Canelo Álvarez and Julio César Chávez, Jr. Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Weekend Fight Coming Live to the Big Screen on May 6 Only

Fathom Events, Golden Boy Promotions and HBO Pay Per View Present
Highly-Anticipated Fight Live in Movie Theaters from T-Mobile Arena in
Las Vegas

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cinemas across the U.S. will play host to a Cinco de Mayo weekend
mega-fight with a pulse-pounding live broadcast event featuring two of
Mexico’s finest boxers: “Canelo
Álvarez vs. Julio César Chávez, Jr.
” in a historic showdown that
will rival the biggest fights in Mexico’s rich boxing history.
Two-division world champion Canelo Álvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) will
square off against former WBC World Middleweight Champion Julio César
Chávez, Jr.
(50-2-1, 32 KOs) in a 12-round battle.

Presented by Fathom Events, Golden Boy Promotions and HBO Pay Per View,
the one-day cinema broadcast is set for Saturday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m. PT
/ 7:00 p.m. MT / 8:00 p.m. CT / 9:00 p.m. ET, live from the sold-out
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. In addition to catching all the in-ring
action up close and personal, event attendees will receive an exclusive
commemorative fight mini-poster. Fighters for the undercard bouts will
be announced shortly.

Tickets for “Canelo Álvarez vs. Julio César Chávez, Jr.” can be
purchased beginning Friday, April 7, 2017 online by visiting
or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will
be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s
Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). A complete list of theater locations
will be available April 7 on the Fathom Event’s website
(theaters and participants are subject to change).

On May 5, 2016, Álvarez celebrated T-Mobile Arena’s first boxing event
with a knockout of Amir “King” Khan. Álvarez last fought on September
17, 2016, knocking out the previously undefeated WBO junior middleweight
champion Liam Smith. Chávez, Jr. was last in action on December 10,
2016, when he secured a unanimous decision victory over highly-regarded
German fighter Dominik Britsch.

Álvarez says, “Julio César Chávez, Sr. is one of the best, if not the
best fighter in history. I grew up watching him and learned a lot from
him, but that won’t have any influence when I fight his son… I want to
remind you that when two Mexican fighters face-off, a spectacular show
is guaranteed, and I can assure you that May 6 will be no exception.”

“This is going to be a tough fight. Every fight is important, and this
one especially because it is between two Mexicans fighting each other
for the glory,” Julio César Chávez, Jr. said. “I’m going to win, but my
country will too, because this is the fight that boxing needs.”

Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, said,
“Mexican boxing is the best, and when you have these two top boxers who
want to give the best to the fans, we couldn’t pass it up. Canelo, the
biggest boxing star, will take on not only a former world champion in
Julio César Chávez, Jr., but the son of the biggest star in the history
of boxing in Mexico.”

“There’s nothing like seeing these warriors – Canelo Álvarez and Julio
César Chávez, Jr. – do battle, larger than life, on the big screen,”
John Rubey, CEO of Fathom Events, said. “It’s like having a real
ring-side experience in your local cinema surrounded by other fans!”

For artwork/photos related to “Canelo Álvarez vs. Julio César
Chávez, Jr.
” visit the Fathom Events press

Canelo vs. Chávez, Jr. is a 12-round fight presented by Golden Boy
Promotions. The event will take place on Saturday, May 6 at T-Mobile
Arena and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®.

About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event
cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top
Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall
distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment
Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal
Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC),
Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events
such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera,
dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National
Theatre Live, sporting events like Copa America Centenario, concerts
with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM
Big Screen Classics film series and inspirational events such as To Joey
With Love and Kirk Cameron’s Revive US. Fathom Events takes audiences
behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As,
backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the
ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network
(“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America,
bringing live and pre-recorded events to 896 locations and 1,383 screens
in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit

About Golden Boy Promotions

Los Angeles-based Golden Boy Promotions was established in 2002 by
10-time world champion in six divisions Oscar De La Hoya, the first
Hispanic to own a national boxing promotional company. Golden Boy
Promotions is one of boxing‘s most active and respected promoters,
presenting shows in packed venues around the world and has worked with
networks such as HBO, HBO Latino, Estrella TV, ESPN, TeleFutura, FOX
Sports 1, FOX Deportes, Televisa and TV Azteca. The company has also
promoted some of the top boxing events in the history of the sport
including De La Hoya vs. Mayweather, Mayweather vs. Canelo and other
notable pay-per-view fights featuring fan-favorites Bernard “The Alien”
Hopkins, Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez, Miguel Cotto, Marco “Baby Faced
Assassin” Antonio Barrera, Erik “El Terrible” Morales and Sugar Shane
Mosley. For more information, visit,
or follow on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube @GoldenBoyBoxing.


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Boy Promotions

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for Golden Boy Promotions
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