AT&T Stadium will play host on September 17th as Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (47-1-1) moves down to Junior Middleweight to meet current titleholder Liam Smith (23-0-1) in the main event for the WBO Junior Middleweight Championship.
Both men kicked off a two-city press conference today (July 18, 2016). Making their first stop in Arlington, Texas at the AT&T Stadium. Along with the owner of the Cowboys, Jerry Jones, and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De La Hoya, the hour long conference featured Canelo and Smith with a staredown at the end.
“AT&T Stadium was built to host great events like Canelo vs. Smith,” said Jerry Jones. “Having Canelo Alvarez, one of the best fighters in the world, in this stadium will be a thrill for not only the fans of North Texas but also for boxing fans around the world.”
Their next press conference comes across seas at The Landmark Hotel in London, England on July 20.
Tickets will go on sale Thursday, July 21, 10 A.M. PT/1 P.M. ET and are priced at $750, $500, $300, $200, $100, $85, $50 and $40. You can purchase tickets through ticketmaster.com or walk up purchases at the AT&T Stadium.
Due to the recent horrific tragedies in Dallas, Golden Boy Promotions and the Dallas Cowboys have decided to donate a percentage of proceeds to a charity of the Dallas Police Department and Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) choosing. Jones and De La Hoya commented in a joint statement, “We are deeply saddened and mourn the loss of the dedicated Dallas Police and DART Officers that paid the ultimate sacrifice giving their lives to protect this community. In memory of these brave officers, we will donate a portion of the proceeds from this event in support of their loved ones, the others affected and the Dallas community.”
Canelo vs. Smith, a 12-round championship fight for the WBO Junior Middleweight Title will happen live Saturday, September 17 on HBO pay-per-view starting at 6 P.M. PT/9 P.M. ET.
You can view the full press conference from today in Arlington, Texas below: