Canelo-Trout to begin Texas tour

It's tour time for junior middleweight titleholders Canelo Alvarez and Austin Trout. Before they square off to unify their 154-pound world titles on April 20 (Showtime) at the Alamodome in San Antonio in one of the year's most anticipated fights, there's promoting to be done.

So they will set out this week on a two-day, three-city tour to meet with media and fans in Texas. Each stop will be free and open to the public.

Joining the fighters will be Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya and former world champion Jesse James Leija, whose San Antonio-based promotional company Leija & Battah Promotions is co-promoting the fight.

The promotion will begin Wednesday on the floor of the Alamodome at 2 p.m. CT. On Thursday, the fighters will be in Houston at the PlazAmericas Mall (lower level stage area) at 11 a.m. CT, followed by a 3:30 p.m. CT stop in McAllen at the McAllen Convention Center.