Canelo Alvarez to Battle Amir Khan for the WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Championships Live on the Big Screen Cinco De Mayo Weekend

Fathom Events, Golden Boy Promotions and O’Reilly Auto Parts Present
This International Battle in Select Movie Theaters on May 7

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CaneloKhan–On Cinco De Mayo weekend, Golden Boy Promotions, Fathom Events and
O’Reilly Auto Parts will present a match-up between two of boxing’s
biggest stars with Canelo
Alvarez vs. Amir Khan
, broadcast live from Las Vegas’ new
T-Mobile Arena to select movie theaters across the U.S. This mega-fight
promises high-intensity action between two of boxing’s most powerful
athletes competing in the prime of their careers; WBC, Ring
Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez makes his
first title defense of 2016 against former two-time world champion and
resurgent contender Amir “King” Khan. The event will be presented live
on Saturday, May 7 at 9:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. CT / 7:00 p.m. MT / 6:00
p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. AK / 3:00 p.m. HI.

Additionally, three exciting fights have been confirmed leading up to
the Canelo vs. Khan mega-fight. In the co-main event of the evening,
Canada’s biggest boxing star and former IBF Middleweight World Champion
David Lemieux (34-3, 31 KOs) will be looking to make an impression and
use his power against the swift contender from Passaic, New Jersey, Glen
“Jersey Boy” Tapia (23-2, 15 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round middleweight
fight. Top rated contender and former WBA Interim Super Lightweight
World Champion Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (22-5) will move up to
welterweight to square off against East L.A.’s undefeated Frankie
“Pitbull” Gomez (20-0, 13 KOs) in a ten-round welterweight fight.
Opening up the televised undercard, Patrick Teixeira (26-0, 22 KOs) will
face Curtis Stevens (27-5, 20 KOs) in a ten-round career-defining
middleweight bout.

Tickets for Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan can be purchased online by
or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will
be able to enjoy the event in nearly 200 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital
Broadcast Network
. For a complete list of theater locations visit
the Fathom Events website
(theaters and participants are subject to change).

At the age of 25, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico’s Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1,
32 KOs), the current WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight
World Champion, has conquered the boxing world, captivating fans both at
home and around the globe with his action-packed fighting style,
charisma and willingness to take on the toughest challenges. The 2015
Fighter of the Year candidate’s road to stardom began in 2011 with a win
over Matthew “Magic” Hatton for the vacant WBC Super Welterweight World
title. On November 21, 2015, Canelo defeated future Hall-of-Famer Miguel
Cotto for the WBC, RING Magazine and Lineal Middleweight Championship in
front of a packed arena at the Mandalay Events Center in Las Vegas and
more than 900,000 homes across the country. The unanimous decision
victory cemented Canelo’s status as boxing’s biggest draw and among the
best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.

“This fight, against Amir Khan on May 7, is one of the biggest fights of
my career, and I am glad that all my loyal fans will have the
opportunity to support me not only at the new T-Mobile in Las Vegas, but
also in theaters across the country. That makes me even more motivated
to defeat Amir Khan and offer fans a fight full of high intensity,” said
Canelo Alvarez

Bolton, Lancashire, England native, Amir “King” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs)
catapulted into the media spotlight after winning the silver medal at
the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Khan turned professional on July 16, 2005
with a first round technical knockout victory over Phil Edwards. Since
then, Khan’s highlights include giving Carlos Molina his first
professional loss in December 2012 and defeating former IBF Lightweight
World Champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz in April 2013, securing the WBC
Silver Welterweight title. In May 2014 Khan secured the WBA
International Welterweight title against Luis Collazo, and went on to
defend his titles in spectacular fashion against former three-time world
champion Devon “The Great” Alexander in December 2014 and former WBO
Super Lightweight World Champion Chris Algieri in May 2015. Now, “King”
Khan will be looking to become a world champion again when he faces

“Saturday May 7 is going to witness a special moment in my career,” said
Amir Khan. “I’m facing a great champion in Canelo Alvarez and know I
will need to be at my very best. I’m ready to give everything to win
this fight and I’m delighted that boxing fans will be able to watch this
fantastic event live on the big screen.”

Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh said, “This
event is set to be a ‘must-see’ fight. Boxing fans nationwide will enjoy
thrilling views of this classic speed vs. power bout, up on the big
screen and bigger-than-life.”

For artwork/photos related to Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan, visit the
Fathom Events press

About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is the event cinema distribution arm of AMC Entertainment
Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal
Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), the
three largest movie theater circuits in the U.S., and is recognized as
the leading distributor of alternative content. It offers a variety of
one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that
include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera,
dance and theatre productions such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National
Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting events like FS1
Presents USA v Mexico
, concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction,
the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based events such as The
Drop Box
and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events also 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. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital
broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in
North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 875 locations in
179 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more
information, visit

About Canelo vs. Khan

Canelo vs. Khan, a 12-round fight for Canelo’s WBC, Ring Magazine
and Lineal Middleweight World Championships, is promoted by Golden Boy
Promotions in association with Canelo Promotions and sponsored by “Cerveza
Tecate, Born Bold,”
O’Reilly Auto Parts, Casa Mexico Tequila and
DOOM® — Fight Like Hell on May 13. David Lemieux vs. Glen Tapia is
presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Eye of the Tiger
Management and Patrick Teixeira vs. Curtis Stevens is presented by
Golden Boy Promotions in association with Main Events. The mega-event
will take place Saturday, May 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will
be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00
p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

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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Marketing for Fathom Events
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Boy Promotions

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for Golden Boy Promotions
Stefan Friedman, 323-308-8598
Rockwell Caloca, 323-308-8598