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Thousands of boxing fans gathered in Alamo Plaza Monday night to see Mexican boxer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and American Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. for themselves.

The mob of fans filled the plaza, screaming "Canelo" over and over, wanting his picture, his autograph and the experience of being close to the Mexican boxer.

Alvarez and Mayweather are promoting a September title fight in Las Vegas. Promoters, including retired boxer Oscar De La Hoya and his Golden Boy Productions, are touring 11 cities to hold events like the one in Alamo Plaza.

Lamin Kamara (left) and Edward Ortiz (right) box for the novice middlewight title at the San Antonio Regional Golden Gloves competition at the Scottish Right Center on February 25, 2012.
Paul Flahive

Last week, TPR News brought you the story of a fighter struggling to make his weight class so he could compete in the 2012 San Antonio Golden Gloves competition. Through tough bouts that had record-setting numbers at Woodlawn Gymnasium, that fighter, Edward Ortiz, made it to the finals this Saturday night at the Scottish Rite Center. 

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 A regional Golden Glove tournament is the first step towards national exposure. San Antonio's regional tournament starts Tuesday night at the Woodlawn Gymnasium.