SHOWTIME SPORTS UNLEASHES EXPLOSIVE
JULY LINE UP FOR SHO SPORTS PRESENTS
“SHO Sports Presents” Airs Every Weeknight at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME® 2
NEW YORK (June 26, 2008) – SHO Sports Presents, a nightly series featuring replays of thrilling SHOWTIME Sports telecasts from the network’s vast arsenal, will feature an incredible month of fistic fireworks in July (see full schedule attached).
SHO Sports Presents airs every weeknight at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME® 2 and includes event telecasts from the flagship franchise SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, the newest sports television phenomenon EliteXC, as well as both prospect-oriented series ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series and the acclaimed ShoBox: The New Generation.
SHO Sports Presents highlights for July include:
* Kendall Holt – Holt has developed from unknown prospect, to contender, to championship challenger in three consecutive ShoBox fights. The Holt-ShoBox replays—vs. Diaz; vs. Hlatswayo; and vs. Arnaoutis—will air on July 1, 2 and 3 respectively in advance of his live WBO Jr. Welterweight Championship rematch against Ricardo Torres on Saturday, July 5, on SHOWTIME at 11 p.m. ET/PT. * On July 11, relive The Contender Sergio Mora’s dramatic upset win over veteran Vernon Forrest to capture his first world title. In the co-main event of the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast from June 7, 2008, Paul Williams recaptured his WBO Welterweight belt with a blistering first-round KO of Carlos Quintana. * On July 14, the late Diego Corrales can be seen in his final fight against Joshua Clottey (from August 7, 2007). * The following evening, July 15, don’t miss the action-packed heavyweight throw down between Lamon Brewster and Sergei Liakhovich (from April 1, 2006). * July 21 kicks off a full week of thrilling EliteXC telecasts including a full night dedicated to the pop-culture phenomenon Kimbo Slice (Thursday) and “The Legend” Frank Shamrock in one of the toughest fights of his career against Cung Le. * On July 29, it’s the fight that started it all: Israel Vazquez vs. Rafael Marquez I, a scintillating battle that began one of the most talked about trilogies in boxing history. * Don’t blink on July 30, watch Nonito Donaire and his one punch knockout of the “Raging Bull” Vic Darchinyan (from July 7, 2007)
SHOWTIME® 2 is the network’s primary multiplex channel.
SHO Sports Presents has been airing weeknights since November 3, 2007 when it premiered with a replay of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: Rocky Juarez vs. Jason Pires from February 1, 2003.
About SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
In March 1986, SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING was born when “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler defeated John “The Beast” Mugabi in a spectacular and unforgettable 11th-round knockout in Las Vegas. Since that time, the network has aired some of the most historic and significant events in the sport’s long history.
About ShoBox: The New Generation
Since its inception in July 2001, the critically acclaimed SHOWTIME boxing series, ShoBox: The New Generation has featured young, talented fighters matched tough. The ShoBox philosophy is to televise crowd-pleasing and competitive fights while providing a proving ground for willing prospects determined to fight for a world title. The growing list of fighters who have appeared on ShoBox and advanced to garner world titles includes Leonard Dorin, Scott Harrison, Juan Diaz, Jeff Lacy, Rick Hatton, Joan Guzman, Juan Urango, David Diaz, Robert Guerrero and Kelly Pavlik.
ProElite Inc., the parent company of EliteXC, delivers the most exciting entertainment experience in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) with live arena-based entertainment events, network television programming on CBS Television Network, cable television programming on Showtime Networks Inc., and community-driven interactive broadband entertainment via the Internet. ProElite embraces MMA on the highest levels of honor, integrity, discipline and self-esteem, all the while remaining inclusive for fighters, fans and schools. ProElite’s live fight division, EliteXC, delivers spectacular live MMA fight events that showcase the world’s top fighters.
For the complete July schedule of SHO Sports Presents see attached. For more information on SHOWTIME Sports, including exclusive behind-the-scenes video, photo galleries and complete telecast information, please visit http://www.SHO.com/Sports.