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Here Is The Viewing Schedule For Mayweather-Guerrero

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SHOWTIME,MAYWEATHER VS. GUERRERO

SHOWTIME & CBS SPORTS NETWORK TV SCHEDULE

FOR “MAY DAY: MAYWEATHER VS. GUERRERO”

ON SHOWTIME PPV® THIS SATURDAY, MAY 4

FROM MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS

ALL ACCESS: MAYWEATHER VS. GUERRERO Episode 4 Airs Wednesday, May 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME

NEW YORK (April 30, 2013) – SHOWTIME and CBS Sports Network have lined up an aggressive schedule of programming this week in anticipation of “MAY DAY: Mayweather vs. Guerrero,'' the four-fight pay-per-view telecastevent of the year this Saturday, May 4, (live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, SHOWTIME PPV) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Fans will get a final behind-the-scenes look into both fight camps before Saturday's fight on ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Guerrero Episode 4 this Wednesday, May 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

  • Wednesday, May 1Final Press Conference featuring Floyd Mayweather and Robert Guerrero live from Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand airing live on CBS Sports Network at 4:30pm ET/1:30pm PT.
  • Wednesday, May 1 – Episode 4 of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Guerrero at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME gives fans one last chance to catch a glimpse of the lives of Mayweather and Guerrero as they prepare to battle this Saturday.
  • Friday, May 3WEIGH IN LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena airing live on SHOWTIME and CBS Sports Network at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.
  • Saturday, May 4MAY DAY LIVE includes up to two live preliminary fights, special ALL ACCESS features and exclusive interviews from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. MAY DAY LIVE will air live on SHOWTIME at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

SHOWTIME PPV – Saturday, May 4 (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)

*Telecast will be available in Spanish on secondary audio programming (SAP).

WBC & VACANT RING MAGAZINE WELTERWEIGHT TITLES – 12 ROUNDS

                                    Floyd Mayweather                     vs.                    Robert Guerrero

                                    43-0 (26 KO's)                                                   31-1-1, 18 KO's

Grand Rapids, Mich.                                          Gilroy, Calif.

                                   

                                   WBC FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE – 12 ROUNDS

                                    Daniel Ponce De Leon               vs.                  Abner Mares

                                    44-4 (35 KO's)                                                    25-0-1 (13 KO's)

Cuauhtemoc, Mexico                                         Hawaiian Gardens, Calif.

                                    VACANT USBA JUNIOR FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE – 10 ROUNDS

                                    Leo Santa Cruz                          vs.                    Alexander Munoz

                                    23-0-1 (13 KO's)                                                36-4 (28 KO's)

                                    Los Angeles, Calif.                                            Bolivar, Venezuela

                                   

                                    VACANT NABF MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE – 10 ROUNDS

                                    J'Leon Love                              vs.                    Gabriel Rosado

                                    15-0 (8 KO's)                                                     21-6 (13 KO's)

                                    Las Vegas, Nev.                                                Philadelphia, Penn.

SHOWTIME – Saturday, May 4 (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)

    *Telecast will be available in Spanish on secondary audio programming        (SAP).

                                    SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 8 ROUNDS

                                    Badou Jack                              vs.                    Michael Gbenga

                                    13-0 (9 KO's)                                                     16-7 (16 KO's)

                                    Las Vegas, Nev.                                                Accra, Ghana

                                                                       

                                    MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 6 ROUNDS (TIME PERMITTING)

                                    Luis Arias                                  vs.                    DonYil Livingston

                                    4-0 (3 KO's)                                                       8-2-1 (4 KO's)

                                    Las Vegas, Nev.                                                Palmdale, Calif.

  • Saturday, May 4 – Following the SHOWTIME PPV event, CBS Sports Network will provide complete analysis of the action with commentator Barry Tompkins and analyst Steve Farhood, as well as live coverage of the post-fight press conference.

During the week leading up to the bout, CBS Sports Network also will air encore presentations of classic fights featuring Mayweather and Guerrero. Fights airing in their entirety include Mayweather vs. Oscar De La Hoya (May 2007), the most watched pay-per-view event in history; the controversial fight between Mayweather and Victor Ortiz (September 2011); Mayweather vs. Ricky Hatton (December 2007); Mayweather vs. Shane Mosley (May 2010) and Mayweather vs. Juan Manuel Marquez (September 2009).

SHO PPV

ANNOUNCERS: Brian Kenny will host the SHOWTIME PPV telecast, with Mauro Ranallo calling the action, Al Bernstein and Paulie Malignaggi serving as expert analysts and Jim Gray reporting.Barry Tompkins will call the action on SHOWTIME with Steve Farhood serving as expert analyst.Alejandro Luna will call the blow-by-blow for SAP and Raul Marquez will serve as color commentator.

PRODUCERS: The executive producer is David Dinkins Jr. with Bob Dunphy directing.

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2015 Fight of the Year – Francisco Vargas vs Takashi Miura

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The WBC World Super Featherweight title bout between Francisco Vargas and Takashi Miura came on one of the biggest boxing stages of 2015, as the bout served as the HBO pay-per-view’s co-main event on November 21st, in support of Miguel Cotto vs Saul Alvarez.

