by Edward Chaykovsky
Oscar De La Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions, has confirmed the particpation of WBC junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (39-0-1, 29KOs) for the Floyd Mayweather-Miguel Cotto undercard on May 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
As BoxingScene.com had reported several weeks ago, Canelo's return was scheduled for May 5th, but it wasn't clear whether he was fighting on the undercard or in the main event. After Mayweather announced his move in weight to challenge Cotto for the WBA title, De La Hoya revealed Alvarez's participation on the undercard.
Although it's still not clear if Alvarez will actually fight at the MGM or an alternate venue with a split-feed being produced for the pay-per-view. For Mayweather's last fight against Victor Ortiz, at the MGM Grand in September, Alvarez's pay-per-view co-feature took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.