One of the biggest boxing matches ever to be held in Houston is coming to Minute Maid Park on May 9.

Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez faces off against Texas fighter James "Mandingo Warrior" Kirkland in a match-up to be televised live on HBO.

A former WBC and WBA Super Welterweight World Champion, Alvarez is hailed as one of the best fighters in Mexican history. Austin-native and former WBC Continental Americas Champion Kirkland has racked up 28 knockout victories over his nearly 14-year career. Both boxers say they're excited about this fight night and promise a match-up not to be missed.

Tickets for the fight range from $10 to $350.


"We are committed to putting on the best fights and a fight between Canelo, who is one of the best fighters in the sport and Kirkland, who is one of the most feared, will be an explosive night in the ring on May 9," says Oscar De La Hoya, Founder and President of Golden Boy Promotions, one of the producers of the event. "Canelo is ready to take on Kirkland and he is prepared to give fans an entertaining fight. Fans from all over the country will come to Houston's Minute Maid Park to see a tough, exciting and epic brawl."