The money dispute between Time Warner cable and the CBS Corporation that had resulted in CBS and Showtime networks being pulled from cable systems in major U.S. cities last month was settled on Monday to the relief of many boxing fans.
All Access: Mayweather vs. Canelo premieres next Saturday on Showtime, preceding the Abner Mares-Jhonny Gonzalez WBC featherweight title bout. The series documents Floyd Mayweather’s and Canelo Alvarez’s lives during the build up to their anticipated Sept. 14 junior middleweight championship bout.
Showtime has a mega promotional series planned in advance of the May 4 clash between Floyd Mayweather and Robert Guerrero.
Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Floyd Mayweather’s promotional company, said: “The business model that we have put into place, in my opinion, will never, ever be duplicated.”
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer says Floyd Mayweather’s move to Showtime ends the days when the network could not compete with rival U.S. cable giant HBO.
Floyd Mayweather signed a groundbreaking pay-per-view venture with Showtime and the cable network’s parent company, CBS Corporation, staring with a May 4 fight with Robert Guerrero. Under the terms of the deal, Mayweather could fight six times in 30 months.
In part II of Travelin’ Man returns to Los Angeles, Lee Groves explains the significance of boxing’s return to network TV before recounting his CompuBox analysis for the CBS-, Showtime Extreme- and Showtime-televised fights from the L.A. Sports Arena on Dec. 15.
RingTV caught up with unbeaten bantamweight beltholder Leo Santa Cruz, who will defend his IBF belt against Alberto Guevara on Saturday (Dec. 15) in Los Angeles. 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph Diaz Jr. will make his pro debut on the CBS-televised card.
Unbeaten bantamweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz will headline a CBS-televised show on Dec. 15 in Los Angeles with members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team on the undercard, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer confirmed to RingTV.com on Wednesday.
Golden Boy Promotions, Showtime Sports and CBS Sports have entered a deal to showcase the professional debuts of standout boxers from the 2012 Summer Olympic Games live on the CBS television network on Oct. 14 and Dec. 15.