Next week, the second annual Box Fan Expo will return to the Las Vegas Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 12.
The event, which lands during the huge Canelo Alvarez vs. GGG second stanza, allows fans to meet and greet boxing legends, past and current champions and other celebrities of the sport. It debuted last September.
Fans can collect autographs, take photos and purchase merchandise and memorabilia. Exhibitors such as boxing gear, apparel, broadcasting media and other brand companies who wish to participate will have a chance to showcase their products as well.
There are few opportunities like this that allow the boxing fan to come face-to-face with their favorite boxers and boxing celebrities, which is what makes the Box Fan Expo a truly unique and must-see experience, event organizer Alonzo Benezra said. Last years Box Fan Expo, was a big success and we were excited to bring boxing back into the spotlight by gathering the boxing industry all under one roof for one special day and for all the fans to enjoy. This is a great opportunity to show the world just how sweet the sweet science can be.
We know this is going to be again an even more popular event this year with all the major boxing stars, so we advise people to get their tickets early, so they are assured of meeting and greeting their favorite fighters.
Last years inaugural event featured some of the most popular fighters and boxing celebrities in recent history such as Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr, Sergio Martinez, Amir Khan, Zab Judah, Mikey Garcia, James Toney, Riddick Bowe, Leon Spinks Terry Norris, Shawn Porter, Chris Byrd, Jesse James Leija, Lamon Brewster, Ray Mercer, Earnie Shavers, Mia St-John, Erislandy Lara, Peter Quillin, Jean Pascal and Austin Trout.
Also appearing were current WBC Champion Deontay Wilder, the charismatic Vinny Pazienza, Paul Williams, noted commentator Al Bernstein and Roger Mayweather.
Last year, Mayweather Promotions was in the building with a full stable of fighters that included former two-time champion Badou Jack, undefeated contender Andrew Tabiti, rising prospect Ladarius Miller, seasoned fighter JLeon Love, and none other than the undefeated 12-time world champion, Floyd Mayweather.
Fans also received giveaways from the Mayweather Sports brand, and had the chance to step inside a real-sized boxing ring to get a few snaps in with the fighters.
Current IBF Welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. recently confirmed that he will also be appearing this year.