Mexican superstars Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will square off at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (HBO PPV, 9 p.m. ET).
The fight between Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez on Saturday night from Las Vegas will start around 9:15 p.m., depending on the timing of the undercard fights.
- :: David Lemieux vs. Marcos Reyes
- :: Lucas Matthysse vs. Emmanuel Taylor
Lemieux vs Reyes : Canadian knockout artist David Lemieux (37-3, 33 KOs) will return in a 10-round fight against Marco “Dorado” Reyes (35-4, 26 KOs) as the chief support to the highly anticipated battle between Canelo Álvarez and Julio Cesar Chávez, Jr. on Saturday, May 6.
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.
Opening up the stacked Cinco de Mayo weekend card at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, former U.S. Olympian and current undefeated NABF Featherweight champion Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr. (23-0, 13 KOs) will face perhaps his toughest challenge to date when he defends his title against the undefeated Manuel “Tino” Avila (22-0, 8 KOs) in a 10-round battle.
These two fights along with the main event and the previously announced brawl between Argentinian slugger Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (37-4, 34 KOs) and Emmanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor (20-4, 14 KOs) will round out the pay-per-view telecast on Saturday May 6.