Tonight from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, live on Showtime pay-per-view (US), Main Event PPV (Australia), BoxNation (UK), and Televisa (Mexico), Canelo Alvarez looks to bounce back from his first career loss last September to Floyd Mayweather, as he takes on Alfredo Angulo in a 12-round main event.
This is the first headline PPV slot for Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KO), who missed weight yesterday, though technically he made weight, because his team negotiated the limit up to 155 pounds earlier in the day, paying Angulo (22-3, 18 KO) a $100,000 fine.
But however it went down, the fight is on.
On the undercard, Leo Santa Cruz (26-0-1, 15 KO) defends the WBC super bantamweight title against Cristian Mijares (49-7-2, 24 KO), and there are a pair of lightweight 10-rounders set for the opening half of the show. In the PPV opener, Canelo's older brother Ricardo Alvarez (23-2-3, 14 KO) faces Sergio Thompson (28-3, 26 KO), a short-notice replacement for the injured Omar Figueroa. Alvarez-Thompson was bumped to the PPV portion of the show when Carlos Molina was detained and his fight with Jermall Charlo was canceled. In the second bout of the evening, Jorge Linares (35-3, 23 KO) will face Nihito Arakawa (24-3-1, 16 KO).
Join us tonight!