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HBO, Showtime To Televise Shows Simultaneously on January 28

HBO Sports announced Friday afternoon that the network’s first boxing offering has been scheduled for January 28. That “Boxing After Dark” doubleheader will feature Francisco Vargas (23-0-2, 17 KOs), ...Read More

Espinoza Proud of Charlo and Williams, Homegrown SHO Talents

Jermall Charlo and Julian Williams will be in the biggest fight of their careers when they face each other for Charlo’s junior middleweight title on the Dec. 10 undercard of Jesus Cuellar vs. Abner Ma...Read More

Bob Arum on His Current Relationship With Showtime

Promoter Bob Arum, who this past weekend staged a major pay-per-view fight featuring Manny Pacquiao without the help of HBO or Showtime, says that he has good relationships with both networks. ...Read More

Charlo vs. Williams Finalized, IBF Purse Bid Canceled

While not a breaking news story, the International Boxing Federation (IBF) saw fit to confirm its recently announced super welterweight title fight. A purse bid hearing had been scheduled for the m...Read More

"Fighting Words" - A Different Super Six (Plus One) For Showtime

by David P. Greisman - You know what you haven’t been doing on Saturday nights since August, and still won’t be doing in November either: watching boxing on Showtime. You know what you ought to be doi...Read More

SHO's Espinoza Will Keep a Close Eye on Adrien Broner's Antics

Showtime Sports head Stephen Espinoza will be keeping a close eye on behavior of former four division world champion Adrien Broner (32-2, 24KOs). Last week Showtime announced that Broner would appear ...Read More

SHO's Espinoza: Mayweather Won't Even Joke About Ring Return

According to Showtime Sports VP and General Manager Stephen Espinoza, former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26KOs) has no intention of coming back to the ring....Read More

Joshua's Fight Will Land on Showtime - Price, Jennings or Molina

As Showtime rolled out their winter slate of fights, one date that wasn't mentioned was the December 10th title defense of IBF heavyweight belt-holder, Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17KOs), who is scheduled t...Read More

Bob Arum To Continue Fight Talks With Al Haymon, Showtime

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum has continued his discussions with manager/adviser Al Haymon to match their fighters in 2017. Arum's company is on track to produce and distribute their first major pay-per-vi...Read More

Showtime To Go Dark For The Month of October

There was talk of Showtime - which didn't have any major bouts scheduled for this month - picking back up in October. Some of the fights being mentioned were Danny Garcia-Andre Berto, Dejan Zlaticani...Read More

Arum Aims To Bring Fights To Showtime, Requests Meeting

In addition to HBO not distributing the November 5th pay-per-view event featuring Manny Pacquiao against Jessie Vargas, according to Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, he may be going across the street to Showt...Read More

Pacquiao's Potential HBO PPV Departure, Mayweather II Influence

Pacquiao's Potential HBO PPV Departure, Mayweather II Influence

By Keith Idec - When Manny Pacquiao announced through a spokesperson earlier this week that he’ll fight Jessie Vargas on November 5, most people that follow boxing closely weren’t the least bit surpri...Read More

Showtime Aims To Have Anthony Joshua Fight in U.S. in 2017

Earlier this year, Showtime announced that they had entered into an agreement to televise the fights of IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17KOs). So what's next for the former 2012 Olympi...Read More

SHO VP on Garcia-Berto, Mares-Cuellar, Charlo-Williams, Fall TV

After what was a busy and eventful stretch of fights on Showtime the past few months, the network now regroups for the fall. Various fights such as Abner Mares-Jesus Cuellar, Jermell Charlo-Julian Wil...Read More

Stevenson vs. Kovalev: SHO VP Still Interested in Making Fight

When the negotiations between light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson and 175-pound titleholder Sergey Kovalev first fell apart in early 2014, Stevenson jumped from HBO to Showtime. The fighters’ ...Read More

Showtime's Espinoza Explains Investment in Anthony Joshua

Nearly three months ago, Showtime announced that it had signed heavyweight titleholder Anthony Joshua to an exclusive deal to broadcast his fights in the United States....Read More

SHO VP: No Jacobs-Saunders Deal Meant Jacobs Had to Move On

Showtime was hoping it could make a unification fight between Daniel Jacobs and Billy Joe Saunders. According to a network executive, one party was willing while the other wasn’t helping a deal get ma...Read More

Weights From Brooklyn: Santa Cruz 125.4, Frampton 125

Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton are set to headline a big night of boxing Saturday evening from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Live coverage will include five televised bouts spanning two net...Read More

SHO’s Prospect Factory Churns Through Milestone Anniversary

SHO’s Prospect Factory Churns Through Milestone Anniversary

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Saturday night was a big HBO boxing night. But one night earlier, it was all about Showtime. The network’s 15th anniversary broadcast of ShoBox: The New Generation took place Fri...Read More

“Fighting Words” - ShoBox: 15 Years, 67 Future Titleholders Later

“Fighting Words” - ShoBox: 15 Years, 67 Future Titleholders Later

by David P. Greisman - On a Saturday night at the Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino, back in 2001 when the seaside resort town still regularly hosted boxing, the camera lights went on and two fig...Read More