Catch Behind-the-Scenes Footage of Mexican Superstar Canelo and Fellow Countryman Angulo in 30-Minute Special Ahead of Their March 8 SHOWTIME PPV®Event
LAS VEGAS (Feb. 21, 2014) - In preparation for what will be a match-up for the ages between former WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez and hard-hitting Mexican warrior Alfredo "El Perro" Angulo, Golden Boy Promotions and Leigh Simons Productions will present "Countdown to Canelo vs. Alvarez." This primetime special 30-minute preview show will air on various FOX Sports platforms beginning this Sunday, Feb. 23and will feature never-before-seen footage of Canelo, Angulo and the SHOWTIME PPV-televised undercard fighters including Leo Santa Cruz, Cristian Mijares, Ricardo Alvarez, Omar Figueroa, Carlos Molina and Jermall Charlo.
Tune into any of the FOX Sports Network channels, FOX Sports, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 FOX Deportes and Televisa (check your local listings) for a behind-the-scenes look at the stars of this highly anticipated pay-per-view event taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The countdown show, brought to life by Producer and Creative Director of Golden Boy Promotions Leigh Simons, will provide audiences with exclusive analysis and commentary leading up to the mega-event.
"This show has more fight action and punches landed than any show we have ever produced because all of these guys are knockout punchers," said Simons, who has now produced 27 countdown shows since working with Golden Boy Promotions. "If you love a classic knockout and big punches, then this is the show for you."
Below are a collection of links, which preview various parts of the special and fight highlights:
- Dramatic profile of main event "TOE TO TOE" battle -
- Canelo promises a war and predicts victory in honor of Mexico as he prepares for comeback after first loss of his career - http://youtu.be/nO8TjlDfo44Â
- Angulo prepares for the most important fight of his career as he plans to replace Canelo as
Mexico's most exciting and beloved fighter - http://youtu.be/SGkAka72Ptw
-Final bold predictions of Knockout victory's from both Canelo and Angulo as they prepare for the fight of a lifetime - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM_U0xajTeQ
- Dramatic profile of the three world championship fights on Canelo-Angulo undercard: Leo "Terremoto" Santa Cruz vs. Cristian Mijares, Omar "Panterita" Figueroa vs. Ricardo "Dinamita" Alvarez and Carlos Molina vs. Jermall Charlo - http://youtu.be/HnDNrj3atxM Â
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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 world title fights on the undercard, Two-Division World Champion Leo "Terremoto" Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KOs) will defend his WBC Super Bantamweight World Title against former Three-Time World Champion Cristian "El Diamante" Mijares (49-7-2, 24 KOs); exciting young star Omar "Panterita'' Figueroa (24-0-1, 17 KOs) will risk his WBC Lightweight Title against Canelo's brother Ricardo "Dinamita" Alvarez (23-2-3, 14 KOs) and "King" Carlos Molina (22-5-2, 6 KOs) will defend his IBF Junior Middleweight Championship against undefeated Jermall Charlo (17-0, 13 KOs). Carlos Molina vs. Jermall Charlo is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Warriors Boxing. This event 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 on more than 400 select movie theaters across the country.
Tickets are on sale now and are priced at $600, $400, $200, $100, $50 and $25, 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.