The September 17 fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Victor Ortiz will be available on HBO pay-per-view as usual, but Golden Boy and Mayweather Promotions have also once again teamed up with NCF Fathom to bring the event to movie theaters across the United States.
The full PPV will be shown in its entirety, with the Mayweather vs Ortiz main event and an undercard featuring Saul "Canelo" Alvarez vs Alfonso Gomez, Erik Morales vs Lucas Matthysse, and Jessie Vargas vs Josesito Lopez (the press release actually doesn't mention this fight, but I can't imagine it not being shown).
"Watching the fight on the big screen in movie theaters across the country is a fantastic way to experience a mega-fight like Mayweather vs. Ortiz, Canelo vs. Gomez and Morales vs. Matthysse, all on Mexican Independence Day weekend," said Richard Schaefer, CEO Golden Boy Promotions. "It is great to work with NCM Fathom again to bring championship boxing to the big screen in an unparalleled level of entertainment."
"Since boxing made its exciting return to movie theaters in 2009, Fathom has allowed fans to experience every punch and jab at their local movie theaters," said Dan Diamond, vice president of Fathom. "This big screen fight brings Mayweather back to the ring in what promises to be one of boxing's most memorable matches of 2011."
Tickets and a list of participating theaters are available at Fathom's web site.