SHOWTIME(R) SPORTS AND CBS ANNOUNCE NEW EDITION OF CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED BOXING DOCUMENTARY SERIES, "FIGHT CAMP 360o: PACQUIAO VS. MOSLEY"
Premieres Saturday, April 2 on CBS with the First of Three Episodes Airing on America's Most Watched Network, Including a Primetime Telecast Saturday, April 30
SHOWTIME(R) Sports is producing a four-part documentary series titled "FIGHT CAMP 360o: Pacquiao vs. Mosley" to air on both the CBS Television Network and SHOWTIME that will give fight fans unprecedented access into the lives of boxing superstars Manny Pacquiao and "Sugar" Shane Mosley. The series premieres Saturday, April 2 (12:00 PM, ET/ 9:00 AM, PT) on the CBS Television Network, prior to the Network's coverage of the Men's NCAA Basketball Championship Final Four.
SHOWTIME's critically acclaimed series will follow both fighters through their unique preparations leading up to the year's biggest event on the boxing calendar - the forthcoming WBO welterweight championship clash and SHOWTIME PPV(R) blockbuster event on May 7, 2011, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
"This series will open a lot of eyes and surprise casual television viewers as well as boxing enthusiasts," said Ken Hershman, Executive Vice President and General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports. "These athletes are global personalities that transcend sports, and their path to an event of this scope is complex, provocative and quite entertaining. From Pacquiao's home and life as a Congressman in the Philippines to Mosley's high-altitude training camp in Big Bear, Calif., and into the offices of Top Rank Inc. in Las Vegas, 'FIGHT CAMP 360o: Pacquiao vs. Mosley' will turn a powerful backstage spotlight on this marquee boxing event."
Premiere dates and times for "FIGHT CAMP 360o: Pacquiao vs. Mosely" are:
Episode 1 CBS Saturday, April 2 12:00 PM, ET/9:00 AM, PT
Episode 1 SHO Saturday, April 16 10:00 PM, ET/PT
Episode 2 SHO Saturday, April 23 10:00 PM, ET/PT
Episode 3 CBS Saturday, April 30 8:00 PM, ET/PT
Episode 4 SHO Friday, May 6 10:00 PM, ET/PT
Episode 4 CBS Saturday, May 7 2:00 PM, ET/11:00 AM, PT
"FIGHT CAMP 360o: Pacquiao vs. Mosley" will be available on SHOWTIME On Demand with multiple re-airings on SHO Extreme.
FIGHT CAMP 360o launched in 2009 to follow the lives of the participants in the "Super Six World Boxing Classic" on SHOWTIME and was met by critical acclaim for its originality and revealing content. Created to connect viewers with fighters and not as a singularly focused promotional device, FIGHT CAMP 360o is the first-of-its-kind boxing series examining the entirety of the prizefighting business.
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About CBS Television Network
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