NEW YORK (Nov. 12, 2012) —SHOWTIME® Sports takes viewers behind the scenes and into the lives of Four-Time and Three Division World Champion Miguel Cotto and undefeated reigning World Champion Austin Trout with ALL ACCESS: Cotto vs. Trout as they push themselves toward their highly anticipated Dec. 1 showdown at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden, live on SHOWTIME® (9:00 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
The first of two episodes featuring the unique perspective of ALL ACCESS premieres on Friday, Nov. 16 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME, with multiple replays on CBS Sports Network, SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME EXTREME.
ALL ACCESS crews are on hand to document everything from the intense to the intimate as Cotto and Trout prepare for 12 rounds of boxing at its highest level. From the last brutal round of sparring to the respite of family life during an excruciating two month training camp, ALL ACCESS gives viewers an all-encompassing glimpse into the lives of these two world champions.
In episode one, SHOWTIME documents Cotto’s training camp from the mountains of Big Bear, Calif., to the heat of Orlando, Fla., where the pound-for-pound mainstay completes his camp. ALL ACCESS provides an inside glimpse to the intense workouts and preparations as Cotto (37-3, 30 KO’s), of Caguas, Puerto Rico, aims to win his 17th world championship bout.
Viewers will also be on hand in Las Cruces, N.M., home and camp of WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Trout. The undefeated “No Doubt” Trout (25-0, 14 KO’s) has made three successful defenses of his title and is aiming to defeat a legend in order to solidify himself as one of the sport’s premier fighters.
Featured in ALL ACCESS: Cotto vs. Trout are trainers Pedro Diaz (Cotto) and Louie Burke (Trout), as well as family members, nutritionists and nearly every vital component on the path to Madison Square Garden.
Following the Dec. 1 fight, Epilogue peels back the curtain and takes viewers inside the fight week build-up and offers a rare glimpse into the raw emotion and drama during the fight.Epilogue premieres on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. Following the premiere of Epilogue, SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING presents Amir Khan vs. Carlos Molina in a 12-round Junior Welterweight bout live at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
“Showdown: Cotto vs. Trout” is a 12-round battle between Four-Time and Three-Division World Champion Miguel Cotto and WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Austin Trout taking place on Saturday, December 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The event is promoted by Miguel Cotto Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions in association with Greg Cohen Promotions, sponsored by Corona and will be telecast live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING.
Tickets priced at $500, $300, $200, $100 and $50, not including applicable service charges and taxes, are on sale now. They can be purchase.d at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.thegarden.com.