Advertisement
Advertisement

Canelo-Angulo Generates Over 350K PPV Buys

NEW YORK – Last Saturday’s SHOWTIME PPV® presentation of “TOE TO TOE: Canelo vs. Angulo” generated well over 350,000 buys, Showtime Networks Inc. and event promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, announced today.

The four-fight telecast, headlined by Mexican boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez’ impressive 10th-round TKO over fellow countryman, Alfredo Angulo, was a “knockout success,” according to Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports®.

“We are thrilled with the numbers from Saturday’s event,” said Espinoza. "March 8 was the first time Canelo Alvarez headlined his own pay per view, and he decisively proved that he was ready to carry a pay per view card.  These results are especially impressive in comparison to the pay per view performances of other boxing events over the past few months. Add in the near sellout crowd and there is no doubt this event was a huge success for Canelo, Golden Boy Promotions, MGM Grand, SHOWTIME and boxing as a whole.”

“The fans have spoken,” said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions.  “Canelo is without a doubt the brightest young star in the sport today.  He's been a huge star in Mexico for quite some time. Now there is no denying that he is a star in the United States as well.  We're already in discussions with Canelo to find the next opportunity to bring another exciting event to boxing fans worldwide.”

The Canelo vs. Angulo slugfest will premiere on SHOWTIME this Saturday, March 15, and open the live SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT from Bayamon, Puerto Rico.  In the main event, undefeated Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia takes on Mauricio Herrera.

Following the telecast, ALL ACCESS: CANELO VS. ANGULO  EPILOGUE will premiere on SHOWTIME.  EPILOGUE, the third and final installment of the ALL ACCESS series devoted to "TOE TO TOE," will feature unprecedented access from Fight Week in Las Vegas, highlights of the drama inside of the ring and a rare look inside of the minds of the fighters and their camps in the aftermath of the fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Espy on 03-18-2014

[QUOTE=Wizardsh;14329486]You gotta be an idiot if you think may did those ppv numbers by himself. No way does may do those numbers again with a no name boxer.He needs people like Canelo to do any numbers close to that. I…

Comment by croz on 03-18-2014

Don't know why people are pretending they give a **** about Lara. If Canelo beats him people will still turn around and say he's fighting cans.

Comment by icha on 03-18-2014

[QUOTE=mrlopez;14340723]its good news for gb and gingers dic.kriders. that ppv was bs, straight up. He's a decent fighter, nothing more, yet. He's got skills but he fought a zombie in Angulo, Trout was nothing more than a decent fighter himself…

Comment by mrlopez on 03-18-2014

[QUOTE=hitking;14326723]So what. Canelo's a good fighter who draws well. And he fights in a very good weight range. Anybody from 47-60 would love to get a shot at Ginger. And he's good enough to compete with most everyone in that…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 03-16-2014

[QUOTE=285Kid;14332453]WBA new ranking has #2 Saul Alvarez & #3 Anthony Mundine , #1 now vacated so is set for the WBA interim belt (Lara now a world champion) [B]WBA Interim belt[/B] Saul Alvarez vs Anthony Mundine [B]WBC Jr. Featherweight belt[/B]…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (167)
Top Headlines Magdaleno To Apply Pressure For Nonito Donaire Title Shot Tommy Coyle Calls To Avenge Luke Campbell KO Loss Video: Hearn Talks Judging Issues in Boxing, Crolla vs. Barroso Amir Khan Followed Strict Diet Switch For Showdown With Canelo Video: Hearn Excited About Mayweather vs. Matchroom Card Shane Mosley Makes Heroic Rescue Of Baby in Freeway Wreck Video: Eddie Hearn Talks DeGale vs. Jack, Smith, More Garcia: Amir Khan Will Not Be an Easy Fight For Canelo "Fighting Words" - On Francisco Vargas’ Positive Drug Test Bute on Jack Draw: I Started Too Late Yet Again Matthysse To Sit Down With De La Hoya in Vegas, Discuss Future Mayweather, Hearn in Talks For TMT vs. Matchroom Card Video: James DeGale on Mayweather, Hearn Rift, Jack, More Video: Callum Smith Breaks Down DeGale-Medina, Jack-Bute Jack-Bute CompuBox Punch Stats Video: Badou Jack Feels Robbed, Looks To The Future Thomas Williams: I Want Adonis Stevenson Next, I Want His Belt! Mayweather's Trademark Filings Could Be Biggest Hint of Return Porky Medina: Badou Jack is Better Than James DeGale Della Rosa, Attou Battle To a Draw For Vacant EU Title Ellerbe Blasts Scoring for Badou Jack-Lucian Bute Video: James DeGale Shakes Head at Rogelio Medina Outing Bute Encouraged by Jack Draw, DeGale Loss: I'm Not Quitting Medina: I Spit at DeGale Because He Was Head Butting, Elbowing Video: Malignaggi on Mayweather, Canelo-Khan, Ward-Kovalev Video: Rogelio Medina Sounds Off on James DeGale Loss Mayweather: Chocolatito is The Pound For Pound Best in The World Video: Lucian Bute Reflects on Jack Draw, Discusses Future April 30 PBC on Fox A Smash Hit In Ring, But Not In the Ratings Batista teams up with Phil Landman, aims for late summer return Andre Berto on Danny Garcia: Tell Me When and I'll Be Ready! Hearn Defends Anthony Joshua vs. Dominic Breazeale Photos: Badou Jack, Lucian Bute Battle To Controversial Draw Victor Ortiz's Reaction To Crazy Fan Who Tried To Assault Him Eddie Hearn Critical of Al Haymon and PBC Business Model Photos: Andre Berto Drills Victor Ortiz To Avenge First Defeat Photos: James DeGale Taken To His Limit By Porky Medina Ricky Burns Enjoying Low-Profile Approach Video: Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina Post Presser Highlights Part 2 Video: Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina Post Presser Highlights Part 1
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement