Giant press tour – open to public – set for Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez

Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, told this newspaper just the other day he was putting together an unprecedented press tour for the Sept. 14 junior middleweight title-unification fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez at MGM Grand in Las Vegas (on Showtime pay-per-view).

He wasn’t just whistling Dixie. The 11-stop tour will begin June 24 in New York City and culminate July 2 in Los Angeles. On three days – June 26, July 1 and July 2 – there will be two stops, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

The good news for fans is, they are all open to the public. We’ll keep everyone updated regarding times and places.

Mayweather, of Las Vegas via Grand Rapids, Mich., is 44-0 with 26 knockouts. Alvarez, of Mexico, is 42-0-1 with 30 knockouts. They will fight at a catch-weight of 152 pounds, two under the limit.

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