Canelo, Khan to meet the media, fans on tour

Middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez will face Amir Khan in Las Vegas on May 7. Getty Images, USA TODAY Sports

A big fight coming up? Then it must be preceded by a media tour, so that is just what middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan will do.

They are set to meet on May 7 (HBO PPV) at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, but first they and their teams will hit the road next week for a three-city, two-country media tour to promote the fight. Each stop, which likely will have a pep rally feel, is open and free to the public.

They will begin on Monday in London at the Park Plaza Riverbank London. Fan arrival is requested for 11 a.m. GMT with the press conference to being at noon GMT.

On Tuesday, the tour will stop at the Hard Rock Café in Times Square in New York with fan arrival called for noon ET and the presser scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET.

The festivities will conclude on Wednesday at the Universal CityWalk’s Five Towers Stage in Los Angeles. Fan arrival is called for 3 p.m. PT with the press conference scheduled for 6 p.m. PT.