Ricardo Alvarez-Sergio Thompson Elevated To SHOWTIME PPV Telecast

LAS VEGAS – As of Friday morning, Carlos Molina has officially become unavailable for his junior middleweight championship title defense against Jermall Charlo originally scheduled for tomorrow night. In light of these circumstances, the 10-round lightweight showdown between Ricardo “Dinamita” Alvarez and Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson has been elevated as the opening bout of the four-fight SHOWTIME PPV presentation of “TOE TO TOE: Canelo vs. Angulo” at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

HOUSTON MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES FROM TOP JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT CONTENDER JERMALL CHARLO

JERMALL CHARLO, Top Junior Middleweight Contender

“I’m super excited to bring the IBF title back to Houston. It’s been a long time coming for me and my twin brother Jermell. On March 8, I’m going to give it all I got.

“This is like a regular fight to me. I work hard for every fight. Carlos Molina, he is just the stepping-stone and I just have to get past this obstacle. Once my team gets past this, I feel like we’ll be at the top forever.