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BROOKLYN — Today’s opening press conference for the welterweight showdown between Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia devolved into a profanity-laden argument between Thurman and Garcia’s father/trainer Angel Garcia.

Angel took exception to Thurman promising to knock off his son. Considering this was the presser where the fight was confirmed for CBS with TV officials present, it wasn’t the best look for potential sponsors.

The fight airs on CBS March 4 at 9 p.m. ET.


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Watch the final press conference for the July 12 pay-per-view between Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara. Also attending the presser will be undercard fighters Abner Mares, Jonathan Oquendo, Juan Manuel Lopez, Francisco Lopez and more. The live stream opens at 4 p.m. ET

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LOS ANGELES, CA — Tune in for the opening presser to officially announce the July 12 title match between Canelo Alvarez and WBA 154-pound belt-holder Erislandy Lara. After calling out Canelo for years, Lara finally gets a chance to show his skills on the biggest stage imaginable. For Canelo, he continues a formidable run of recent opponents that includes Austin Trout, Floyd Mayweather and Alfredo Angulo. The press conference begins at 4 p.m. ET and is scheduled to end at 5:30 p.m. ET.

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Photo Credits: Chris Farina/Top Rank

NEW YORK CITY, NY — Yesterday, Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley completed their two-city press tour to promote their April 12 pay-per-view rematch in Las Vegas. Below are selected photos from the media event.

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Photo Credits: Chris Farina/Top Rank

LOS ANGELES, CA — The opening presser for the April 12 rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley is now in the books. Outside of both fighters claiming they won their 2012 encounter “easily,” Bradley had the more insightful commentary, stating that Pacquiao’s December win over Brandon Rios is a clear indication that Manny no longer has his “killer instinct.”

MANNY PACQUIAO

I remember last time believing that I won the first fight against Tim Bradley.  I thought I was leading after every round.  I thought I won the fight easily.  I controlled the fight every round.

I had a feeling in training camp that he would run from me once he felt my power and he did…after the third or fourth round.

To be honest, I wasn’t as motivated when I was training for our first fight. I guess I didn’t take him seriously enough.

I was very surprised by the decision.  But that’s part of the game.  He got the decision and my title.

Bradley was tough and strong.  His style was different from mine.

I am impressed with what Bradley has done since our fight.  He is a different fighter now since we fought.  He has more experience at this level and as a welterweight champion.  He fought extremely well against Márquez.  I knew Tim would beat him utilizing his speed.  But I am still faster than Bradley.

The only way Bradley can beat me this time is to knock me out.  He cannot outbox me.  I will be the aggressor.  I will throw a lot of punches at him – more than I threw against Rios —  and I will land them. Last time I was too nice. This time, I will finish what I start.

I want to get back that belt he won off of me.

Boxing has always been fun for me.  This time the fun is secondary.  This is a mission to prove I am the best.

In my fight against Rios I proved I can still fight at the high level everyone expects from me.  I showed I can still control a fight as well as I ever have.

I’m excited to be back in Las Vegas fighting.  Las Vegas attracts great boxing fans and I have great memories of fighting there.

For training camp I intend to spend the first four weeks at my gym in General Santos City and the last four weeks at Wild Card in Hollywood.

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TIMOTHY BRADLEY JR.

This is all about redemption. I need Manny. He needs me. I’m going to beat him again. I am younger and a better fighter. Manny fights for the money. I have the hunger to win.

I scored our fight eight rounds to four in my favor.  No way he won that fight.

Manny is great but he is also mortal.  I’m not intimidated by him or his legend.

Manny didn’t look the same against Rios. He didn’t have his usual killer instinct. That’s the first thing I noticed.

I don’t think he has the hunger anymore and it’s never coming back.  He no longer has his killer instinct.  That’s the first thing I noticed in the Rios fight.  Every time he backed Rios into a corner, Manny stepped back instead of going for it.  He didn’t even try to put Rios away.  That spoke volumes to me. 

When I fought Márquez I knew my quickness would come into play. I set traps and used my quickness. I fought with intelligence. I used my pure boxing skills.

I know all about Manny. I went into the ring with him. I felt his best punches.

Me, I am a different fighter than the one who fought Pacquiao in our first fight. I am more mature, smarter, and I now listen to what my corner is saying.

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LOS ANGELES — Canelo Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo made their first public appearance together yesterday at the LA Central Public Library Plaza to officially announce their March 8 showdown. The pair were joined on stage by undercard fighters Leo Santa Cruz, Cristian Mijares and Canelo’s brother, Ricardo Alvarez.

