"GOLDEN BOY PRESENTS" A LIVING LEGEND & TODAY'S STAR... OSCAR DE LA HOYA & CANELO ALVAREZ
AT&T U-VERSE TO BROADCAST A SPECIAL CLASSICS SHOW FEATURING DE LA HOYA VS. MAYORGA, ALVAREZ VS. COTTO & ALVAREZ VS. BALDOMIR ON NOV. 25
LOS ANGELES, November 21 - On Friday, November 25, the night before WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez defends his crown against former World Champion Kermit "The Killer" Cintron in a fight that will be televised live on HBO's Boxing After Dark from Mexico City, AT&T U-Verse®viewers will get the opportunity to not only view two of the undefeated Mexican star's most exciting bouts, but will also revisit the classic battle between Alvarez' promoter and boxing legend Oscar de la Hoya and Ricardo Mayorga. The special classics show "'Golden Boy Presents' A Living Legend & Today's Star...Oscar de la Hoya and Canelo Alvarez" will be broadcast exclusively on AT&T U-verse at 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT and 12:00am ET/9:00pm PT.
The Thanksgiving weekend "Classics" triple-header will be available on AT&T* across two screens to AT&T U-verse members. The U-verse broadcasts will air on AT&T U-verse® TV and U-verse Online at www.att.net/boxeo.
In the evening's main event, fans will travel back to May 6, 2006 for one of the biggest fights of that year, the WBC Super Welterweight World Championship between revered superstar Oscar de la Hoya and trash-talking slugger Ricardo "El Matador" Mayorga. The lead-in to this highly anticipated match-up was heated, but it was the "Golden Boy" who had the last word against his loquacious foe, as he dropped him three times en route to a sixth round technical knockout win.
In the "Classics" co-featured fight which took place on May 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Alvarez was introduced to fans in the fight capital of the world for a serious test against longtime contender Jose Miguel Cotto. Cotto pushed the younger Alvarez further than he had been to that point in his career, but Canelo showed his talent and poise in stopping the veteran in the ninth round. A star was born that night and American fight fans were eager to see him fight in the United States again.
Also featured will be Canelo's next fight stateside following the Cotto fight in which he faced granite-chinned former World Champion Carlos "Tata" Baldomir and knocked him out in just six rounds on September 18, 2010 in Los Angeles. The victory marked a step in Alvarez's career and helped to further establish him as a star in the United States.
A classic fight featuring a future Hall of Famer and two fights featuring one of boxing's brightest stars will surely hit the spot on the day after Thanksgiving as fight fans get ready to watch a big night of boxing the next evening.