Miura entered the fight with a (29-2-2) record and he was making the fifth defense of his world title, while Vargas entered the fight with an undefeated mark of (22-0-1) in what was his first world title fight. Both men had a reputation for all-out fighting, with Miura especially earning high praise for his title defense in Mexico where he defeated Sergio Thompson in a fiercely contested battle.

The fight started out hotly contested, and the intensity never let up. Vargas seemed to win the first two rounds, but by the fourth round, Miura seemed to pull ahead, scoring a knock-down and fighting with a lot of confidence. After brawling the first four rounds, Miura appeared to settle into a more technical approach. Rounds 5 and 6 saw the pendulum swing back towards Vargas, as he withstood Miura’s rush to open the fifth round and the sixth round saw both men exchanging hard punches.

The big swinging continued, and though Vargas likely edged Miura in rounds 5 and 6, Vargas’ face was cut in at least two spots and Miura started to assert himself again in rounds 7 and 8. Miura was beginning to grow in confidence while it appeared that Vargas was beginning to slow down, and Miura appeared to hurt Vargas at the end of the 8th round.

Vargas turned the tide again at the start of the ninth round, scoring a knock down with an uppercut and a straight right hand that took Miura’s legs and sent him to the canvas. Purely on instinct, Miura got back up and continued to fight, but Vargas was landing frequently and with force. Referee Tony Weeks stepped in to stop the fight at the halfway point of round 9 as Miura was sustaining a barrage of punches.

Miura still had a minute and a half to survive if he was going to get out of the round, and it was clear that he was not going to stop fighting.

A back and forth battle of wills between two world championship level fighters, Takashi Miura versus “El Bandido” Vargas wins the 2015 Fight of the Year.

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Jan 9 in Germany – Feigenbutz and De Carolis To Settle Score

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This coming Saturday, January 9th, the stage is set at the Baden Arena in Offenburg, Germany for a re-match between Vincent Feigenbutz and Giovanni De Carolis. The highly anticipated re-match is set to air on SAT.1 in Germany, and Feigenbutz will once again be defending his GBU and interim WBA World titles at Super Middleweight.

The first meeting between the two was less than three months ago, on October 17th and that meeting saw Feigenbutz controversially edge De Carolis on the judge’s cards by scores of (115-113, 114-113 and 115-113). De Carolis scored a flash knock down in the opening round, and he appeared to outbox Feigenbutz in the early going, but the 20 year old German champion came on in the later rounds.

The first bout is described as one of the most crowd-pleasing bouts of the year in Germany, and De Carolis and many observers felt that the Italian had done enough to win.

De Carolis told German language website RAN.DE that he was more prepared for the re-match, and that due to the arrogance Feigenbutz displayed in the aftermath of the first fight, he was confident that he had won over some of the audience. Though De Carolis fell short of predicting victory, he promised a re-vamped strategy tailored to what he has learned about Feigenbutz, whom he termed immature and inexperienced.

The stage is set for Feigenbutz vs De Carolis 2, this Saturday January 9th in Offenburg, Germany. If you can get to the live event do it, if not you have SAT.1 in Germany airing the fights, and The Boxing Channel right back here for full results.

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2015 Knock Out of the Year – Saul Alvarez KO’s James Kirkland

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On May 9th of 2015, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez delivered a resonant knock-out of James Kirkland on HBO that wins the 2015 KO of the Year.

The knock-out itself came in the third round, after slightly more than two minutes of action. The end came when Alvarez delivered a single, big right hand that caught Kirkland on the jaw and left him flat on his back after spinning to the canvas.Alvarez was clearly the big star heading into the fight. The fight was telecast by HBO for free just one week after the controversial and disappointing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fight, and Alvarez was under pressure to deliver the type of finish that people were going to talk about. Kirkland was happy to oblige Alvarez, taking it right to Alvarez from the start. Kirkland’s aggression saw him appear to land blows that troubled the young Mexican in the early going. Alvarez played good defense, and he floored Kirkland in the first round, displaying his power and his technique in knocking down an aggressive opponent.

However, Kirkland kept coming at Alvarez and the fight entered the third round with both men working hard and the feeling that the fight would not go the distance. Kirkland continued to move forward, keeping “Canelo” against the ropes and scoring points with a barrage of punches while looking for an opening.

At around the two minute mark, Alvarez landed an uppercut that sent Kirkland to the canvas again. Kirkland got up, but it was clear that he did not have his legs under him. Kirkland was going to try to survive the round, but Alvarez had an opportunity to close out the fight. The question was would he take it?

Alvarez closed in on Kirkland, putting his opponent’s back to the ropes. Kirkland was hurt, but he was still dangerous, pawing with punches and loading up for one big shot.

But it was the big shot “Canelo” threw that ended the night. Kirkland never saw it coming, as he was loading up with a huge right hand of his own. The right Alvarez threw cracked Kirkland in the jaw, and his eyes went blank. His big right hand whizzed harmlessly over the head of a ducking Alvarez, providing the momentum for the spin that left Kirkland prone on the canvas.

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez went on to defeat Miguel Cotto in his second fight of 2015 and he is clearly one of boxing’s biggest stars heading into 2016. On May 9th Alvarez added another reel to his highlight film when he knocked out James Kirkland with the 2015 “Knock Out of the Year”.

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