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Mayweather vs. Canelo Phoenix Presser is Canceled

PHOENIX  – In the wake of the devastating Arizona wildfire that killed 19 elite firefighters, the Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez boxing press conference scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, July 2, at The Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix has been cancelled.

The press conference, which was to be open to the public, was cancelled out of respect for the firefighters who lost their lives as they battled wildfires Sunday in areas northwest of Phoenix.

A donation will be made on behalf of the promotion to The 100 Club’s Survivor Fund in memory of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a specialist team of wildfire firefighters based in Prescott, Ariz., whose members died during the tragic blaze.  The 100 Club’s Survivor Fund’s mission is “to provide immediate financial assistance to families of public safety officers and firefighters who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty.”

Tuesday’s press conference was to have featured Mayweather and Alvarez who are in the closing stages of a 10-city press tour to discuss their Sept. 14 fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Redd Foxx on 07-02-2013

[QUOTE=Lorily;13524756]The city of Phoenix isn't in mourning because it happened in another county, but that's not really relevant. This county, unlike Phoenix, is filled with forrests, which is what these Hot Shot firemen risk their lives (litterally) doing daily to…

Comment by Mike_R on 07-02-2013

Respect for the dead. RIP

Comment by Derranged on 07-02-2013

For a second I almost crapped myself because all I saw was : "Mayweather vs. Canelo cancelled". I didn't immediately notice "Phoenix Presser".

Comment by Lorily on 07-02-2013

I also wanted to mention that the entire Hot Shots team (the only one of its kind in the state) was only comprised of 20 men, 19 of which are now dead. Only one man survived the unit, he was…

Comment by Lorily on 07-02-2013

[QUOTE=Redd Foxx;13524519]I think they didn't come here because it was 117° over the weekend. The firefighting tragedy was horrible but honestly, I only know one person who even mentioned it. It's not like the city is mourning, sorry to say.…

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