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Press Release: Boxing's pound-for-pound best, Floyd "Money"
Mayweather and world junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez are primed to fight on Saturday, September 14th in Las Vegas. Here are the bouts that will precede the pay-per-view telecast at the MGM Grand Gardens:
Romania's Ronald Gavril (6-0, 5 KOs) relocated to Las Vegas in May 2012, winning four straight bouts since then. In August, the 27-year-old knocked out Dave Courchaine in two rounds. On September 14th, he will take on Flint, Michigan's Shujaa El Amin (12-4, 6 KOs), who was formerly known as Dion Savage, in an eight-round super middleweight bout.
Dayton, Ohio's Chris Pearson (11-0, 8 KOs) is back in the ring to face Westerly, Rhode Island's Joshua Williams (9-5, 5 KOs) in an eight-round middleweight matchup. It will be the first fight for Pearson since his sixth-round technical knockout of Arturo Crespin on July 19th.
Opening the evening will be two four-round matchups featuring super middleweight Lanell Bellows (5-0-1) against West Virginia's Jordan Moore (3-0) and cruiserweight Andrew Tabiti (1-0) against New York's Edward Smith (1-0).
Owner of a 140-25 amateur record, Luis Arias (6-0, 3 KO's) is a super middleweight coming off of victories over DonYil Livingston and Latif Mundy. The 23-year-old Milwaukee super middleweight will meet an opponent to be announced in a six-round bout.
On the pay-per-view broadcast, world 140-pound champion Danny Garcia and thunderous puncher Lucas Matthysse square off. Also, Ishe Smith vs. Carlos Molina square off in a 12-round battle for Smith's IBF 154-pound belt. The opening bout on the 9:00 PM broadcast is a welterweight showdown between Pablo Cesar Cano and Ashley Theophane.