WBC Super Welterweight Champion Canelo Alvarez and super welterweight contender Alfonso Gomez officially announce their September 17, 2011 world title fight.
Canelo Alvarez, WBC Super Welterweight Champion (37-0-1, 27 KO's):
"The only thing I want to say is I will prepare 100 percent for this fight and not take him [Gomez] lightly.
"I don't like to talk too much, so I'll keep it short. Everyone here knows the Mexican saying 'a dog that barks, does not bite.' On September 17, Alfonso Gomez will know who Canelo is.
"I do my talking with my fists in the ring because I am a man, not a clown. I'm going to show this kid who Canelo is.
Alfonso Gomez, WBC #6 Rated Super Welterweight Contender (23-4-2, 12 KO's):
"I am going to ruin all of their [Golden Boy Promotions' and Canelo's] plans. I am going to unleash this beast that is within me.
"From the first second I heard about this fight, I have been in the gym. This road I have been on has been too hard to take anything for granted at this point.
"I plan to go in and die in the ring to win this fight. I'm ready to become world champion. This is my time. This opportunity is mine and I'm going to take it.
"Houston, he [Canelo] has a problem and his name is Alfonso Gomez. On September 17, everyone will know Alfonso Gomez as the world champion.
"I know Canelo trains hard and he is not a champion for nothing, but I have experience and I will be the champion of the world.
"Canelo, I know what I said yesterday [in Los Angeles] hurt you, but my punches will hurt more."
"Star Power: Mayweather vs. Ortiz," is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions and is sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, Dewalt Tools and AT&T. The 12-round mega-fight, which will be contested for Ortiz's WBC Welterweight Championship, will take place Saturday, Sept. 17 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.
"Star Power Los Angeles: Alvarez vs. Gomez" is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions in association with Canelo Promotions, and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, DeWalt Tools and AT&T. The 12-round fight, which will be contested for Alvarez's WBC Super Welterweight Championship, will take place Saturday, Sept. 17 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.
Tickets for Mayweather vs. Ortiz are priced at $1,250, $1,000, $600, $300 and $150, not including applicable service charges, with a total ticket limit of twelve (12) per person. Ticket sales are limited to ten (10) per person at the $1,250, $1,000, $600 and $300 price levels with a ticket limit of two (2) per person at the $150 price level.To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
Tickets for Alvarez vs. Gomez are priced at $300, $150, $75 and $50, are on sale now and available for purchase online at ticketmaster.com, via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800)745-3000. Tickets are also available at Staples Center box office.
HBO's Emmy Award-winning all-access series "24/7" premieres an all-new edition when "24/7 Mayweather/Ortiz" debuts Saturday, Aug. 27 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The four-part series will air for three consecutive Saturday nights before the finale airs the night before the welterweight championship showdown in Las Vegas.