LOS ANGELES - Hundreds of fans turned out on a Tuesday afternoon to witness up close and personal Mexican boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez, fan favorite Alfredo "El Perro" Angulo and four other world-class action fighters for a jam-packed press conference hosted by Golden Boy Promotions to formally announce "TOE TO TOE: Canelo vs. Angulo,'' a fantastic four-fight telecast on Saturday, March 8, on SHOWTIME PPVฎ from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Joining the popular main event fighters at the Los Angeles Central Public Library Outdoor Plaza undefeated Two-Division World Champion Leo "Terremoto" Santa Cruz, former Three-Time World Champion Cristian "El Diamante" Mijares.
In the co-feature of an all-action pay-per-view undercard, unbeaten WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Santa Cruz (26-0-1, 15 KO's), of Los Angeles by way of Huetamo, Michoacแn de Ocampo, Mexico, will defend his title against Mijares (49-7-2, 24 KO's), of Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico
LEO SANTA CRUZ, Two-Division World Champion
"I'm very happy and I'm very prepared for this fight. Mijares is a great fighter.
"When I was in the beginning of my career, I used to see him fight. I once sparred against Jose Navarro to help him fight against Mijares. I watched that fight and I know that he's a great fighter that will give me a tough fight.
"We come 100 percent ready and we're trying to the fans a great fight. Hopefully, it's one of the best fights of the night."
CRISTIAN MIJARES, Former World Champion
"I'm very happy to be on such a big card like this, in the co-main event of the big fight between Canelo and Angulo.
"I'm motivated because I'm coming back. I know it's going to be a very good fight against Leo Santa Cruz because he's a very good fighter.
"I'm motivated. I'm coming here to win, I'm coming here to be a world champion. I'm not going to give away anything. I'm expecting to win. It's going to be a war. That's all I've got to say."Tags: Cristian Mijares , Leo Santa Cruz , Santa Cruz vs. Mijares , Santa Cruz-Mijares