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Canelo Alvarez’s May 7 bout with Amir Khan will be shown at movie theaters

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Some fans (mainly the neurotic ones) are upset that Canelo Alvarez's RING and WBC middleweight titles are on the line in his 155-pound catchweight showdown against Amir Khan. Photo / Rich Kane - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan take the stage for their May 7 fight. Photo: Rich Kane –Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions


Canelo Alvarez’s popularity has skyrocketed to exaggerated proportions in recent years. But on May 7 when he defends his RING and WBC middleweight titles against Amir Khan at 155 pounds at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on HBO PPV (9 p.m. ET), both participants will literally be larger-than-life.

Golden Boy Promotions announced on Thursday that Canelo-Khan on Cinco De Mayo weekend will be available on the silver screen at select movie theaters across the country – just as Alvarez’s bout with Miguel Cotto was in November.

The main event, as well as three PPV undercard bouts, will be shown in nearly 200 theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network of movie theater content providers. Tickets for Canelo-Khan can be purchased online by visiting,, or at participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations, fans can visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change, according to a press release).

Three fights will precede the main event. Former middleweight titleholder David Lemieux (34-3, 31 KOs) faces Glen Tapia (23-2, 15 KOs) in the co-feature in Lemieux’s first fight since losing to Gennady Golovkin last October; ring veteran Mauricio Herrera (22-5, 7 KOs) takes on rising contender Frankie Gomez (20-0, 13 KOs) at 146 pounds; and opening the televised undercard are the middleweights Patrick Teixeira (26-0, 22 KOs) facing knockout artist Curtis Stevens (27-5, 20 KOs).