On a sleepy old Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles, Union Station was lit with excitement. Golden Boy Promotions held an A class press conference to announce Canelo Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev that was open to the public.
It is officially fight season in the world of boxing. Golden Boy Promotions along with Main Event Promotions and DAZN brings us another Canelo fight. Canelo, 29 years old from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico is a huge boxing superstar. American fans lined up to catch a glimpse of the world champion fighter.
The press conference was set for 3 pm for media, and 5 pm for the public announcements. The media started to arrive as early as 1:30 pm, and a police presence was already in place at every corner of the historic train station.
Union Station was in it’s glory with velvet roped off areas, and a fresh clean red carpet set up for the boxing royalty. A buffet of Mexican food and traditional Mexican fruit juices was set up on crisp white tablecloths for the media.
The trainers, promoters, and the boxers, all walked the red carpet and took time to speak with every media outlet.
What makes this event special is that this is a bout that the fight fans have been waiting for. Golden Boy Promotion’s Oscar De la Hoya announced that Canelo, currently the Middleweight World Champion, will be going up two weight classes to go against Russian boxer Sergey Kovalev. Kovalev is 36 years old, a three time light heavyweight world champion, and has held multiple light heavyweight world championships. He currently holds the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Canelo captured the fight fans attention as a 154 lb athlete, and has moved up in weight to 160, and now 168 pounds.
Canelo vs Kovalev is a 12 round fight for the WBO Light Heavyweight World Title. The event will take place Saturday November 2, 2019 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be streamed live on DAZN.
For more information please visit www.goldenboypromotions.com