With such a stand out main event, it’s easy to bypass the undercard for May 7’s huge show.
The undercard attractions for Canelo v Khan at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas is coming together.
Speaking on yesterday’s undercard media call, Oscar De La Hoya stated: “So on Cinco de Mayo weekend as part of the televised undercard, top rated contender Mauricio Herrera will be squaring off against East L.A.'s very own Frankie Gomez.”
“We have opening up the PPV telecast Patrick Teixeira with a record of 26-0 and 22 knockouts taking on Curtis Stevens. He has a record of 27-5 with 20 KO’s in which will be a career defining Middleweight bout,” continued the Golden Boy CEO.
Topping the undercard is an intriguing Middleweight contest between David Lemieux and Glen Tapia, with the winner looking to propel themselves into the mix with the winner of the main event.
“These bouts in addition to the co-main events between Lemieux and Tapia will surely be thrilling and action-packed, thus giving the fight fans what they want to see and that's action,” finished De La Hoya.
Making his first appearance since defeat to Hassan N’Dam back in October 2014, Curtis Stevens, who links up with new trainer David Jackson: “It’s an excellent card to be on, Canelo v Khan. My camp and I are getting ready, it should be an explosive night.”
Stevens has played down inactivity, insisting he’s ready to roll: “You've got to be ready at all times, so I just plan to go in there and do what I do.”
Unbeaten, Mexican puncher Patrick Teixeira is in the opposite corner for Stevens’ return fight.
“I'm very happy this fight is in Las Vegas. This is my first time there. I'm preparing for a good, long fight. If a knockout comes, it comes, but that's the consequences of all my training, “explained the Sao Paulo southpaw.
Teixeira is highly ranked with both the IBF and WBO and remains a potential future opponent for our very own Liam Smith.
“I understand that it's going to be a difficult fight, so I'm going to put all my resources together. I'm going to use the ring. I'm going to box. I'm going to throw hard punches and do whatever it takes to win this fight.”
Also on the show experienced Maurico Herrera, takes on rising starlet Frankie Gomez.
“I trained to throw guys like Frankie Gomez off, and a lot of the guys with big, amateur backgrounds kind of all have that basic style. I think I'm at that age where I'm not the fastest guy, so I work everything on timing,” explained the former WBA interim Champion.
Gomez has put together 20 victories on the spin and is a notorious gym rat: ”Well, I just train hard and I do what I do best. I don't think I'm a basic fighter who just wants to hook. I come from different angles, and May 7th he's going to find out!”