Showtime will air its premiere episode of the two-part series of All-Access: Broner vs Maidana on Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT prior to the broadcast of the welterweight fight between Zab Judah and Paulie Malignaggi at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. ET.
A 30-year-old puncher from Argentina, Maidana (34-3, 31 knockouts) will be after his fourth straight stoppage victory against Broner (27-0, 22 KOs), a 24-year-old talent who is coming off a split-decision that dethroned Malignaggi in his 147-pound debut in June.
Malignaggi and Judah will fight on Dec. 7 at Barclays Center in their native Brooklyn in advance of the Broner-Maidana fight the following weekend.
In anticipation of the Broner-Maidana bout, Showtime will air two each of the fighters’ classic battles, including Broner’s win over Malignaggi, as well as his fifth-round stoppage of Vicente Escobedo in July of 2012.
Classic fight listings:
Broner-Malignaggi: Dec. 2, 9 p.m., ET/PT, Showtime Extreme
Broner-Escobedo, Dec. 9, 10:30 p.m., ET/PT, Showtime Extreme
Maidana-Lopez, Dec. 9, 10:50 p.m., ET/PT, Showtime Extreme
Maidana-Soto Karass, Dec. 9, 11:15 p.m., ET/PT Showtime Extreme
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