GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS AND TV AZTECA HAVE SIGNED AN EXCLUSIVE CONTRACT TO BROADCAST CANELO ALVAREZ' FIGHTS IN MEXICO
Sat, 11 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES (April 10) - TV Azteca, known as one of the powerhouses of boxing in Mexico and around the world due to their intensive dedication to spreading the sport to its millions of viewers, has signed an exclusive agreement with Golden Boy Promotions to broadcast Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez' fights in Mexico.
The historic agreement between Golden Boy Promotions and TV Azteca will begin with the broadcast of the 12-round super welterweight mega-fight between Canelo Alvarez and knockout-artist James "The Mandingo Warrior" Kirkland on May 9, from Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.
"TV Azteca broadcasted my first televised national fight against Victor "El Negro" M?rquez, and I am happy to return to this prestigious home and have it be the platform that displays my professional career at this stage," said Canelo Alvarez. "TV Azteca has stood-out for their dedication to bringing boxing to the masses and I am very happy and grateful that all my fans will have the chance to see my fights on TV Azteca."
"This is a great moment for Golden Boy Promotions, Canelo Alvarez and the sport of boxing in general," said Oscar de la Hoya, President and Founder of Golden Boy Promotions. "To reach an exclusive agreement in Mexico, with a partner as respected as TV Azteca is an honor for us and together we will provide the best fights for all of Canelo's fans."
"We proudly welcome our friend and now partner, Golden Boy Promotions to our family," said Rodrigo Fern?ndez, General Programming Director of Azteca. "The strength of 'The Home of Boxing' is clear; those who write the history of boxing in Mexico are with Box Azteca. We are very proud to see that the family of 'The Home of Boxing' continues to grow, and we welcome Canelo Alvarez to his new home. We will continue to make boxing history with the great battles Canelo will give in the ring, bringing honor to his home country of Mexico. Wherever Canelo goes Box Azteca will be by his side."
The all-star announcing team of Box Team Azteca is led by legendary Mexican fighters Julio Cesar "JC" Chavez, Erik "El Terrible" Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera, Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez as well as Carlos Aguilar, Eduardo Lamaz?n and Rodolfo Vargas.
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