SHOWTIME SPORTS® TAKES VIEWERS INTO THE LIVES OF FLOYD MAYWEATHER & CANELO ALVAREZ WITH
Four-Part Series Premieres Saturday, Aug. 24 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
will offer the latest chapter of its award winning original documentary series ALL ACCESS in advance of the boxing event of the year – “THE ONE:Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez”. ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Canelo will take viewers into the dramatic and often unpredictable lives of the two superstars at the epicenter of one of the biggest sporting events of the year. The series premieres Saturday, Aug. 24 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on SHOWTIME, precedingthe live SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING event headlined by Abner Mares vs. Jhonny Gonzalez.
“THE ONE: Mayweather vs. Canelo,” a four-fight SHOWTIME PPV® event, will take place Saturday, Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Ross Greenburg returns as executive producer on ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Canelo, which features the series’ trademark approach that allows its subjects to guide the narrative on real terms.
The series offers an intimate portrait of Mayweather and Canelo, and their respective camps, as they embark on an unprecedented 10-city, two-country media tour to formally announce the most highly anticipated boxing event in recent memory. Viewers join the two superstars with unparalleled access as they jet set across North America amid rabid fanfare – an estimated 125,000 fans came out to the 10 press conferences over the nine-day journey.
Viewers are introduced to emerging superstar Canelo like never before. Witness the Mexican national hero as he’s greeted by an estimated crowd of more than 30,000 excitable fans at the Mexico City stop on the press tour. Then follow his transition from the hectic media and fan blitz to the respite of family life in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Canelo explores his Mexican roots and revisits the gym where he started his career with trainer Jose “Chepo” Reynoso and manager Eddie Reynoso, the two men who have guided Canelo to the pinnacle of the sport.
Through the four episodes of ALL ACCESS, SHOWTIME cameras are entrenched in the fighters’ training camps as they prepare for “THE ONE”. Viewers will experience the contrast between Mayweather’s Las Vegas based training camp and Canelo’s retreat to the quiet focus in Big Bear, Calif., as both men prepare for boxing’s biggest fight in nearly a decade.
Saturday, Aug. 31, Episode 3 premieres Saturday, Sept. 7 and Episode 4 premieres Wednesday, Sept. 11. Encore presentations will air on CBS Sports Network, SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME EXTREME.
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“THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO,” a 12-round fight for Canelo’s WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine Super Welterweight World Championships and Mayweather’s WBA Super Welterweight Super World Championship taking place Saturday, Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Corona, O’Reilly Auto Parts, AT&T, Valvoline, Mexico Tourism, Fred Loya Insurance and Nature Nutrition. In the 12-round co-featured attraction, WBC, WBA Super and Ring Magazine Super Lightweight World Champion Danny Garcia and thunderous puncher WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Champion Lucas Matthysse square off in a fight presented in association with Swift Promotions and Arano Box Promotions. Also, Ishe Smith vs. Carlos Molina square off in a 12-round battle for Smith’s IBF Junior Middleweight World Title which is promoted in association with Warriors Boxing. The opening bout on SHOWTIME PPV features a 10-round welterweight showdown between Pablo Cesar Cano and Ashley Theophane. The mega-event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The event can be heard in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP).
Less than 24 hours after going on sale on June 25, the event was sold out, but six MGM Resorts properties will host live closed circuit telecasts of “THE ONE.” Properties showcasing the event include ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo and New York-New York. General admission tickets for the closed circuit telecasts are priced at $100, not including handling fees, and are available for purchase at each individual property’s box office outlets and also are available for purchase by phone with a major credit card at 866-799-7711. Closed circuit ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. Tickets also are available through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
For more information, visit www.floydmayweather.com, www.mayweatherpromotions.com, www.goldenboypromotions.com,www.sports.sho.com and www.mgmgrand.com, follow on Twitter at @FloydMayweather, @CaneloOficial, @MayweatherPromo, @DannySwift, @SugarShay, @GoldenBoyBoxing, @mgmgrand and @SHOSports, follow the conversation using #TheOne and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FloydMayweather, www.facebook.com/MayweatherPromotions, www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing and www.facebook.com/SHOsports.