(April 1, 2013) - “30 DAYS IN MAY,”
a revealing documentary film chronicling the days surrounding Floyd Mayweather’s
incarceration in 2012, premieres Wednesday, April 3, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®
. The one-hour film was created exclusively from never-before-seen footage and features the only interviews Mayweather has conducted about this “life-changing experience.”
“30 DAYS IN MAY” offers an intimate look into the life of the world’s highest-paid athlete as he prepares for one of the most challenging experiences of his life. It provides a look inside his life, from his flamboyant mansion to a surprise birthday party for his daughter, while he prepares for life in a jail cell smaller than his bedroom closet. Ultimately, “30 DAYS IN MAY” reveals a man at peace with his impending incarceration and his evolution as a human being.
The debut of the documentary kicks off an unprecedented programming lineup in support of the upcoming SHOWTIME PPV®
presentation of “MAY DAY: Mayweather vs. Guerrero,”
featuring Mayweather’s first fight back in the ring since his release from jail. The mega-event, headlined by the undefeated Eight-Time and Five Division World Champion Mayweather facing Six-Time and Four-Division World Champion Robert Guerrero
, takes place Saturday, May 4
at the MGM Grand Garden Arena
in Las Vegas, Nev.
Produced by Jackson Nguyen
and Todd Crites
of Turn Left Productions
, “30 DAYS IN MAY” chronicles the days between Mayweather’s May 5, 2012 victory over Puerto Rican superstar Miguel Cotto
and the start of a three-month jail term on June 1, 2012 at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas. The film concludes on Aug. 3, Mayweather’s self-described “best day of my life,” when he was released after serving two months behind bars.
“Our goal was not to tell his whole story - his humble upbringing or all of his accomplishments - but rather to document the life of a modern day superstar leading up to his three-month prison term,” said Crites
. “What we are most proud of with ‘30 DAYS IN MAY’ is that it reveals a side of Floyd Mayweather that few get to witness - a person who is somewhat of a simple man, caring, eloquent, soft-spoken and, at times, reflective of not only himself, but also the world around him.”
“This film unveils a rarely seen side of a very public figure,” said Stephen Espinoza
, Executive Vice President and General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports®. “There are poignant moments, refreshing moments and a candid look into how this experience affected Floyd. I can’t think of a better program to begin our unique lineup of content, which will culminate with Mayweather’s return to the ring against Robert Guerrero on May 4.”
“MAY DAY: Mayweather vs. Guerrero
a 12-round fight for Mayweather's WBC Welterweight World Championship, is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona, O'Reilly Auto Parts, AT&T and Star Trek Into Darkness. The mega-event will take place Saturday, May 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Also featured will be Daniel Ponce de Leon vs. Abner Mares
, a 12-round fight for Ponce de Leon's WBC Featherweight World Championship.
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