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LIVE Today on Fight Network - Boxing Weigh-in Doubleheader

Ariel Shnerer / September 14, 2012 - 1:27pm

Fight Network is your official home for live weigh-ins and boxing coverage as we'll be presenting a weigh-in doubleheader later this afternoon.

First, at 5 p.m. ET, tune in for live coverage of the official weigh-in for Saul "Canelo" Alvarez vs. Josesito Lopez from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

The coverage will include a live panel with Fight Network boxing analysts Corey Erdman and Morgan Campbell.

Then, at 6:30 p.m. ET, the live coverage and analysis continues with the official weigh-in for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Sergio Martinez from the Wynn in Las Vegas, NV.

The Alvarez-Lopez fight will be broadcast live Saturday night on Showtime Championship Boxing presented by Golden Boy Promotions, while Chavez-Martinez headlines an HBO PPV telecast promoted by Top Rank.

Additional details below:

The official weigh-in for “Knockout Kings” headlining Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Josesito Lopez is open to the public, tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Doors open at noon. For more free, scheduled events . . .

Friday, September 14

12:00 p.m. Al Bernstein Book Signing
Location: MGM Grand Hotel Lobby

12:00 p.m. Weigh-In Doors Open
Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena

2:00 p.m. “Knockout Kings” Official Weigh-In
Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena

4:00 p.m. “Knockout Kings” Tweet-Up Featuring Oscar De  La Hoya and Roberto Duran Autograph Signings
Location: MGM Grand Hotel Lobby

Saturday, September 15

12:00 p.m. Roberto Duran Autograph Signing
Location: MGM Grand Hotel Lobby

2:00 p.m. Mexico’s Legendary Champions Autograph Signings, featuring Erubey “Chango” Carmona, Pipino Cuevas, Humberto Gonzalez, Rodolfo “Gato” Gonzalez, Danny “Little  Red” Lopez & Daniel “Chato” Zaragoza
Location: MGM Grand Hotel Lobby

3:00 p.m. Arena Doors Open

3:30 p.m. First Fight Begins

5:00 p.m. SHOWTIMER EXTREME Telecast Begins

6:00 p.m. SHOWTIMER CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Telecast Begins

Sunday, September 16

12:00 p.m. Roberto Duran Autograph Signing
Location: MGM Grand Hotel Lobby

LAS VEGAS, NEV. (September 14, 2012) -- Undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion and Son of the Legend, JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ JR., 46-0-1, 32 KOs), of Culiacán, México, and two-division world champion and pound for pound kingpin with the matinee idol looks, SERGIO "Maravilla" MARTÍNEZ (49-2-2, 28 KOs), of Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, will go face to face one last time before they go mano a mano at their Official Weigh-In Today!  Friday, September 14, in the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas (3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nev. 89109.)   Open to the public, complimentary general admission tickets will be available on a first come first serve basis.  Fans can pick up their general admission tickets at the Wynn Theater box office beginning at 10 a.m. PT on Friday.   Fans can also watch the closed circuit feed at the XS night club at Wynn Las Vegas.

Doors to the Encore Theater will open at 2:30 p.m. with Chávez Jr. and Martínez scheduled to step on the scale at approximately 3:30 p.m. PT.  Chávez Jr. and Martínez are two days away from their historic and sold-out Méxican Independence Day Weekend world championship showdown.

Promoted by Top Rank®, Zanfer Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, in association with Wynn Las Vegas, AT&T and Tecate, the Chávez Jr. vs. Martínez Middleweight Championship Event will take place Saturday, September 15, Méxican Independence Day Weekend, at the Thomas & Mack Center, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.   

Remaining tickets to the Wynn Las Vegas closed circuit presentation are priced at $70 for reserved seating in the intimate Encore Theater and $50 for general admission in the Lafite Ballroom at Wynn. Tickets are inclusive of applicable taxes and fees and can be purchased by calling (702) 770-7118, through the website wynnlasvegas.com or by visiting the Wynn Ticket Office (Friday-Tuesday:  10 a.m. to 11 p.m. PT / Wednesday-Thursday:  10 a.m. -   6 p.m. PT) or the Wynn Concierge (Daily:  10 a.m. - 9 p.m. PT.)

The Chávez Jr. vs. Martínez world championship telecast, which begins at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View and will be available to more than 92 million pay-per-view homes. HBO Pay-Per-View, a division of Home Box Office, Inc., is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. Follow HBO Boxing news at www.hbo.com and at www.facebook.com/hboboxing. Use the hashtag #ChavezMartinez to join the conversation on Twitter.  For Chávez Jr. vs. Martínez updates log on to www.toprank.com, www.dbe1.com or www.hbo.com.

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