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 PPV® 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, Michoacán 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."
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