By Frank Warren It was my pleasure yesterday to welcome Oscar De La Hoya and his team from Golden Boy Promotions to London for the second leg of the media tour to publicise the forthcoming WBO Junior Middleweight World Championship fight between our own Liam Smith and the marauding Mexican Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
September 17 is the date to pencil into your diary for what will be a real Box Nation blockbuster.
And if you have a problem with a Jalapeno and Cheese Whataburger and dipping your fries in spicy ketchup, you’re gonna have a problem with him too.
He truly fancies it and there was no quibbling from him at all over where it would take place or the minor details that matter so much to many – like featuring on the left hand side of promotional material.
Canelo is a seriously big attraction Stateside and it makes perfect sense to stage this fight in Texas on the weekend of Mexican Independence Day.
Don’t worry though, with a little practice, a little patience, and probably a lot of booze, you’ll soon show up to a family calf fry fluent in Texan and friendly with “all y’all.” To honor our King George, you’ll listen to a Strait song every time the clock shows an “8” at the end. Thou shalt also order the warm peanut butter banana cookies because they’re damn good no matter who you’re dating.
Amarillo by Morning, All My Exes Live in Texas, Check Yes or No, Write This Down, Love Without End Amen, The Chair. Please, for the sake of the relationship, love football, but do not state your allegiance to any team.
Detective constable Juan Carlos Arias De Leon said: "This was a brutal and ruthless attack and officers are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident."I would appeal to anyone who was on Swinton Road just after midnight on Tuesday and may have witnessed a disturbance to please get in touch."I would also like to speak to anyone who may have seen a white coloured car in the area around the time of the incident, or a man matching the above description.