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Video: ALL ACCESS: CANELO VS. ANGULO Episode 1

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ALL ACCESS: CANELO VS. ANGULO, the latest installment of the critically acclaimed original series from SHOWTIME Sports, returns this Friday, February 28 at 9 P.M. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) with the first of three episodes in support of the SHOWTIME PPV TOE TO TOE: CANELO VS. ANGULO. Continue reading

Canelo Alvarez, Ricardo Alvarez, Eddie Reynoso Interview transcript

Kelly Swanson

Thanks, everybody for joining us today. We’re very excited to feature the star of the Saturday, March 8fight, none other than Canelo Alvarez and his entire team: Ricardo Alvarez, his brother; Chepo Reynoso and Eddie Reynoso, both his trainers; and also Richard Schaefer, Chief Executive Officer of Golden Boy Promotions.

Before I introduce Richard, I would like to say that this is our last press event before we head into fight week, and everybody please look for your fight week media schedules. We have great events planned for fight week and we hope to see you there. If you can’t make it to the fight, keep an eye on your inbox because we will be sending you all sorts of press materials to help your TOE TO TOE coverage, including live streams embedding codes, quotes and photos. As always, we appreciate your continuing support. Continue reading

Quotes & Photos From Canelo Alvarez’s San Diego Media Workout

(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) SAN DIEGO — (Feb. 25, 2014) – Several dozen television camera crews, newspapers and web reporters, photographers, (video) bloggers and fans were on hand to watch popular former WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez during his media workout at House of Boxing on Tuesday in San Diego.

With Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya looking on, Canelo worked out for a little over an hour. He shadow-boxed, hit the mitts, did calisthenics, worked the speed bag, smacked the heavy bag, did stretching exercises, posed for photos, signed autographs and conducted copious amounts of interviews, some in groups and others one-on-one, as traditional Mexican music blared in the background. Continue reading

2 thousand tickets left for Canelo-Angulo fight on March 8th

In what you would have to interpret as a negative sign, former WBA/WBC light middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s March 8th fight against Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18 KO’s) still hasn’t sold out the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada despite having been on sale for quite some time. As you can see, there are still 2 thousand tickets remaining for the fight with a little less than 2 weeks to go before the bout. Considering that this fight is going to be sold on Showtime pay-per-view as well, this could mean that fight fans won’t be interested in purchasing it. Continue reading

“Countdown To Canelo Alvarez Vs. Alfredo Angulo” To Premiere This Sunday

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. 23 and 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. Continue reading

SHO Sports Presents Bevy of Programming In Advance of “TOE TO TOE: Canelo vs. Angulo”

NEW YORK (Feb. 20, 2014)—SHOWTIME Sports will offer a robust block of programming across cable and digital platforms in advance of the SHOWTIME PPV presentation of “TOE TO TOE: Canelo vs. Angulo,” a live four-fight pay-per-view event on Saturday, March 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

More than a week’s worth of live and taped programming will be available on SHOWTIME, SHOWTIME EXTREME®, CBS Sports Network, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, on mobile devices via SHOWTIME ANYTIME®, and the premium network’s website at SHO.com/Sports before March 8.
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Canelo vs. Angulo Undercard International Media Conference Call Transcript

Kelly Swanson

Thanks, everybody for joining us today. We’re very excited to be talking about the fantastic undercard of the Canelo vs. Angulo pay-per-view event, which is taking place Saturday, March 8 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and live on Showtime PPV®. Today joining us will be Leo Santa Cruz, Cristian Mijares, Omar Figueroa, Carlos Molina, Jermall Charlo and Eric Gomez, who will be running the call. Continue reading

Angulo getting Canelo at the right moment

Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18 KO’s) is getting the 23-year-old Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KO’s) at exact the fight point in time to pull out an upset on March 8th when the two fighters go at it on Showtime pay-per-view at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Canelo was badly schooled in his last fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. last September in losing a 12 round decision, and Canelo looked like he didn’t have a clue in how to go about fighting Mayweather.

Canelo had talked for weeks leading up to the fight that he had the perfect game plan to beat Mayweather, and enough fans took the red-haired Canelo for his word to purchase the fight on PPV. But instead of having a game plan, Canelo tried to box Mayweather for most of the fight, and he ended up looking silly. By the time Canelo changed his tactics in the 9th round, he was too far behind to win and he ended up getting clowned. Continue reading

Canelo’s perfect valentine and his date with Alfredo on March 8

Love is magical such that it makes living beautiful like no other. Or love is the place to start life all over again. But contrary to what most people think of love, it is not always about being near or physically intimate with the one you love. “Got to believe in magic,” says the songwriter/crooner Pomeranz.

In the case of Canelo Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo, love means having to beat each other on the forthcoming “Toe-To-Toe” Valentine’s Day which is set on March 8 for them. And it means a lot more than winning for Alvarez; it ought to be a day for him to start afresh in his boxing career for he is coming off his only but humiliating loss against the great dud Floyd Mayweather Jr. last September 14. Continue reading

BoxNation add superstar showdowns in Canelo-Angulo & Garcia-Herrera to packed roster

LONDON (Feb. 12) –Canelo Alvarez will be looking to bounce back in the best way possible when he faces Alfredo Angulo for the pride and glory of Mexico on Saturday, March 8.

BoxNation has added the star-studded Golden Boy Promotions bill to its packed roster, which also includes three world title showdowns featuring Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz taking on Cristian “El Diamante” Mijares for the WBC Super Bantamweight title, newly installed WBC lightweight champion Omar “Panterita” Figueroa facing the tricky Ricardo “Dinamita” Alvarez and Carlos “King” Molina will defend his IBF Junior Middleweight title against undefeated fast-rising star Jermall Charlo.

The spotlight will be on light-middleweight star Canelo, however, who makes his first return to the ring since his loss to pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather last September. Continue reading