Tecate Punches its Weight to Take Over Dallas-Fort Worth & More During Canelo vs. Smith Fight Week
TECATE PUNCHES ABOVE ITS WEIGHT TO TAKE OVER DALLAS-FORT WORTH AND MORE DURING CANELO VS. SMITH FIGHT WEEK
Tecate Bold Punch App Expands to Android based on Consumer Demand, Jerry Jones joins the Tecate Born Bold Champions Chat on Friday Night Streaming Live on Bold Punch app, RingTV.com and Golden Boy's Promotions Facebook Page
NEW YORK, September 13 - With less than a week to go before the Canelo vs. Smith fight on Saturday, September 17, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Tecate, the fight's presenting and exclusive beer sponsor, has descended on the Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Metroplex through a series of digital and physical activations to bring fans 21+ closer to the international mega fight and celebrate Mexican Independence Day Weekend.
Fighting on Mexican Independence Weekend, a date reserved for some of the most recognizable fighters in boxing history: Julio Cesar "J.C." Chavez, Sr., Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez, Marco Antonio "Baby Face Assassin" Barrera Erik "El Terrible" Morales and "The Golden Boy" Oscar De La Hoya; now former two-division world champion Canelo Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) will reclaim the historic weekend for Hispanic fight fans when he faces off against WBO Junior Middleweight World Champion Liam "Beefy" Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs). The event takes place Saturday, Sept. 17 and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9pm ET/6pm PT.
Today, fight fans 21+ looking to get closer to the fight before and during the bout, can gain access to exclusive pre-fight training content and come fight night, feel one of Canelo's power punches through their smartphone with the popular boxing app, Tecate Bold Punch. The immersive app, which debuted on iOS in May, is now available for Android. Tecate Bold Punch is the perfect second screen companion for the faceoff featuring five unique types of content as demonstrated here:
"You can't just go big in Texas! Therefore, we're going big nationally to bring fight fans closer to the ring while fueling Canelo's crossover to the US market through extensive broadcast, retail and digital promotions," said Felix Palau, Vice President, Tecate. "From the moment fans step off the plane at DFW or if they're viewing with friends and using our Bold Punch app as a companion experience across the country, Tecate will instantly emerge you into the fight."
"Boxing and Tecate go hand in hand, which is why we are thrilled to be giving the fans an exclusive inside look to the Canelo vs. Smith fight with the Bold Punch app," said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "Over Mexican Independence Day weekend, Tecate will be the fight fan's ultimate guide to all of the action-packed festivities and behind-the-scenes content during the fight."
From Monday, September 12, in DFW and nationally, Hispanic broadcasters including Univision, UniMas, Telemundo, Fox Deportes, NBC Universo, ESPN Deportes and many others will air the Tecate branded commercial "Flashy" featuring Canelo and driving consumers to buy the HBO Pay-Per-View®.
On Friday, September 16 at 2pm CST, the Tecate Fan Fest will open to the public inside the AT&T Stadium's East Plaza and feature branded consumer experiences including celebrity autographs and photo opportunities with current and past boxing legends, an Oscar De La Hoya meet & greet and the ability to measure your best punch against Canelo's through the Bold Punch Challenge where a consumer's punch power is measured through digital impact and laser sensors.
Friday night will conclude with the Tecate Born Bold Champions Chat hosted by award-winning boxing journalist Dan Rafael, and broadcast live on the Bold Punch App, RingTv.com and Golden Boy Promotion's Facebook Page from 6-7pm CST featuring an entertaining debate with Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya, the timeless Future Hall of Famer and Golden Boy Promotions Partner Bernard Hopkins, the greatest boxing analyst of all time, Larry Merchant and very special guest, Jerry Jones.
Tecate's 21+ national consumer opportunities continue with thematic point-of-sale activations across more than 4,000 off-premise and 200 on-premise accounts driving beer trials; a text-to-win competition for 3,300 instant win prizes including limited edition Canelo + Under Armour + Tecate branded fight gear; the popular, national, no purchase necessary mail-in-rebate program; and the brand will be prominently featured on Canelo's trunks, at the center ring, around the mat and throughout the fight.
For additional details on Tecate's "Born Bold" campaign, the sponsorship of Golden Boy Promotions' fights, or to speak with a Tecate Light representative about the brand, please contact BRAYA at [email protected].
Tickets for Canelo vs. Smith are priced at $750, $500, $300, $200, $100, $85, $50 and $40, not including applicable service charges with a total ticket limit of 8 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com. Additionally, walk up purchases are available at the AT&T Stadium Box Office (Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. CT to 5:00 p.m. CT).
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Canelo vs. Smith, a 12-round fight for the WBO Junior Middleweight World Championship, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Frank Warren and Canelo Promotions. Gabriel Rosado vs. Willie Monroe, Jr. is a 12-round fight for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Banner Promotions, Joseph Diaz, Jr. vs. Andrew Cancio is a 10-round fight for the NABF Featherweight Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Diego De La Hoya vs. Luis Orlando Del Valle is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Roc Nation Sports. The event is sponsored by "Tecate, BORN BOLD," O'Reilly Auto Parts, Hennessey, Adriana's Insurance, AT&T, and Casa Mexico Tequila and will take place on Saturday, September 17 at AT&T Stadium. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. CT, first fight and the RingTv.com live stream begins at 3:20 p.m. ET/2:20 p.m. CT/12:20 p.m. PT; the preliminary live stream begins at 6:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. CT/3:30 p.m. PT on HBO Boxing YouTube page and select pay-per-view channel providers; with the four fight pay-per-view card produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View and also available via live stream on www.goldenboyppv.com beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT/6:00 p.m. PT.