‘Inside Mayweather-Pacquiao’ on Showtime exposes volatile nature of May 2 rivalry
Despite having a limited promotion from both cable giants, leading into the big May 2 showdown, Showtime Sports will air a documentary style special, featuring Floyd “Money” Mayweather.
The intimate four-part series will debut on Saturday, April 18, following the live Showtime Championship Boxing broadcast, and conclude on Saturday, May 9, following the scheduled replay of the highly anticipated super fight.
“Inside Mayweather-Pacquiao” will focus on Showtime’s superstar, “Money“ May, and his training camp heading into the biggest fight in the history of the sport.
The four-episode special will provide insight from all of the players at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, including Uncle Roger, Floyd Sr., and the best pound for pound fighter on the planet.
What the exclusive and introspective program will not feature is footage from Mayweather’s May 2 opponent, Manny Pacquiao, and his camp at the Wildcard Gym in Hollywood, California.
The coverage will surely excite and invigorate Mayweather’s fan base and his legion of die-hard supporters, while stoking the interest of his most avid detractors around the world.
The slanted and limited coverage will not only be indicative of the complete investment Showtime Sports has in their super star fighter, but also reflective of the lack of trust Team Pacquiao has for any affiliate of Floyd Mayweather.
There’s a very important reason Team Pacman refused to grant the Showtime camera crew access within the hallowed halls of the Wildcard Gym.
Because Pacquiao’s head trainer, Freddie Roach, is closely guarding his strategy for May 2, admittance to the exclusive camp was denied by the Hall of Fame fight coach. The partial nature of the pre-fight documentary should outline the volatile nature of the current Mayweather/Pacquiao rivalry…not only among the actual fighters and their respective teams, but with their benefactors and passionate supporters as well.
The limited coverage will be televised on Showtime on the following dates:
- Episode 1 premiers Saturday, April 18 following Showtime Championship Boxing
- Episode 2 premiers Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime
- Episode 3 premiers Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime
- Epilogue premiers Saturday, May 9 after the big fight replay on Showtime