Showtime boxing boss jabs HBO for counter-programming Saturday

03
Mar

Showtime boxing boss jabs HBO for counter-programming Saturday

Showtime boxing chief Stephen Espinoza described HBO’s decision to schedule a 24/7 program on Gennady Golovkin’s fight with Danny Jacobs on Saturday at 10:30 p.m. as unusual.

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02
Mar

Showtime’s Espinoza irked by pace of Klitschko-Joshua talks

HBO and Showtime continue to fight for the rights to broadcast the heavyweight championship between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko on April 29.

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09
Feb

Kenny Porter calls Berto a ‘reluctant combatant’ in fight discussions

Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza is looking for a date in the spring for a compelling welterweight matchup between Shawn Porter and Andre Berto but Porter’s father expressed doubt Berto wants the fight.

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31
Jan

Showtime wins head-to-head ratings matchup with HBO

Showtime, which historically has come up short against HBO in the ratings war in part because of a smaller subscriber base, won Saturday night’s battle of the eyeballs in head-to-head broadcasts.

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31
Jan

Eddie Hearn expects deal for U.S. TV for Joshua-Klitschko soon

According to Anthony Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn, the U.S. network willing to shell out the most money for the April 29 bout against Wladimir Klitschko in London will obtain the television rights.

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24
Jan

Showtime to air Linares-Crolla rematch March 25

Showtime will air the lightweight title rematch between champion Jorge Linares and former titleholder Anthony Crolla on March 25 from Manchester Arena.

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12
Jan

Thurman-Garcia to be announced next Wednesday at presser

One of the worst-kept secrets will be revealed next Wednesday when a press conference is expected to take place to announce Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia at Barclays Center.

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14
Dec

If Haymon wins purse bid, GGG-Jacobs goes to regular Showtime

Showtime boxing head Stephen Espinoza said he would target GGG vs. Danny Jacobs for regular Showtime and not on pay-per-view if Al Haymon wins the purse bid Monday.

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17
Nov

Wilder still targeting late 2017 to unify titles against Joshua

A heavyweight unification match between Deontay Wilder against either Anthony Joshua or Wladimir Klitschko is still targeted for late 2017, according to Stephen Espinoza.

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17
Nov

Barclays Center leading candidate to host Thurman-Garcia

Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza reiterated his belief that Barclays Center remains the leading candidate to host Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia on March 4.

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