A rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. is “probably the biggest fight out there” for Miguel Cotto if the Puerto Rican star’s talks failed to produce a May 2 bout against Canelo Alvarez. That’s what Cotto’s adviser, Gaby Penagaricano said during an interview with RingTV.com last month. “We’re interested. If we end up not fighting Canelo […]
With Al Haymon’s big deal with NBC in place, you’d think Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza would be somewhat intimidated. Seemingly, that’s not the case at all.
Although ongoing negotiations for a May 2 clash between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao “are making progress,” according to Stephen Espinoza, the Showtime Sports executive said, “we’ve got a long way to go” during a Thursday interview with RingTV.com.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn who undefeated Tyson Fury faces next on his road to squaring off against RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
HBO is dusting off its star-making machine for Canelo Alvarez. The network did a good job with Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Now HBO is working hand-in-hand with De La Hoya and going to go head-to-head with Mayweather to establish the next star.
Stephen Espinoza said Canelo Alvarez’s move from Showtime to HBO was “deceitful” on the part of the fighter’s promoter, Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya. The Showtime Sports executive said De La Hoya discussed a multi-fight deal with Alvarez and Showtime just a few weeks ago.
During a Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing in which concerns regarding certain behaviors featured in Showtime’s “All Access” were addressed, Floyd Mayweather criticized editing aspects of the documentary-style program.
Showtime’s boxing boss Stephen Espinoza spoke to RingTV’s Bill Emes about the public and media backlash to the Danny Garcia-Rod Salka fight and Bernard Hopkins’ recent choice to fight Sergey Kovalev on HBO rather than face Adonis Stevenson on his network.
As “ShoBox: The New Generation” nears a milestone 200th episode, Gordon Hall and Steve Farhood reflect upon the shows’ impact on boxing with RingTV.com with tales of humor, sadness and inspiration.
The Shawn Porter-Kell Brook IBF welterweight title bout on Aug. 16 will head up a Showtime tripleheader that includes the WBC 168-pound titleholder Sakio Bika’s rematch with Anthony Dirrell and WBC lightweight beltholder Omar Figueroa Jr. vs. Daniel Estrada.
RING welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s majority decision over Marcos Maidana in May “was a very entertaining and exciting fight” that is “worth seeing again” according to Stephen Espinoza of Showtime.
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum had planned to be on the line for a Tuesday conference call promoting the Showtime-televised bout between Golden Boy’s Gary Russell Jr. and Top Rank’s Vasyl Lomachenko — that is, he says, until Showtime requested he not take part.
Showtime Sports’ Stephen Espinoza said Richard Schaefer’s resignation from Golden Boy Promotions will not effect the July 12 pay per view card headlined by the Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
After Floyd Mayweather’s grueling victory over Marcos Maidana on Saturday, the demand for a showdown against Manny Pacquiao rings loudly from two heavyweight legends.
At this year’s annual Boxing Writers Association of America dinner, WBO welterweight titlist Tim Bradley took a moment to plead for a resolution between the sport’s feuding power players.
Top Rank CEO said it was “thuggery” to hang posters advertising Showtime’s upcoming Mayweather-Maidana bout during the lead-up to HBO’s Pacquiao-Bradley rematch. Showtime Sports boss Stephen Espinoza critcized the “racial overtones” of Arum’s statement, after which Arum referenced horse anatomy.