Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan is the main event of Saturday’s pay-per-view at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, but there are plenty of other fights on the card. Three more bouts will be featured on the PPV, and a preliminary undercard will be broadcast online.
The actual PPV begins at 9 p.m. ET, but Alvarez and Khan won’t step inside the ring until much later. The actual start time of their fight will be closer to 11:30 p.m. ET. When Alvarez fought Miguel Cotto on PPV in November, their bout didn’t begin until midnight.
While Alvarez will defend his middleweight title against Khan at a catchweight of 155 pounds, another middleweight fight is being billed as the co-main event. Former champion David Lemieux will face Glen Tapia in a 10-round bout. Both boxers are looking to rebound, coming off losses in their last fights.
Lemieux, who dropped his middleweight title to Gennady Golovkin in October, is the heavy favorite. Tapia is in need of a victory, having been knocked out in the fourth round of his last fight and making the move from junior middleweight. But the New Jersey native says he likes entering the fight as the underdog.
“I don’t have any pressure at all,” Tapia told International Business Times. “I’m supposed to lose this fight. He has all the pressure in the world. He’s supposed to beat me...But I know what I’m going to do.”
Lemieux believes he’ll bounce back from a loss against Golovkin. He was supposed to fight James de la Rosa in March, but he didn’t make weight and the fight was called off. Lemieux weighed in at 160 pounds on Friday, and he’s confident going up against Tapia, who’s looking for the biggest win of his career.
“I don’t think he’s going to adapt well when I hit him,” Lemieux told International Business Times. “I don’t think he’s ever been hit from a guy like me.”
Also on the fight card is Curtis Stevens, another one of Golovkin's victims. He’s suffered defeats in two of his last four bouts, losing to Golovkin in 2013 and Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam in 2014. He’ll fight Patrick Teixeira in a 10-round middleweight bout.
Alvarez vs. Khan can be purchased on PPV or online at CaneloKhan.com for $69.95. The preliminary undercard starts at 7 p.m. ET. and can be seen for free with the live stream below.
PPV Fight Card
Amir Khan vs Canelo Alvarez (Middleweight)
David Lemieux vs Glen Tapia (Middleweight)
Frankie Gomez vs Mauricio Herrera (Welterweight)
Patrick Teixeira vs Curtis Stevens (Middleweight)
Diego De La Hoya vs. Rocco Santomauro (Super Bantamweight)
Jason Quigley vs. James de la Rosa (Middleweight)
Lamont Roach Jr vs. Jose Arturo Esquivel (Lightweight)
Rashidi Ellis vs. Marco Antonio Lopez (Welterweight)