via press release:
BOXING EVENT OF THE YEAR MANNY PACQUIAO vs. “SUGAR” SHANE MOSLEY TO REPLAY SATURDAY ON SHOWTIME®
Blockbuster Boxing Event to Make Premium Network Premiere Followed by
LIVE Super Six World Boxing Classic Semifinal Matchup between
WBA Super Middleweight Champion Andre Ward and Arthur Abraham
NEW YORK (May 9, 2011) – The marquee boxing event of 2011 – Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao vs. “Sugar” Shane Mosley – will make its premium network premiere this Saturday, May 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the LIVE Super Six World Boxing Classic Semifinal matchup between World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Middleweight Champion Andre “S.O.G” Ward and “King” Arthur Abraham from The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. (delayed on the West Coast).
Last Saturday night in front of a sold-out crowd that included a host of entertainment and sports superstars, the international sensation Pacquiao further solidified his place as boxing’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world with a dominant unanimous decision win over the future Hall of Famer Mosley. The championship bout featured Pacquiao sending Mosley on a rare trip to the canvas in the third round and a controversial knockdown of Pacquiao in the tenth. The event was produced and distributed LIVE by SHOWTIME PPV®.
“SHOWTIME subscribers are accustomed to the best in sports programming,” said Ken Hershman, Executive Vice President and General Manager of SHOWTIME Sports®. “From premium coverage of live boxing and mixed martial arts events to acclaimed studio shows like Inside the NFL and Inside NASCAR and the soon-to-premiere baseball documentary series The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants, we strive to present the most compelling content in sports. The SHOWTIME debut of Manny Pacquiao is a perfect fit and I am proud to bring boxing’s best fighter to our loyal viewers.”