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Pacquiao-Mosley: Showtime To Pull Away Pay-Per-View?

By Rick Reeno

Multiple sources with knowledge of the negotiations have advised BoxingScene.com that it's a very strong possibility that Showtime will snatch away the Manny Pacquiao-Shane Mosley pay-per-view from their network rival, HBO. Pacquiao-Mosley takes place on May 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Based on the information given to BoxingScene, Top Rank is currently negotiating the pay-per-view particulars with Showtime and their parent company CBS. The big advantage presented by Showtime is their ability to televise a multi-part series that is equivalent to HBO's 24/7 - on CBS. The vast reach by CBS with 115 million homes, to HBO's 28 million homes, is the 800-pound gorilla in Showtime's favor.

Obviously CBS's big viewership advantage would play a significant role in the marketing of the pay-per-view. It's not an industry secret that Bob Arum, CEO for Top Rank, has been unhappy with some of his recent dealings with HBO.

In the coming months, several of Top Rank's key fighters, including Miguel Cotto, Juan Manuel Lopez, and Brandon Rios, will be appearing on separate Showtime televised dates. Should Showtime close a deal to for the Pacquiao-Mosley pay-per-view, it would be a major coup by the network.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Gino Ros on 01-22-2011

[QUOTE=Ryannn;9991731]LMAO HBO would [SIZE="4"][B][COLOR="Red"]buy[/COLOR][/B][/SIZE] pacquiao fighting anybody, same goes for floyd. cause they make them money [/QUOTE] Floyd and Manny fight EXCLUSIVELY on PPV. Please explain how a cable network "buys" a PPV fight. Thanks in advance.

Comment by LeadUppercut on 01-22-2011

[QUOTE=jrosales13;9990364]Arum has made threats about doing this, and he has been kind of upset on HBO dealings. I think the whole Cotto-Vanes situation did it. I think if HBO would have picked Cotto-Vanes then Pac-Mosley would have been on HBO.…

Comment by JOM'S on 01-22-2011

[QUOTE=IMDAZED;9990570]Or are forced by higher ups in the network to start getting better value on their dollar.[/QUOTE] that's also good for boxing bro, i really hope that whatever happens the fans win...

Comment by Irish Hitman on 01-22-2011

Showtime is only good when Gus Johnson is commentating

Comment by wuwindz on 01-22-2011

[QUOTE=jrosales13;9989886]No, HBO hasn't realized anything. It wasn't HBO decision. HBO wanted this fight, Arum just screwed them over and is trying to stick to them, for turning down Cotto-Vanes, by moving not only the 2nd biggest cash cow in boxing(Cotto)…

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