HOUSTON, TX — We’re almost at the finish line for the pre-fight promotion surround Canelo Alvarez vs. James Kirkland. The two main fighters held their final press conference yesterday with select quotes to the media. The co-feature bout pits veteran Humberto Soto against Frankie Gomez.
Thank you all for being here. I want to say thank you for all of the support you have been giving me. We have worked very hard to come out with this victory.
It’s very easy to say words, but once we are in the ring, let’s let the fists do the talking.
I have been looking forward to this moment for a long time. We had this fight set up once before but it was canceled due to an injury.
My training camp has been outstanding. Canelo brings a lot to the game; he has a great team backing him. I would like to thank the fans, HBO, and everyone who will be at the fight. Thank you. Team Kirkland!
This is excitement. Originally, I was just passionate about boxing, I was just a fan, but now, to be a part of what could possibly be the biggest fight of the year, that is really exciting.
I want to thank everyone, Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya, Bernard Hopkins, HBO, and everyone working behind the scenes to make this fight happen.
One of my up and coming fighters for SMS Promotions, Ryan Martin, will also be fighting on May 9.
We will definitely get a chance to see some action on May 9 at Minute Maid Park. It’s the perfect place for this fight.