- Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer
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Before pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez meet to unify their junior middleweight world titles, they will hit the road for an 11-city, two-country media and fan tour to promote the year's biggest fight.
They meet on Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in the second fight of the 30-month mega-deal that Mayweather signed earlier this year for up to six fights.
The tour is the biggest one mounted for a fight since 2007, when Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya also hit 11 cities in the lead up to their junior middleweight championship fight, which set the all-time pay-per-view record with nearly 2.5 million buys.
On Tuesday, tour manager Kelly Swanson announced the specific times and locations for each tour stop, all of which are open and free to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
Mayweather and Alvarez will come face to face for the first time on Monday, the same day tickets for the fight go on sale, in New York at 2 p.m. ET at the Pedestrian Walk in Times Square on Broadway, between 46th & 47th Streets. The rest of the schedule:
• Tuesday at noon ET at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C.
• June 26 at 11 a.m. CT at Houseman Field in Mayweather's hometown of Grand Rapids, Mich.
• June 26 at 5 p.m. CT at Chicago Theater in Chicago.
• June 27 at noon ET at Atlantic Station in Atlanta.
• June 28 at noon ET at Bayfront Park in Miami.
• June 30 in Mexico City. The specific time and location are still to be announced.
• July 1 at noon CT at Union Station at Minute Maid Stadium in Houston.
• July 1 at 5 p.m. CT at the Alamo in San Antonio.
• July 2 at 11 a.m. MT at Herberger Theater in Phoenix.
• July 2 at 6:30 p.m. PT at Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
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