Boxeo Telemundo’s Special Encore Wraps up this Friday, May 22 at 12 a.m. ET on Telemundo with a Look Back at the Rise of Now 4-Division Champion Canelo Alvarez, Showcasing Memorable Bouts that Marked the Beginning of His Pro Boxing Career
Miami – May 19, 2020 – Boxeo Telemundo, the #1 Spanish-language boxing program in the U.S., culminates its special encore presentations of the notable fighters who have left an indelible mark on the sport with the story of 4-division champion Saúl “Canelo” Alvarez. The special, airing this Friday, May 22 at 12 a.m. ET on Telemundo, relives the rise of the Mexican boxing star by showcasing memorable bouts that marked the beginnings of his pro boxing career.
Boxeo Telemundo will be broadcast on Telemundo and streamed on the Telemundo Deportes app highlighting the best bouts around each story and featuring special commentary from the experts to provide viewers with insights and anecdotes. Additional extensive news and content on TelemundoDeportes.com, including the fighters’ best moments following each episode.
Florida Boxing Hall of Famer Rene Giraldo and Edgar Lopez will relive three unforgettable Boxeo Telemundo bouts featuring a young, thrilling Canelo Alvarez as his history was being written, along with a special package of interviews of Canelo throughout the years. The show begins with Saúl “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Gabriel Martinez from April 18, 2008. The fight marked Alvarez’s first belt win from the FEDECENTRO World Boxing Association. The special presentation continues as Alvarez squares off against Axel Rodrigo Solis in an incredible KO fight from February 22, 2008. Canelo’s second fight in the U.S. culminates the night with a bout from December 5, 2008 against Raul Pinzon. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez would go on to be WBC and WBA Super Welter Champion as well as WBC, WBA, IBO and IBF Middleweight and WBO Light Heavyweight Champion.
Debuting in 1989, Boxeo Telemundo has grown to become the #1 combat sports program in the U.S. among Hispanics, across broadcast and cable landscape. Since its launch, Boxeo Telemundo has broadcast over 350 title fights, showcasing some of the biggest boxing stars as they rose to stardom and won their first championship titles, earning a reputation as the show “where champions are born." Among these stars is Saúl “Canelo” Alvarez, who won his first pro boxing title on Boxeo Telemundo in 2008. Other notable Champions featured include Juan Manuel Marquez, Diego Corrales, Carlos Maussa, Floyd Mayweather, Israel Vázquez, Wilfredo Vázquez, Rafael Ruelas, Jorge Solis and many others. In addition, renowned boxing Hall of Famers have also appeared on the show including Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera and Felix Trinidad.