Leo Santa Cruz defeated Cristian Mijares by a unanimous decision to retain his WBC junior featherweight title on the Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo card Saturday in Las Vegas.
Leo Santa Cruz is shy young man from a humble background but he wants to one day headline the big events. The WBC 122-pound titleholder will get closer to that goal if he beats savvy vet Cristian Mijares tonight on the Canelo-Angulo undercard.
Photos from the scales the day before ‘Toe to Toe’ at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Canelo Alvarez, Alfredo Angulo and others weigh in.
Canelo Alvarez said the time for talking is over at the final press conference for his Saturday showdown with Alfredo Angulo. The Mexican star says he’s ready for Angulo and hopes to give fans an entertaining fight.
Canelo Alvarez, Alfredo Angulo and other combatants on the ‘Toe to Toe’ card squared off onstage for the last time before Saturday’s opening bell at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
RingTV’s Alan Massengale sat down with Leo Santa Cruz at the WBC 122-pound beltholder’s camp in La Puente, Calif., to talk about the young fighter’s March 8 title defense against Cristian Mijares, choosing his father to train him, and a future showdown with Abner Mares.
Canelo Alvarez discussed his upcoming showdown against Alfredo Angulo, his performance against Floyd Mayweather and Erislandy Lara’s taunts during an exclusive interview with RingTV.com on Saturday.
Lightweight titleholder Omar Figueroa on his March 8 bout: “If the knockout doesn’t come, and if I happen to hurt my hands again, then I’m mentally strong and I can adjust, and I know that I can go 12 rounds and win this fight.”
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer has announced that the four-bout Showtime Pay Per View card to be headlined by former RING 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez and junior middleweight contender Alfredo Angulo will be broadcast live to select theaters nationwide on March 8.
Undefeated junior featherweight contender Carl Frampton will face former two-division titleholder Hugo Cazares on April 4 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as he closes in on his first title shot. The bout is an eliminator for the WBC title held by Leo Santa Cruz.
Canelo Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo had vocal fans supporting them at the kick-off press conference for their March 8 PPV headliner in L.A. However, it remains to be seen if fans across the U.S. will purchase the Mexican showdown given both fighters are coming off losses.
The four-bout Showtime Pay Per View card headlined by the Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo fight on March 8 has been finalized, according to Richard Schaefer. Two title bouts, Leo Santa Cruz-Cristian Mijares and Carlos Molina-Jermall Charlo, are now on the televised part of show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
When Canelo Alvarez faces Alfredo Angulo on March 8, he’ll share the card with his older brother Ricardo, who could match up with lightweight contender Omar Figueroa.
Richard Schaefer on being chosen Promoter of The Year by Sports Illustrated: “In the end, this is all about the fans of our great sport and I will continue to deliver the best fights and fighters to them in 2014 and beyond.”
Abner Mares on his Feb. 15 rematch with Jhonny Gonzalez, whose first-round knockout victory dethroned him as WBC featherweight beltholder: “August 24 was his night, and I take nothing away from him, but Feb. 15 will be my night, and I’m going to get my title back.”
Saturday’s win by Marcos Maidana to dethrone Adrien Broner as WBA welterweight titleholder drew 1.3 million viewers, Showtime’s Executive Vice President and General Manager of Sports, Stephen Espinoza, announced on Tuesday.
Marcos Maidana stunned Adrien Broner and the boxing world on Saturday in San Antonio, demonstrating in the process that he probably is better than many believed he was.