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

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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.

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Angulo getting Canelo at the right moment

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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.

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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.

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Canelo vs. Angulo: “A perfect match-up for Canelo’s comeback”

Canelo and AnguloIn the unpredictable sport of boxing, anything can and often does happen inside the squared circle on fight night, especially on the world class level. Although a man’s fate can turn with one cracking shot on the whiskers, styles usually dictate the eventual victor and loser.

Despite being one of the hardest punchers within the talented 154 pound weight division, most boxing pundits and experts believe that Alfredo Angulo is tailor made for Canelo Alvarez’s explosive counter punching prowess.

This past Tuesday night on “The Pugilist KOrner” radio show, expert trainer Joel Diaz gave us his take on the volatile March 8th PPV main event.

“Alfredo is a good friend of mine, but you know I’m always going to speak to truth about how I see things,” admitted the hard working California based trainer. “I think that his personal and professional issues set him back.”

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

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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.

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Canelo vs Angulo: Fighters Show Their Softer Sides With Valentine’s Day Thoughts And Memories

LAS VEGAS (Feb. 12, 2014) – Fighters are known for their ruthlessness and toughness in the ring, but the participants in “TOE TO TOE: Canelo vs. Angulo” aren’t afraid to let their softer sides show.

With just less than a month until the SHOWTIME PPV®, which will take place Saturday, March 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., Canelo Alvarez, Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo, Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz, Cristian “Diamante” Mijares, Omar “Panterita” Figueroa, Ricardo “Dinamita” Alvarez, Carlos Molina and Jermall Charlo shared their thoughts on perfect Valentine’s Day dates, memories and more.

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Canelo Alvarez & Alfredo Angulo Training Camp Quotes

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(Canelo Photo Credit: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME) San Diego (Feb. 11, 2014) – Mexican boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez and his vicious, hard-hitting foe, Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo have been busy at their training camps in San Diego and Oakland, Calif., respectively as they ready themselves for their upcoming showdown on Saturday, March 8 live on SHOWTIME PPV® from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

CANELO ALVAREZ, Former World Champion

“This fight ahead is a hard one. There will be a lot of punches thrown. Two different styles will clash in the ring and there will be a lot of action. It will be a war that we’re all going to enjoy.

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