SHOWTIME SPORTS® PRESENTS AWARD-WINNING SERIES
“ALL ACCESS” IN ADVANCE OF “MAYHEM: MAYWEATHER vs. MAIDANA 2”
Episode 1 Premieres Saturday, Aug. 30 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®
NEW YORK (Aug. 12, 2014) – SHOWTIME Sports will offer the latest edition of the award-winning original documentary series ALL ACCESS in advance of the SHOWTME PPV event “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2,” the welterweight world championship rematch on Saturday, Sept. 13 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 premieres Saturday, Aug. 30, on SHOWTIME at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT and will be immediately followed by a special Saturday installment of ShoBox: The New Generation.
ALL ACCESS gives viewers intimate and exclusive coverage as Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana prepare for the most highly anticipated rematch in recent memory. Episode 1 reveals the aftermath of their thrilling first fight and takes viewers inside the minds of both fighters for what will be only the second rematch Mayweather, the undefeated 11-Time World Champion, has ever granted.
The series will document the ongoing controversy regarding the unresolved “glove issue,” as well as Mayweather’s allegations to dirty tactics employed by Maidana in their competitive first bout. ALL ACCESS will also divulge Maidana’s unique opinion on where Mayweather ranks against the other world-class fighters he’s faced. Hint: the pound-for-pound champ is not at the top and doesn’t garner much respect from the confident Argentine slugger.
ALL ACCESS reveals the opulent lifestyle that Mayweather leads as the highest paid athlete in the world and details how Maidana’s life has dramatically changed since he first signed on to face the champ. Follow Mayweather and Maidana on their five-city cross-country promotional tour and witness how “El Chino” has become a hero to Hispanic fans looking for someone to finally defeat the undefeated Floyd “Money” Mayweather.
Emmy Award-winning actor Barry Pepper returns as the voice of ALL ACCESS.
Episode 2 will premiere Saturday, Sept. 6 and will be followed by the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING presentation of Adrien Broner vs. Emanuel Taylor. Episode 3 premieres Wednesday, Sept. 10 just days before the four-fight pay-per-view event.
Additionally, SHOWTIME Sports will offer ALL ACCESS LIVE during the WEIGH-IN LIVE: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 onFriday, Sept. 12. Hosted by Brian Kenny, ALL ACCESS LIVE allows viewers to witness the fighters in a final face-to-face verbal confrontation just 24 hours before they square off.
Each episode will 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®, SHOWTIME ANYTIME®and online at SHO.com/Sports.
All three episodes will be produced in Spanish and will premiere on FOX Deportes. For more information regarding the schedule for FOX Deportes, please visit http://www.foxdeportes.com/tvschedule
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“MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2”, a 12-round Welterweight World Championship bout for Mayweather’s 147-pound titles taking place Saturday, September 13 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra, O’Reilly Auto Parts and “The Equalizer”. The event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV® and is the fourth fight of a six-fight deal between Mayweather and Showtime Networks Inc.
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