Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara Fight for “HONOR & GLORY,” Presented Live in Cinemas Saturday, July 12

  Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara Fight for “HONOR & GLORY,” Presented Live
  in Cinemas Saturday, July 12

Fathom Events, Golden Boy Promotions and Showtime PPV^® Bring This Epic Event
  to Select Movie Theaters Nationwide from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las

Business Wire

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- June 16, 2014

Fathom Events, Golden Boy Promotions and Showtime PPV are pleased to present
the two best junior middleweights in the world, Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy
Lara, who will meet to decide 154-pound supremacy  on Saturday, July 12 at
9:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. CT / 7:00 p.m. MT / 6:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. AK /
3:00 p.m. HI. “HONOR & GLORY: Canelo vs. Lara” will be broadcast live from the
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to select theaters nationwide as Mexican
superstar Canelo Alvarez squares off against WBA Junior Middleweight World
Champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara in a 12-round bout. The event
will be produced and distributed live by Showtime PPV.

Tickets for “HONOR & GLORY: Canelo vs. Lara” are available at participating
theater box offices and online at For a complete list of
theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and
participants are subject to change). The event will be broadcast to nearly 200
select movie theaters across the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast

"I'm expecting one of the toughest fights of my career on July 12,” said
Canelo Alvarez. “So knowing that I'll have my fans cheering me on, not just in
the arena but in movie theaters throughout the country, has me even more
motivated to beat Erislandy Lara and give the fans a fight to remember.”

"This is the fight that the fans and I demanded and now they will get to see
it on a grand scale,” said Lara. “There is no better situation in boxing then
to see two hungry fighters willing to put everything on the line for the honor
and glory of their fans. I'll be sending a strong message to the world come
July 12th, that you can count on!"

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico’s Canelo Alvarez (43-1-1, 31 KOs) is one of the
most compelling figures in the fight game today. A former world champion and
still just 23-years-old, Canelo has captivated fans around the world with his
exciting fighting style and charisma in and out of the ring. A professional
since 2005, Canelo won the WBC Junior Middleweight Title in 2011 and
successfully defended it five times before unifying the championship with a
2013 victory over Austin Trout. A mega-fight with Mayweather followed five
months later. Although he lost a hard-fought decision to the pound-for-pound
king last September, Canelo got back on track in March with a 10th
round-technical knockout win over Alfredo Angulo.

Slick southpaw Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (19-1-2, 12 KOs) graduated
from the renowned Cuban amateur boxing program and migrated to the United
States to pursue a professional boxing career. As a young contender on the
rise, Lara suffered a controversial decision loss to Paul Williams in 2011.
Since then, he has done his best to take it out of the judges’ hands by
knocking out Ronald Hearns and Angulo, with the latter victory earning him the
WBA Junior Middleweight World Championship. In his most recent bout, Lara won
a 12-round unanimous decision over Trout on Dec. 7, 2013, and now the
31-year-old, who makes his home in Houston, will attempt to give Canelo a
boxing lesson on July 12.

“Fight fans will not want to miss this epic bout between Canelo Alvarez and
Erislandy Lara,” said John Rubey, CEO of Fathom Events. “Seeing this event on
the big screen will be as close as you can get to a ring-side experience!”

About AC JV, LLC

Fathom Events is owned by a newly formed entity called AC JV, LLC.Fathom is
the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a
variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide
that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the
performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series,
Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars,
socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Additionally,
Fathom events take audiences behind-the-scenes and offer unique extras –
creating the ultimate entertainment experience for fans of all ages. Co-owned
by the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States, AMC
Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal
Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom’s live digital broadcast network
(“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing
live events to more than 750 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas®
(including all of the top 50). For more information, visit


Fathom Events
Jessica Hanus, 303-792-8766
Scoop Marketing for Fathom Events
Erik Stein, 818-761-6100
Golden Boy Promotions
Marylyn Aceves, 213-489-5631
Ramiro Gonzalez, 213-489-5631
Swanson Communications
Kelly Swanson, 202-783-5500
Lisa Milner, 202-783-5500
Flo Jocou, 202-783-5500
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