CANELO ALVAREZ AND JAMES KIRKLAND TO HOST BACK-TO-BACK TEXAS PRESS CONFERENCES TOMORROW – TUESDAY, MARCH 3
TO DISCUSS THEIR MAY 9 FIGHT AT MINUTE MAID PARK IN HOUSTON, TEXAS
 
OSCAR DE LA HOYA AND CURTIS ‘50 CENT’ JACKSON WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE
 
PLUS TEXAS BOXING LEGEND JESSE JAMES LEIJA
 
HOUSTON PRESS CONFERENCE AT 12:00 PM CT
 
SAN ANTONIO PRESS CONFERENCE AT 5:00 PM CT
****(PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION)****
 
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
 
WHO:             CANELO ALVAREZ, Former World Champion
                        JAMES KIRKLAND, Super Welterweight Contender
OSCAR DE LA HOYA, Founder and President of Golden Boy Promotions
                        CURTIS “50 CENT” JACKSON, Chairman and CEO of SMS Promotions
                        JESSE JAMES LEIJA, Founder of Leija*Battah Promotions and Texas Boxing Legend
                       
WHAT:          Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez and Texas knockout artist James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland will host back-to-back Texas press conferences in Houston and San Antonio on Tuesday, March 3 to discuss their 12-round super welterweight showdown at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on Saturday, May 9 and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
                       
WHERE:       Houston Press Conference: Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St, Houston, TX
          
11:00 a.m. CT             Gates Open to the Public

12:00 p.m. CT             Press Conference Begins
 
WHERE:     San Antonio Press Conference: The Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St Mary's Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
4:00 p.m. CT               Doors Open to the Public
5:00 p.m. CT               Press Conference Begins
 
FACTS:         Canelo Alvarez vs. James Kirkland, is a 12-round super welterweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Canelo Promotions, SMS Promotions and Leija*Battah Promotions and is sponsored by Corona Extra and Mexico – Live it to Believe it! The HBO World Championship Boxing telecast begins at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
 
TICKETS:     Tickets priced at $350, $150, $100, $50, $25 and $10, plus applicable fees and service charges, will go on sale Tuesday, March 3 at 10:00 a.m. CT and be available for purchase at the Minute Maid Park Box Office (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, online at www.ticketmaster.com. There is a 19 ticket limit per household.

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