MEXICAN star Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan took time yesterday (Sunday, February 28) to kick off their press conference tour week visiting some of London’s most recognizable landmarks. The fighters posed for photos alongside their teams and promoter Oscar De La Hoya at the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, The Shard, London Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Oxo Tower, London Eye and Westminster-House of Parliament on a cold winter’s afternoon.
The press tour will continued for the fighters with a press conference at The Park Plaza hotel in London today (Monday, February 29). The tour will move on to New York on Tuesday, March 1 at the Hard Rock Cafe’s Live Venue in Times Square and will finish off at the Five Tower Stage at Universal City Walk Hollywood on Wednesday, March 2. All events are open to the public.
Current WBC and lineal middleweight world champion Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) is set to clash with former two-time world champion and resurgent contender Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) in a 12-round world championship battle on Cinco De Mayo weekend (Saturday, May 7) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View in the States with the UK broadcaster yet to be announced.
Press conference photos: Action Images/Andrew Couldridge
London landmark photos: Martin McNeil/HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions