- Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer
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Canelo Alvarez and junior middleweight titlist Erislandy Lara, who meet in a scheduled 12-round 155-pound nontitle bout in the main event of a Showtime PPV card on July 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, are hitting the road to promote their showdown, which has been dubbed “Honor & Glory” by Golden Boy Promotions.
They will embark on a four-city promotional tour with stops in Los Angeles, San Antonio, New York and Puerto Rico with all four stops being open to the public for free.
They kick things off on Tuesday at the El Pueblo Historical Monument in Los Angeles at 1 p.m. PT. Then it’s off to San Antonio for a stop at the Downtown Historic Market Square at 1 p.m. CT. The crew heads to New York for a stop on Thursday at the Hard Rock in Times Square at 1:30 p.m. ET. And they finish on Friday at the Ritz-Carlton in San Juan Puerto Rico at 1 p.m. AST.
Alvarez, trainer Chepo Reynoso, Lara, trainer Ronnie Shields and Golden Boy president Oscar De La Hoya are all scheduled to make the trip.
With Floyd Mayweather Jr. moving back down to welterweight for Saturday night’s fight with Marcos Maidana, Alvarez (43-1-1, 31 KOs) and Lara (19-1-2, 12 KOs) are the top two junior middleweights in the world.
Alvarez, 23, of Mexico, rebounded from his one-sided loss to Mayweather in September to knock out Alfredo Angulo in the 10th round on March 8. Lara, 31, a Cuban defector living in Houston, is coming off a one-sided decision win against former titleholder Austin Trout in December.