LOS ANGELES (Feb. 19, 2016) – T-Mobile Arena, the hottest new sports and entertainment venue located just west of the famed Las Vegas Strip, will host the showdown between two of the biggest stars in boxing – WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) and former two-time world champion Amir “King” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) – on Cinco de Mayo weekend. T-Mobile Arena will open Wednesday, April 6 and on Saturday, May 7 will host its first boxing event featuring Canelo vs. Khan.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The mega-fight promises intense action between two of boxing’s most popular and powerful fighters. Information regarding ticket availability and a press tour for the fight will be announced shortly.
“The new T-Mobile Arena was clearly the perfect venue choice to host the battle that will be Canelo vs. Khan on May 7,” said Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO, Oscar De La Hoya. “Boxing in Las Vegas is truly an exciting event, and the fans with tickets to the fight will be in for a treat watching the fight in this new, state-of-the-art venue.”
Richard Sturm, president of Entertainment and Sports for MGM Resorts International, said, “As the newest sports and entertainment venue in Las Vegas, T-Mobile Arena was designed to host major boxing events including the first-ever fight featuring Canelo vs. Khan. Fight fans will have the opportunity to experience pre-fight activations at Toshiba Plaza as well as the arena’s multiple food and beverage options. We are excited to welcome the two fighters back to Las Vegas and look forward to a great event in May.”
Located west of the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, T-Mobile Arena is expected to host more than 100 events annually including UFC, boxing, hockey, basketball and other sporting events, major headline entertainment, awards shows, family shows and special events. Las Vegas’ newest landmark will feature 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes, complete broadcast facilities, and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings and fan amenities destined to create a guest experience second to none.