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.
Stephen Espinoza on the numbers generated by All Access: Mayweather vs. Canelo: “Well over half a million people saw the first episode of All Access on the premiere night, which is a very good number.”
Mike Alvarado has made public his reasons for not yet accepting a proposed Oct. 19 clash with Ruslan Provodnikov.
Veteran sports broadcaster Alan Massengale gives his thoughts on the multi-city press tour for the anticipated Floyd Mayweather-Saul “Canelo” Alvarez event after covering the final stop in Los Angeles for RingTV.com.
Alan Massengale reports from the final stop of the Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez press tour in Los Angeles, where more than 10,000 fans gathered to greet the participants of the Sept. 14 “mega event.” The special RingTV feature includes comments from Oscar De La Hoya, Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza, Alvarez, Mayweather and Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer.
“I’m not saying yes, and I’m not saying no,” said Richard Schaefer in response to the potential for Danny Garcia-Lucas Matthysse to land on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Saul “Canelo” Alvarez card.
According to SI.com’s Fortunate 50, Floyd Mayweather Jr.is projected to be the highest-paid athlete in American sports for the second straight year, potentially earning between $90 million and $128 million.
RING junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is expected to be ringside for Saturday night’s clash between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Showtime boss Stephen Espinoza calls the open dialogue regarding religion between Robert Guerrero and Floyd Mayweatther Jr. “refreshing” albeit “not always a comfortable conversation.”
Adrien Broner has given the name “Paulette” to Paulie Malignaggi, who retorted, “Last time that I checked, you know, Adrien is a girl’s name.” On June 22, Broner will challenge for the WBA welterweight title owned by Malignaggi, who calls it an easy fight.
Upon hearing that Zab Judah was a no-show, Danny Garcia lamented not being able to “look into his eyes and to snatch the soul right out of his body.” Judah then showed up, saying he’d been disrespected by being told to wait with his team “in the basement” with “no food, no water.”
Showtime’s 30 Days In May chronicles Floyd Mayweather’s jail stint at the Clark County Detention Center from June 1 to Aug. 3 of last year.
Showtime has a mega promotional series planned in advance of the May 4 clash between Floyd Mayweather and Robert Guerrero.