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In Saturday’s “Knockout Kings” main event, incredibly popular Mexican superstar and WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez defends against breakout star Josesito Lopez. WBC Featherweight World Champion Jhonny Gonzalez defending his crown against former World Champion Daniel Ponce De Leon, former World Champion Marcos Maidana facing Jesus Soto Karass in a 12-round fight for the vacant WBA Intercontinental Welterweight Title and Leo Santa Cruz defending his IBF Bantamweight World Championship against former two-time World Champion Eric Morel.
The 22-year-old, red-headed Alvarez’s fights have garnered higher TV ratings in his home country than the national soccer team. Lopez registered the upset of the year when he knocked out Victor Ortiz last June.
Nearly 14,500 fans will pack the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Veas celebrating Mexican Independence Day by watching three world title fights, the rest of us will have to check out Showtime at 9pm EST.
Check out this greatest hits video that shows the power of these two boxing stars.