Boxing fans of Houston lined up around Minute Maid Park
on July 1st, 2013 for a chance to see boxing superstars Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez as they promoted the fight nicknamed "The One," which will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 14th. Mayweather, eight-time and five-division world champion has selected the undefeated Mexican boxing sensation as his opponent for the super welterweight mega-bout. Golden Boy Promotions president and Houston Dynamo part owner Oscar De La Hoya was on hand to host the press conference. The fighters are on an eleven city tour, which includes Houston, San Antonio, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. The Phoenix stop was cancelled out of respect for the nineteen fallen firefighters that died battling the Yarnell Hill Wild Fire, and De La Hoya announced that a large monetary donation and other support will be provided to the families of the deceased. PHOTOS BY MARCO TORRES.
Blog: Mayweather, Canelo Make Appearance at Minute Maid to Promote Fight