Champions Chat (seated L-R): Golden Boy matchmaker Roberto Diaz; ESPN’s Bernardo Osuna; champions Oscar De La Hoya, Marco Antonio Barrera, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., and Erik Morales.
LAS VEGAS – On Thursday, Golden Boy Promotions and ESPN hosted a Champions Chat at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on the eve of the next Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN card set for tonight (8 ET, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3).
Moderated by ESPN boxing host Bernardo Osuna, the lively event brought together four champion Mexican and Mexican-American fighters, including: Oscar De La Hoya, Marco Antonio Barrera, Julio Cesar Chavez, Sr. (an ESPN Deportes boxing analyst) and Erik Morales. They discussed their own rivalries and what to expect from Saturday’s Canelo Alvarez versus Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. event. Chavez Jr. is the son of Chavez Sr.
The photo gallery above takes you behind the scenes of the Champions Chat. In the video below, ESPN Deportes and ESPN International producer Carlos Trillo provides a glimpse into the company’s Las Vegas boxing coverage plans this weekend.
Ardi Dwornik and Taylor Garrett produced the video.