NEW YORK (April 9, 2013) — Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT,SHOWTIME Sports debuts the first episode of the highly anticipated documentary series ALL ACCESS: MAYWEATHER vs. GUERRERO in the lead-up to the SHOWTIME PPV® presentation of MAY DAY: the mega-event headlined by boxing’s No. 1 pound-for-pound titlist Floyd “Money” Mayweather in his welterweight world championship defense against Six-Time and Four-Division World Champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero.
Multi-Grammy award winning musician, noted actor, author, activist and longtime sports fan COMMON has signed on to narrate the five-part series. COMMON lends his smooth and poetic voice to SHOWTIME for the first time. “Being a part of ALL ACCESS really gave me an insight into the process that these fighters go through and what their lives are like when they prepare for battle,” said COMMON. “It grants the audience at home a backstage pass to one of the biggest sporting events of the year.”
Best known for his recent roles in JUST WRIGHT, AMERICAN GANGSTER, DATE NIGHT and the AMC series “Hell on Wheels,” COMMON will soon be seen in the film NOW YOU SEE ME.
The series, known for taking viewers into the dramatic and unpredictable world of prize fighting, will explore the life of Floyd Mayweather from his humble beginnings in Grand Rapids, Mich., to the height of success at the pinnacle of the sport.
Inside his training camp, Mayweather addresses the turbulent family dynamic that has shaped his character. “I just happen to have two of the best trainers in the world in my family,” says Mayweather of his father, Floyd, Sr., and his uncle Roger Mayweather, who are working side-by-side in the gym. “We should work together as one. I feel that we are stronger together than apart.”
The series introduces fans to Robert Guerrero, the man who plans to be the first to defeat Mayweather. Hailing from a drastically different background, ALL ACCESS acquaints viewers with Guerrero’s story of triumph, tragedy and his insatiable will to believe. Guerrero speaks about his mission of ministry and the opportunity to use this platform to speak to millions of people the world over. “I try to take every opportunity I have to do something good. To inspire people. I work hard. I train hard. I give it all I’ve got because I know the Lord has blessed me with a tremendous talent. I have to be a shining light with that talent.”
Witness the fighters prepare in their own ways, in their own words, for boxing’s biggest event of the year. From their heated first encounter at the SHOWTIME PPV commercial shoot, to the grueling days of training camp, to Guerrero’s East Coast media tour that ended in controversy, ALL ACCESS: MAYWEATHER vs. GUERRERO is there for it all.
Renowned documentarian Ross Greenburg serves as an executive producer on the series. New episodes debut every Wednesday through May 1 on SHOWTIME, with encore presentations airing on CBS SPORTS NETWORK.
ALL ACCESS Epilogue, which will spotlight the intensity of fight week, taking viewers inside the ropes on fight night and into the rarely seen, uncelebrated aftermath of world championship boxing, will premiere on Saturday, May 18 at 9p ET/PT on SHOWTIME.
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“MAY DAY: Mayweather vs. Guerrero,” a 12-round fight for Mayweather’s WBC Welterweight World Championship and the vacant Ring Magazine Welterweight World Championship, is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona, O’Reilly Auto Parts, AT&T, Star Trek Into Darkness and Valvoline. 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. The event can be heard in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP). Also featured will be Daniel Ponce de Leon vs. Abner Mares, a 12-round fight for Ponce de Leon’s WBC Featherweight World Championship, former IBF Bantamweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz facing veteran Alexander Munoz in a 10-round junior featherweight bout and rising star J’Leon Love squaring off against recent world title challenger Gabriel Rosado in a 10-round middleweight battle for the vacant NABF Middleweight Championship.
Remaining tickets for “MAY DAY: Mayweather vs. Guerrero” priced at $1,500, $1,250, $800 and $600, not including applicable service charges, are now on sale with a ticket limit of 10 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets will also be available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
General admission tickets for the “MAY DAY: Mayweather vs. Guerrero” closed circuit telecasts at ARIA, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo and New York-New York, are priced at $50, not including handling fees, are available for purchase at each individual property’s box office outlets and by phone with a major credit card at 866-799-7711. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. Tickets also are available through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.