If you are a child of the 70's and 80's, you may remember the days when big boxing cards were shown on what was called "closed circuit" television. This meant that you went to a location -- like an arena or a movie theater and watched the bout on a giant screen.
I remember watching Marvin Hagler take on Juan Domingo Roldan outdoors on a big screen at CharlesTown Race Track in West Virginia. I saw the Mike Tyson-Michael Spinks title bout immediately after a live Washington Bullets game at the Capital Centre.
For those of you who never had the opportunity to have the "closed-circuit experience" or you just want to take it old-school, you can do so on Saturday, September 14 when the Floyd-Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez card will be shown in 550 movie theaters across the country including many in Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Tickets for the showing are $25 and you will see the main event and the co-feature bout between Lucas Matthysse and Danny Garcia. That price is compared to the $65-75 price to watch the card in your home.
Here are the area locations scheduled to show the card which will begin at 9 PM ET:
Abingdon -- Bel Air Cinema 14
Bowie -- Bowie Crossing 14
Columbia -- Snowden Square 14
Frostburg -- Cinemas 1-2-3
Germantown -- Germantown 14
Hanover -- Cinemark Egyptian 24 with XD (located in Arundel Mills)
Ocean City -- Fox Sun and Surf 8 Cinema
Owings Mills -- Owings Mills 17 with IMAX
Alexandria -- Hoffman 22 with IMAX, Potomac Yards Stadium 16
Arlington -- Ballston Commons 12
Fairfax -- Fairfax Towne Center
Fredericksburg -- Fredericksburg 14.
If you want to find out where the bout will be held in your city or if you want to purchase tickets in advance, go to www.fathomevents.com