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Photos: Mayweather, Canelo Face To Face in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Floyd “Money” Mayweather went home Wednesday and an estimated 2,000 enthusiastic fans, friends and family members were there to see the legendary fighter and his upcoming opponent, Canelo Alvarez, at Houseman Field in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The third stop of an unprecedented 11-city, two-country, nine-day media blitz to promote Mayweather’s eagerly anticipated Saturday, Sept. 14 showdown with Alvarez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena which will be produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV® had the look and feel of a state fair or carnival.  There was a marching band, cotton candy, snow cones, and bouncy houses to play in.

Those in attendance included 300 children who were bussed in from the Grand Rapids Public School System summer program.  Mayweather is an alumni of the Grand Rapids school system.

Immediately following the event, Mayweather, Canelo and their teams flew to Chicago where they will host the second of today’s two events at The Chicago Theatre (5:00 p.m. CT).  The media tour continues tomorrow, Thursday, June 27, at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta.

Mayweather showed his appreciation, “To the city of Grand Rapids, you believed in me when no one else would.  I want to thank all my fans and Canelo’s fans, but one thing we know, fans can’t fight for you.’’

“THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO,” a 12-round fight for Canelo’s WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine Super Welterweight World Championships and Mayweather’s WBA Super Welterweight Super World Championship taking place Saturday, Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Corona, O’Reilly Auto Parts and Valvoline.  The mega-event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.  The event can be heard in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP).

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by daddymon on 06-27-2013

We talking about glasses,glasses, we talking about glasses,glasses. You know what, GLASSES DONT HIT BACK.

Comment by ddangerous on 06-27-2013

[QUOTE=ghidra;13510027]I was at the press conference. The dude in black is interviewing the kid. The kid trains in the same gym that Floyd trained in as a kid. The kid is picking Floyd to win the fight.[/QUOTE] Oh, ok... makes…

Comment by ghidra on 06-27-2013

Ok, haters. I was at the press conference. Here's my take on things: - Sunglasses? Hell yeah! It was hot, humid and way sunny. Everyone in the stands that had sunglasses had them on. Canelo even had them on, but…

Comment by ghidra on 06-27-2013

[QUOTE=ddangerous;13508629][IMG]http://www.boxingscene.com/uploads/67053/mayweather-canelo%20(1)%20(720x480).jpg[/IMG] What's going on here? Looks like a fight about to go down on the right hand side. :rofl: :rofl:[/QUOTE] I was at the press conference. The dude in black is interviewing the kid. The kid trains in the same…

Comment by Khalid X on 06-27-2013

[QUOTE=mathed;13508097]I think he is 3 for 3 when it comes to wearing shades to a Canelo faceoff.....Floyd clearly doesn't feel comfortable about this fight.[/QUOTE] Canelo probably won't win more than 2 rounds in this fight.

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