LINEAL middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, thirty two KOs) and former two-time world champion and resurgent contestant amir Khan (31-3, nineteen KOs) created their final stop off their three-city international press tour in los angeles yesterday (March 2)at the Universal CityWalk to debate their upcoming may 7 face-off at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Canelo vs Khan will be introduce and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.
In the final stop for the international press tour, the fighters met in promoter Oscar de La Hoya’s hometown of los angeles, that was preceded by a visit at the hard Rock Café at the times square in new york city, additionally on amir Khan’s turf in London. The fighters can meet once more to face-off in metropolis within the initial major sporting event at the fresh T-Mobile Arena.
Below is what the fighters, their groups and promoter had to mention at the press conference:
Canelo Alvarez: “I wish to give thanks everybody, all the press, for returning here nowadays. Whenever i’m here i’m treated all right. You guys inspire me to stay winning. thanks to you, I come to life and wish to win. Not just for American state, except for you guys. i’m about to prepare like continuously, one hundred pc. Amir khan could be a troublesome opponent. i’m prepared for this and far additional. We’ll see you will seven.”
Amir Khan: “First of all, i would like to mention greeting to everybody in los angeles. This trip has been amazing for me. this can be the biggest fight of my career. Canelo is physically very sturdy, and come fight night, i’ll be prepared and coming in very happy and very strong.
“It are going to be sort of a game of chess. Canelo is extremely robust. I even have a awfully smart trainer who can tell me the right game plan. we’ll get into to win this fight, and that i will prove folks wrong. even though it’s Cinco de mayo, the british fans will come out. In Vegas, there’ll be more British flags then Mexican flags.
“Thank you for this huge chance for this fight. This fight are going to be an exciting one, and i really believe I can win this fight and if I didn’t I wouldn’t be here.
“Come may 7, everyone can get pleasure from this fight.”
Oscar de La Hoya: “Let me just say, let’s give thanks Donald Trump for creating this fight happen as a result of we tend to are becoming a Mexican and Muslim along to possess this fight on Cinco DE Mayo!
“This takes American state back to Maidana WHO had Amir down, and Amir fought till the tip. Canelo can need to use caution and be careful. This fight are going to be nice and can be terrific to celebrate on Cinco de salad dressing.
“It isn’t typically that 2 superstars of a sport bully off at the height of their careers. this can be such an incident, with 2 of the largest international fighters fighting at the largest arena within the world.
“An previous locution tells us, ‘styles build fights.’ These fighters have the possibility to form this fight not only for them however additionally for the fans. this can be speed vs. power. Khan has superb footwork, however Canelo has power and strength.
“Size doesn’t matter during this fight. What will is ability, speed, power, intelligence and skill. If you’ll be able to be in metropolis to observe it board person, watch it on the simplest boxing network out there-HBO.
“This are going to be a high intensity fight, with Khan returning to his former promotion home-Golden Boy Promotions.”
Eddy Reynoso (Canelo’s head trainer): “After the good performance against Miguel Cotto last Gregorian calendar month, we tend to shut several mouths, particularly Freddie Roach’s. we tend to area unit galvanized for 2016; it’s about to be even higher than 2015. we would like to fight against the simplest.
“On May 7, we tend to fight amir Khan. he’s a awfully smart fighter-a nice fighter with technical ability. we tend to area unit about to prepare well therefore we are able to win this fight. when this fight, we’ll fight anyone. we tend to continuously fight the simplest, and we’ll fight anyone.”
Jose Reynoso (Canelo’s manager): “We area unit happy to complete this tour in l. a. , our home. we tend to area unit wont to operating exhausting that’s why Canelo has conquered such a big amount of things, as a result of he words exhausting.
“Whoever can’t build it board metropolis for this fight on might seven, i’m about to suggest one thing. On May 7, go obtain some carne for barbeque. After that, go get some cold Tecates. Go obtain booze Casa United Mexican States. And when you get that, Canelo goes to allow you a good finish. oral exam Mexico!”
Shah Khan (Khan’s manager and father): “I would really like to give thanks everyone. This fight was really easy to rearrange, in contrast to with Mayweather or Paciaquo. In the end, they merely didn’t wish to fight. i would like to give thanks everybody.
“Amir can fight anyone. Canelo was the simplest to fight when Mayweather as a result of he’s currently the simplest pound-for-pound fighter within the world, and Amir extremely needed to fight him.”
Virgil Hunter (Khan’s trainer): “Thank you to everybody for initiating and transportation boxing to ensuing level.”
Mauricio Sulamain (President of WBC): “Two days agone, we tend to were in London wherever boxing was born three hundred years agone. Last night we tend to were in ny, that has been known as the Mecca of boxing. currently we tend to area unit in LA, the boxing capital of the globe.
“I am terribly pleased with GB for transportation the simplest fights, and gap the T-Mobile Arena.
“I am terribly proud to check 2 grownup models, Canelo and amir Khan. They show what boxing is all regarding.
“This fight represents Box Val — boxing for peace, transportation a Mexican and Muslim fighter along.
“I simply wish to complete want the simplest of luck to the fighters. And long live boxing!”