SHOWTIME SPORTS TO STREAM CANELO vs. ANGULO FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE, WEIGH-IN & “CANELO vs. ANGULO: COUNTDOWN LIVE” LIVE VIA SATELLITE, YOUTUBE & MORE
PRESS CONFERENCE: Thursday, March 6, LIVE at 4 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. PT
WEIGH-IN: Friday, March 7, LIVE at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT
COUNTDOWN LIVE: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
SHOWTIME® Sports will offer live streams of the “TOE TO TOE: Canelo vs. Angulo” final press conference, weigh-in and preview show “Canelo vs. Angulo: COUNTDOWN LIVE” via Satellite, YouTube, Ustream and via http://sports.sho.com/live in advance of the blockbuster event on Saturday, March 8 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, live on SHOWTIME PPV®.
The all-action, four-fight pay-per-view event is highlighted by the return of incredibly popular former world champion and Mexican boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez facing fierce, aggressive countryman Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo.
The one hour pre-PPV program, “Canelo vs. Angulo: COUNTDOWN LIVE,” features live interviews, special features and analysis with host Brian Kenny SHOWTIME sportscasters Al Bernstein, Paulie Malignaggi, Steve Farhood and Mauro Ranallo.
LAS VEGAS (March 4, 2014) – In addition to the recently announced lightweight battle between Ricardo “Dinamita” Alvarez (23-2-3, 13 KOs), older brother of Canelo and hard-hitting Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson (28-3, 26 KOs), of Cancun, Mexico, the March 8 undercard for “TOE TO TOE: Canelo vs. Angulo” will feature five more can’t-miss bouts for those in attendance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
In a junior lightweight fight scheduled for 10 rounds, unbeaten Australian star “Wild”Will Tomlinson makes his United States debut against Texas’ Jerry “The Corpus Christi Kid” Belmontes. Plus, two more rising stars from the 130-pound weight class face off when Mexico City’s Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas battles Puerto Rico’s Abner Cotto. 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph “Jo-Jo” Diaz Jr. takes on Jovany “El Cepillo” Fuentes in an eight-round super bantamweight bout preceded by a six-round junior welterweight bout starring unbeaten Keandre Gibson against Antonio “Tony” Wong. In the opening match on March 8, Australian prospect Steve Lovett faces an opponent to be announced in a six-round light heavyweight contest.
In addition to the exciting main event on “TOE TO TOE: Canelo vs Angulo,” there are three more fights on the SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View portion of the card: undefeated two-division world champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz (26-0-1, 15 KOs) will defend his WBC Super Bantamweight World Title against former three-time world champion Cristian “El Diamante” Mijares (48-7-2, 22 KOs); “King” Carlos Molina (22-5-2, 6 KOs) will risk his IBF Junior Middleweight Championship against undefeated Jermall Charlo (17-0, 13 KOs) and former two-time World Champion Jorge “Niño de Oro” Linares (35-3, 23 KOs) will take on exciting Japanese contender Nihito Arakawa (24-3-1, 16 KOs).