All-Access Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo airs Friday


Showtime will air the first of three episodes of the network's All-Access: Canelo Vs. Angluo on Friday at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT in advance of the Showtime Pay Per View clash between former RING 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez and junior middleweight contender Alfredo Angulo at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on March 8.

In a bout that is being billed  "Toe-To-Toe, Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 knockouts) will face Angulo (22-3, 18 KOs) at the site of Alvarez's majority decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September.

The Alvarez-Angulo event will also match WBC 122-pound beltholder Leo Santa Cruz against Cristian Mijares and WBC lightweight titleholder Omar Figueroa opposite Ricardo Dinamita Alvarez, Canelo Alvarez's older brother.

Also on the card will be the first defense by IBF 154-pound titleholder Carlos Molina against Jermall Charlo, the 23-year-old twin brother of unbeaten junior middleweight contender Jermell Charlo.

In the bout prior to the televised pay per view broadcast to be shown on Showtime Extreme will be a lightweight fight between ex-beltholder Jorge Linares and Japan's Nihito Arakawa, the latter of whom rose from the canvas during a brutal unanimous decision loss to Figueroa in July.