Tonight at 9 pm EDT on Showtime in the US, as well as BoxNation in the UK and Televisa in Mexico, Canelo Alvarez headlines against Josesito Lopez on a four-fight televised bill from Las Vegas.
Bad Left Hook will have live round-by-round coverage of the entire card, including immediate post-fight analysis of each fight.
Fight time: 9:00 p.m. EDT
Location: MGM Grand - Las Vegas, Nevada
TV channel: Showtime (US) / BoxNation (UK) / Televisa (Mexico)
Pre-fight coverage, undercard rundown, and more after the jump.
Canelo (40-0-1, 29 KO) is the heavy favorite tonight against the upset-minded Lopez (30-4, 18 KO), and all six of the BLH staffers who made a pick for the fight have chosen Alvarez to win pretty handily. But it's also expected to be a good TV fight, which is another way of saying it won't be boring, and should have action to spare.
The undercard also features some potentially explosive matchups:
Featherweights, 12 Rounds (WBC Title)
Jhonny Gonzalez (52-7, 45 KO) vs Daniel Ponce De Leon (43-4, 35 KO)
Welterweights, 10 Rounds
Marcos Maidana (31-3, 28 KO) vs Jesus Soto Karass (26-7-3, 17 KO)
Bantamweights, 12 Rounds (WBC Title)
Leo Santa Cruz (20-0-1, 11 KO) vs Eric Morel (46-3, 23 KO)
If you've missed anything in the pre-fight hype, here's some stuff to help you catch up:
- Canelo vs Lopez: Showtime All Access - Episode One (Video)
- Weigh-In: Video and Photos / Results
- Staff Picks: Gonzalez vs Ponce De Leon
- Staff Picks: Canelo vs Lopez
- Betting Odds and Preview
- Photo Gallery: Media Workout
- Judges, Referee Named
- Interview: Josesito Lopez at MGM Grand Arrival
- Brian Kenny, Paulie Malignaggi Join SHO Broadcast Team
- Miguel Cotto Attending Fight, Targeting Canelo For 2013
- Photo Gallery: MGM Grand Arrivals
- Purses: Canelo vs Lopez / Undercard
- Interview: Oscar De La Hoya
- Interview: Richard Schaefer