The pre-fight buildup for Canelo vs. Golovkin is moving on to Chicago. HBO Pay-Per-View, which is broadcasting the long-awaited middleweight championship bout between Saul (Canelo) Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin on Saturday, Sept. 16 in Las Vegas, is coming to Chicago on Sept 16th with FREE events.
On Saturday, Sept. 16 — the day of the historic showdown between arguably the two best fighters pound-for-pound in the game — HBO will give Chicago fight fans a chance to take part in the festivities as part of the city’s Mexican Independence Day celebrations. From noon to 9 p.m., Chi-town’s Harrison Park will host family-friendly activities similar to the Los Angeles pop-up. With the action centered in and around HBO’s tricked-out container, fans of all ages will be treated to day-long screenings of “24/7 Canelo-Golovkin,” special boxing presentations by experts and trainers from local gyms, a display of boxing memorabilia, gift-cards and other giveaways, and more.
The Canelo vs. Golovkin HBO pay-per-view telecast, live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, will begin at 8 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. PT on Mexican Independence Day, Saturday, Sept. 16.
- 1824 S. Wood St. Chicago, Illinois 60608 [View Map]
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Located in the Pilsen community, Harrison Park totals 17.39 acres and features a field house with a gymnastics center, an indoor swimming pool, a gymnasium, a computer lab, meetings rooms and a reception rotunda featuring a bust of Emiliano Zapata, one of the most prominent figures of the Mexican Revolution. Outside, the park offers tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball fields, athletic fields for football or soccer, a playground and a community garden. Harrison Park is also located adjacent to the National Museum for Mexican Art. Park-goers come to Harrison Park to play soccer, baseball and tennis, or go swimming in the indoor pool.