Photo: Lina Baker
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.”