Ricardo Alvarez Vs. Sergio Thompson Elevated To Saturday's Showtime PPV® Telecast

BY The Sweet Science ON March 07, 2014
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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.

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"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 .

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