RICARDO ALVAREZ vs. SERGIO THOMPSON
ELEVATED TO SATURDAY'S SHOWTIME PPV® TELECAST
Saturday, March 8, LIVE at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena
LAS VEGAS (March 7, 2014) - As of Friday morning, Carlos Molina has officially become unavailable for his junior middleweight championship title defense against Jermall Charlo originally scheduled for tomorrow night. In light of these circumstances, the 10-round lightweight showdown between Ricardo "Dinamita" Alvarez and Sergio "Yeyo" Thompson has been elevated as the opening bout of the four-fight SHOWTIME PPV®presentation of "TOE TO TOE: Canelo vs. Angulo" at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
The 32-year-old Alvarez (23-2-3, 13 KOs), a lightweight contender and brother of Canelo, will face the power punching, 30-year-old Thompson (28-3, 26 KOs) in what is expected to be a slugfest between two Mexican brawlers.
In Saturday's main event, Mexican boxing superstar and former world champion Canelo Alvarez will face hard-hitting countryman Alfredo "El Perro" Angulo in the first blockbuster boxing event of 2014. Saturday's live pay-per-view telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
"TOE TO TOE: Canelo vs. Angulo," a 12-round super welterweight fight taking place Saturday, March 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Corona, AT&T and Casamigos Tequila. In the PPV televised undercard two-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz will defend his WBC Super Bantamweight World title against former three-time world champion Cristian Mijares and Jorge Linares will square off in a 10-round lightweight bout against Nihito Arakawa. The four-fight telecast, which opens with a 10-round lightweight bout between Ricardo Alvarez and Sergio Thompson, will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The event can be heard in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP). "TOE TO TOE: Canelo vs. Angulo" will be broadcast in over 400 select movie theaters across the country.
Tickets are on sale now and are priced at $600, $400, $200 and $100, not including applicable service charges and taxes, with a total ticket limit of 10 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Movie theater tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
Watch Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez and hard-hitting countryman Alfredo Angulo step on the scale and hear their finals thoughts as the clock ticks down to their March 8 showdown on SHOWTIME PPV. With this video. Boxing Weigh In Results LIVE - Canelo vs. Angulo DB
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