SHOWTIME SPORTS(R) TO CHRONICLE THE MOST ANTICIPATED EVENT OF THE YEAR WITH "INSIDE MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO"
Four-Part Documentary Series To Include The Network's Distinctive And Award-Winning "Epilogue" Episode;
Series Premieres Saturday, April 18, Only On SHOWTIME(R)
NEW YORK (March 27, 2015) - SHOWTIME Sports(R) offers viewers exclusive access to Floyd "Money" Mayweather and the most anticipated event of the year with "INSIDE MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO," an intimate four-part documentary series chronicling the life of the perennial pound-for-pound champion as he navigates his collision course with Manny Pacquiao. Episode 1 premieres on Saturday, April 18 immediately following the live SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING(R) doubleheader featuring Mexican superstar Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
INSIDE MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO delivers a unique perspective of the compelling and popular Mayweather in the weeks leading up to the biggest prizefight of this generation. In the fourth installment, Epilogue, SHOWTIME Sports focuses the distinct and Sports Emmy Award-winning spotlight on the unpredictable drama of fight week, takes viewers inside the ropes on fight night, and into the mind of the fighter in the aftermath of the bout.
"SHOWTIME has set itself apart with its coverage of the biggest fights in boxing and our viewers have come to expect the unique access we provide," said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President & General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports. "INSIDE MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO will not only welcome viewers into Mayweather's camp before the fight, but also give viewers a window into those dramatic and often poignant moments immediately before and after this historic fight."
SHOWTIME cameras are entrenched in Mayweather's camp in the shadow of the bright lights of Las Vegas. This unparalleled access allows INSIDE MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO to peel back the curtain on Mayweather's opulent public persona while revealing the unrelenting pursuit of perfection that propels the undefeated, undisputed champion.
From the red carpet spectacle of the kickoff press conference in Los Angeles and the rigors of training camp to the intensity of the weigh-in and the calm dressing room after the final bell, INSIDE MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO offers an inside-out look at an event that has no rival.
Forty-seven fighters have stepped into the ring with Mayweather and all 47 have come away empty. With complete access to Mayweather and the vast entourage that surrounds and supports him, viewers of INSIDE MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO come to understand what makes "Money" tick.
INSIDE MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO episodes premiere on SHOWTIME with multiple encore presentations, including the cable television premiere on CBS SPORTS NETWORK. All episodes of the series will be available on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND(R), SHOWTIME ANYTIME(R) and online at SHO.com/Sports.
· Episode 1 premieres Saturday, April 18 on SHOWTIME, immediately following SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Chavez vs. Fonfara (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).
· Episode 2 premieres Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME
· Episode 3 premieres Wednesday, April 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.
· Epilogue premieres Saturday, May 9 on SHOWTIME
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