Despite the show’s moniker, I’m not convinced Canelo will trade with someone as dangerous as Angulo. Nonetheless, everyone involved did their best to sell this pay-per-view on nationalistic terms and being an all-action affair.

 

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CANELO

Alfredo Angulo is a very strong fighter, and he knows how to come forward. He knows how to throw a punch and take a punch and he comes to fight.

I’m sure you want to see a fight and you don’t want to see a guy who is going to be running all night.

I’ve prepared myself very well to give you all a great fight. I’m glad Alfredo has some fans here today, but my fans are better.

I can’t tell you all the things I learned from my last fight [against Floyd Mayweather on a record-shattering pay-per-view event last September], but there is a long list. I don’t take it as a loss. I take it as a learning experience. And that is what’s going to keep me going. That’s the greatest thing about this sport. You learn and you move on.

We have two different styles and you really can’t compare the two. Angulo’s aggressive. I’ve fought bigger guys but I see him as a middleweight coming down to super welterweight.

We offered this fight to [Miguel] Cotto first, but he wasn’t ready. We wanted to give you guys, the media, and the fans this fight. This is for the fans.

 Losing is part of boxing. Muhammad Ali lost and he’s still the greatest of all time. So a loss isn’t going to prevent me from being the future of boxing.

 

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ALFREDO ANGULO 

I’m the same Alfredo Angulo as I’ve always been and I’m going to always give the fans great fights. I think that I earn respect in my fights and March 8 is going to be no different.

I don’t know if he’s the most powerful fighter I’ve faced, but I know I have to give my all in this fight for my fans. This fight is for the fans.

What’s this fight going to mean if I win? I don’t know. Once I win, then you can ask that.

He [Canelo] knows the heart that I have. He’s knows it very well; that the advantage I have over him.

I know I have some doubters. But if you doubt me, go ahead and look up my fights on YouTube.

 

 

CHEPO REYNOSO (CANELO TRAINER) 

Like always, we respect Mexican fighters, especially Alfredo Angulo. He’s a tough fighter, a very good fighter and very strong. Thank you for coming out and supporting boxing because there are some great Mexican fighters on this card.

 

 

VIRGIL HUNTER (ANGULO TRAINER)

Each man has to come to grips that they are coming off a loss. Alfredo came so close to upsetting [Erislandy] Lara and I’m just pleased he’s getting this fight. I couldn’t be happier for him.

You can’t say that Alfredo doesn’t deserve this fight because Angulo was up on most of the scorecards in his last fight and Canelo was shut out on his. I think this is as good a time as any and that this fight makes sense. Alfredo has come to understand the importance of defense. Initially he had a disdain for defense but I’ve been teaching him the importance of that aspect of the game.

Whoever wins this fight is going to have to fight to win it. I’ve called this a must-win fight for Canelo to stay relevant and I think he definitely has something to prove.

 

 

LEO SANTA CRUZ

 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.

 

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CRISTIAN MIJARES

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.

 

 

RICARDO ALVAREZ

I know this is a big opportunity for me. I understand this opportunity that my promoter has given me. Figueroa is very aggressive and styles make fights so I know it’s going to be a great fight.

I’m motivated. I know I can make history for me and my family [if triumphant, it will mark the first time three Mexican-born brothers have won a world title]. We made history once before in Mexico when all six of my brothers and I fought on the same card. I want to make history again.

 

 

RICHARD SCHAEFER, Golden Boy Promotions CEO

This fight is like an infomercial. You remember when you were ready to order and they’re like: ‘Wait, there’s more.’ That’s what this card is; one great fight after the other. Action-packed.

This is the kind of card you want to make sure to have the carne asada and the cerveza ready when the first fights go live on SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View at 6 o’clock.

 

STEPHEN ESPINOZA, Executive Vice President, General Manager of SHOWTIME Sports

This is a boxing card that has everything for the true fight fan.  Canelo Alvarez is taking on the most dangerous opponent of his career in Alfredo Angulo, who is perhaps the strongest puncher and fighter that Canelo has yet face and I have no doubt this fight will be an action fight for as long as it lasts.

 

 

 

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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 and AT&T. Carlos Molina vs. Jermall Charlo is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Warriors Boxing.  This event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The event can be heard in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP).

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Watch the opening press conference for the March 8 “slugfest” between Canelo Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo. The below stream opens at 3:45 p.m. ET. The Canelo-Angulo will air on Showtime pay-per-view live from the MGM Grand.