Canelo PPV date set for Las Vegas

Had a chat with Golden Boy chief executive Richard Schaefer on Tuesday and he mentioned a few things:

• Former junior middleweight titlist Canelo Alvarez's March 8 Showtime PPV fight will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Schaefer originally said he was also looking at sites in Texas and Southern California. Alvarez, coming off his title loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their record-breaking unification bout in September at the MGM Grand, does not have an opponent yet. However, an offer for more than $10 million has been extended to former titlist Miguel Cotto.

• Junior welterweight titlist Lamont Peterson's mandatory defense against Dierry Jean is likely going to be Jan. 25 on Showtime at the D.C. Armory in Peterson's hometown of Washington, D.C. A junior middleweight bout between Jermell Charlo and Gabriel Rosado is in the works for the undercard.

• A Feb. 15 Showtime card at the Staples Center is in the works to be headlined by the rematch between featherweight titlist Jhonny Gonzalez and former titlist Abner Mares. Gonzalez knocked out Mares in the first round on Aug. 24 and Mares exercised his contractual right to a rematch.