"Countdown to Canelo vs. Smith" Video Special Available Now Across Digital Platforms
"COUNTDOWN TO CANELO ALVAREZ VS. LIAM SMITH"
AVAILABLE NOW WITH DISTRIBUTION ACROSS DIGITAL PLATFORMS
Catch Never Before Seen Behind-the-Scenes Footage of Former Two-Division World Champion and Mexican Superstar Canelo Alvarez and
WBO Junior Middleweight World Champion Liam Smith in a 30-Minute Special Ahead of Their September 17 Showdown
LOS ANGELES (Aug. 31, 2016) Catch never-before seen footage of former two-division world champion Canelo Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) and WBO Junior Middleweight World Champion Liam "Beefy" Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs) as they prepare to face each other on Mexican Independence Day Weekend on September 17 at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, Texas.
Presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Leigh Simons Productions, "Countdown to Canelo vs. Smith" features an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the private lives of two of boxing's most talked about fighters. The primetime special 30-minute preview show is now airing on various digital platforms including HBO Boxing's YouTube Page, www.GoldenBoyPromotions.com, www.RingTVLive.com and additional websites and outlets where Ring TV is available. Segments of the show are now available to download and post, video credit: Leigh Simons Productions/Golden Boy Promotions.
"Watching this preview provides a unique, comparative look in to the outside identities of these international reigning boxing champions and their tremendous athletic capabilities," said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "While both fighters differ outside the ring in their private lives, both have proven themselves as fearsome world champions with their boxing abilities. This video gives a personal perspective to Canelo Alvarez and Liam Smith like the fans have never seen before in their natural habitats, living their day-to-day lives in preparation before they both come together in a fight to determine the true WBO Junior Middleweight World Champion."
"This documentary is an extraordinarily rich, and colorful portrait of two amazing athletes," said Leigh Simons, President of Leigh Simons Productions. "The deeper I went into their camps and the more I explored each fighters psyche and their personal lives, the more interesting and memorable their stories became. In just a little more than a decade of dedication and commitment to the sport of boxing, one kid from Liverpool, England the other from Guadalajara, Mexico; each came from relative poverty and obscurity to become world champions. Now these two pugilistic prodigies paths collide on Saturday September 17 for one epic night for the entire world to see. This is the stuff that dreams are made of."
Below is a collection of links to embed and download for posting. Mandatory Video Credit: Leigh Simons Productions/Golden Boy Promotions.
Canelo vs. Smith: Everything's At Stake:
Download Link: https://vimeo.com/180337355
Canelo vs. Smith: Canelo Alavrez - Need for Speed:
Download Link: https://vimeo.com/180337354
Canelo vs. Smith: Liam Smith - Here to Make a Statement:
Download Link: https://vimeo.com/180337353
Canelo vs. Smith: Boxing Families:
Download Link: https://vimeo.com/180337356
Canelo vs. Smith: Opening Segment:
Download Link: https://vimeo.com/180337352
Tickets are priced at $750, $500, $300, $200, $100, $85, $50 and $40, not including applicable service charges with a total ticket limit of 8 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com. Additionally, walk up purchases are available at the AT&T Stadium Box Office (Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. CT to 5:00 p.m. CT).
Canelo vs. Smith, a 12-round fight for the WBO Junior Middleweight World Championship, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Frank Warren and Canelo Promotions. Gabriel Rosado vs. Willie Monroe, Jr. is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Banner Promotions and Diego De La Hoya vs. Luis Orlando Del Valle is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Roc Nation Sports. The event is sponsored by "Tecate, BORN BOLD," O'Reilly's Auto Parts, Adriana's Insurance and Casa Mexico Tequila and will take place on Saturday, September 17 at AT&T Stadium. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. CT, first fight and the RingTVLive.com live stream begins at 3:20 p.m. ET/2:20 p.m. CT/12:20 p.m. PT; the preliminary live stream begins at 6:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. CT/3:30 p.m. PT; with the main show produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT/6:00 p.m. PT.
For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, www.frankwarren.com, www.attstadium.com or www.hbo.com/boxing, follow us on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @Canelo, @LiamBeefySmith, @KingGabRosado, @WillieMonroeJr, @JosephDiazJr, @AndrewCancio, @DiegoDeLaHoya, @OscarDeLaHoya, @FrankWarren_tv, @ATTStadium and @HBOboxing, become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing, www.Facebook.com/frankwarrenpromotions, www.Facebook.com/ATTStadium or www.Facebook.com/HBOboxing, join us on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing, @Canelo, @LiamBeefySmith, @KingGabRosado, @Willie_elmongoose_monroejr, @JosephDiazJr, @Aa_Cancio, @DiegoDeLaHoya94 @ATTStadium, @OscarDeLaHoya and @HBOboxing, and follow the conversation using #CaneloSmith.
The HBO Sports special ROAD TO CANELO/SMITH debuts SATURDAY, SEPT. 10 at 12:45 a.m. (ET/PT) immediately following HBO World Championship Boxing.