Thompson Replaces Injured Figueroa Against Alvarez

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LAS VEGAS, NV –

Ricardo Alvarez, the older brother of headliner Canelo Alvarez, has a new opponent for the Toe-to-Toe card.

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Sergio Thompson will now fight Alvarez in place of WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa Jr. Figueroa withdrew from the card last Friday citing a re-injury to his left hand. Since the title is no longer up for grabs, this match-up will not be part of the PPV broadcast. Instead, Jorge Linares vs. Nihito Arakawa will be part of the PPV broadcast instead.

The card will feature the first defense by IBF light middleweight champion Carlos Molina against prospect Jermall Charlo, and WBC bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz in a defense against Cristian Mijares.

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“TOE TO TOE: Canelo vs. Angulo,” a 12-round super welterweight fight taking place Saturday, March 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Corona, AT&T and Casamigos Tequila. In world title fights on the undercard, two-division World Champion Leo Santa Cruz will defend his WBC Super Bantamweight World title against former three-time World Champion Cristian Mijares and Carlos Molina will defend his IBF Junior Middleweight Championship against undefeated Jermall Charlo. Carlos Molina vs. Jermall Charlo is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Warriors Boxing.  The four-fight telecast, which opens with a 10-round lightweight bout between Jorge Linares and Nihito Arakawa, will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The event can be heard in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP).  ”TOE TO TOE: Canelo vs. Angulo” will be broadcast on over 400 select movie theaters across the country.

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