Canelo Alvarez Granted Promoter’s License In Nevada
Canelo Alvarez can add promoter to his fight resume today.
Jake Donovan of Boxingscene reported that Alvarez’s application was unanimously approved by the five-member panel of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) during its monthly agenda hearing, which was held Tuesday morning remotely via conference call.
“We’re honored and thankful that you consider Nevada,” Anthony Marnell, commission chairman, stated to Alvarez and his legal representatives in delivering the good news. “We welcome you to our state.”
The name of the outfit that he was granted the promoter’s license for is named Canelo Promotions.
Canelo Alvarez's Canelo Promotions has been granted a promoter's license in Nevada, paving the way for his anticipated Vegas return in May. Matter was voted unanimously by NSAC, who welcome back the P4P king with open arms. My @boxingscene story:https://t.co/mOzMLIRKhX
— Jake Donovan (@JakeNDaBox) February 9, 2021
We should all saw this coming at some point from Canelo since he broke ties with Golden Boy Promotions to take his own route. The license is granted for him as he prepares for his upcoming matchup on May 8 against Billy Joe Saunders. That contest will take place in Las Vegas as we’ve been accustomed to his fights on Cinco Der Mayo weekend and would have the possibility of having fans in attendance by then if all pandemic plans go to plan. This was an idea mentioned by Top Rank CEO Bob Arum on the latest edition of “The 3 Knockdown Rule” podcast (underneath that whole Errol Spence-Terence Crawford blah, blah).
May’s contest should be victorious against Anvi Yildrim at the end of February in Miami will mark the 13th time Alvarez had fought in Las Vegas. His last time there was the knockout over Sergey Kovalev back in November 2019
“Canelo looks forward to returning to the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas,” Greg Smith, Alvarez’s attorney, noted on behalf of Canelo Promotions during the monthly agenda hearing. “Canelo Promotions isn’t going to be like every other promoter. It certainly won’t be doing shows every weekend. But you can bet it will be the promoter of Canelo’s fights.
“Canelo Promotions looks forward to returning to Las Vegas and lighting up the strip, doing so in front of thousands upon thousands of fans.”
The sport’s biggest name has its own promotional banner, and we’ll see the impact this has on both Canelo and others within Team Canelo down the line.