In what may shape up to be a very successful pay-per-view, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will be defending his WBC title against former titlist Paul "The Punisher" Williams. Williams will be the toughest challenge of Alvarez's career. Without a doubt, this fight will produce a night of fireworks.
While the main event is already an intriguing matchup, the undercard will also be a topic of interest. This is Alvarez's first pay-per-view and Golden Boy Promotions would be wise to make it as appeasing as possible to not only casual fans but hardcore boxing fans as well. Alvarez is not at the point in his career where he can successfully carry the card by himself.
Late last night, Oscar De La Hoya was tweeting about the possibilities for the card come Sept. 15. From what he was saying, he's looking to turn the event into a real spectacle. Here are a few of his tweets regarding the pay-per-view:
September 15 I will make sure all 4 fights on tv will be exciting and barn burners.
Goldenboy is looking to put Johnny Gonzales vs ponce de Leon on the canelo card in September.
I'm telling you guys,I'm going to stack this one up for September live at the MGM
@ElizabethMeza this will be on mexican independence weekend and the card will be stacked with Mexican warriors.
I also like maidana on the Sep. card
I'm thinking rematch with linares and yeyo who is fighting this Saturday on @FOXDeportes
From what Oscar was saying, this card is starting to look very appealing. Also, the fact that the card will probably be stacked with Mexican fighters during Mexican Independence weekend will only help the pay-per-view sell.
The possible fights so far look good. Johnny Gonzales vs. Ponce De Leon will be a fan friendly title fight that will undoubtedly rile the fans up.
The rematch between Thompson and Linares will be interesting as Thompson blasted Linares in the second round of a very surprising upset. The winner of this rematch will possibly challenge Antonio Demarco for his title.
Finally, any fight with Maidana is a good fight that has a very high chance of ending in a knockout. The only thing that can make this card even better is if Golden Boy somehow got Victor Ortiz to rematch Marcos Maidana.
Only time will tell what will happen with the card, but so far it's looking very promising. Golden Boy Promotions already shocked us all by making this fight, so the possibility that they make this card is pretty good.
Who knows, maybe Canelo will be the third fighter who is able to break the one million pay-per-view barrier besides Pacquiao and Mayweather.