Lena Waithe Show “The Chi” to Premier in January on @Showtime (Video)

Emmy award winner Lena Waithe’s new Showtime series “The Chi” will premiere Sunday, Jan. 7, at 9 p.m., the cable network has announced in a press release distributed on Wednesday. Produced entirely in its namesake city, THE CHI is a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. The ensemble cast includes Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton), Jacob Latimore (Sleight), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Queen of Katwe), Alex Hibbert (Moonlight), Yolonda Ross (Treme, The Get Down), Armando Riesco (Bull) and Tiffany Boone (The Following). Kevin (Hibbert) is the pre-teen who must step past shattered illusions and embrace the normal rites…

Showtime Sports Signs Anthony Joshua to Exclusive Agreement

SHOWTIME SPORTS® SIGNS HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION ANTHONY JOSHUA TO EXCLUSIVE U.S. TELEVISION AGREEMENT Britain’s Joshua To Defend IBF World Title Against American Dominic Breazeale Saturday, June 25 at The O2 in London In First Fight Of New Deal LONDON (May 4, 2016) – SHOWTIME Sports and Matchroom Boxing announced on Wednesday a multi-fight licensing agreement for Showtime Networks Inc., to be the exclusive U.S. television partner of undefeated heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua. The announcement was made today at the Hilton Syon Park outside London by Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports and Eddie Hearn, President of Matchroom Sports. The multi-fight agreement kicks-off on Saturday, June 25 when Joshua, a British…

Showtime Releases Robust Boxing Schedule For 2016

For boxing, the relative dry spell that’s permeated 2016 appears to be coming to an end. On Friday, Showtime Network released a tentatively planned boxing schedule, barring injuries or upsets, that will take the premium channel into the summer. The list, a veritable who’s who of championship, international and competitive bouts, will be pleasing to most boxing fans. But we know not all. Here is the official release: SHOWTIME Sports on Friday announced seven live boxing telecasts over a 12-week span, a stacked lineup featuring nine world championship fights and 14 overall matches in boxing’s deepest and most exciting divisions. The full slate of programming is free to SHOWTIME subscribers, and the presentation on CBS is the…

Leo Santa Cruz LA Media Workout Photos/Quotes

Photos courtesy of Scott Hirano/SHOWTIME  ANAHEIM, CALIF. (February 18, 2016) – Undefeated featherweight world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz held an open media workout Thursday at Who’s Next Boxing Academy in La Puente, Calif., as he prepares for his first title defense against Kiko “Sensación” Martinez Saturday, February 27 live on SHOWTIME from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Santa Cruz vs. Martinez headlines a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® tripleheader that features Mexican warriors Julio Ceja and Hugo Ruiz meeting in an awaited super bantamweight world title rematch plus heavyweights Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington and Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas will put their unblemished records on the line in a 10-round matchup. The action begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are priced at $27,…

ICYMI – [Video] All Access: Quillin vs Jacobs

There’s a storm brewing in Brooklyn scheduled to make landfall at the Barclays Center on December 5th. That storm is Quillin vs Jacobs.In case you missed it (and before you take shelter) go behind the scenes with All Access as Quillin shows viewers his evolution as a man from humble beginnings originating in Detroit and landing him Brooklyn while the born and Brooklyn raised Jacobs discusses his triumph over Cancer.

Photos/Quotes: Gary Russell Jr. Media Day

Photo credit: Rosie Cohe/SHOWTIME WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Oct. 28, 2015) – Beltway-area natives Gary Russell Jr. (26-1, 15 KOs) and Antoine Douglas (18-0-1, 12 KOs) held a media workout at The Enigma Boxing on Tuesday as they prepare for their separate bouts in November on SHOWTIME. Russell Jr. will make the first defense of his WBC Featherweight World Championship against Colombia’s Oscar Escandón (24-2, 16 KOs) in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on Saturday, Nov. 14, live on SHOWTIME (10:45 p.m. ET/PT) from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Douglas, a world-ranked rising middleweight prospect, will put his undefeated record on the line against veteran Les Sherrington (35-7, 20 KOs) in the…

Video: All Access: Mayweather vs Berto (Epilogue)

LAS VEGAS – The final stanza of the Mayweather v Berto series ends with fight night and Mayweather easily cruising to unanimous decision victory over Andre Berto. With that being said, a fight that was difficult to watch live is painful to watch in round by round slow motion. Especially if you’re Andre Berto. The Haitian-born former champion had the heart, and the muscle, but ZERO response for the Mayweather onslaught showing no real dominance in any round. The round he made few advances is somewhere on the editing room floor. One thing the installment didn’t lack was emotion from both sides but for different reasons. Watch and Enjoy.

All Access: Mayweather v Berto (Ep. 1- Full Video)

In case you missed it, watch the first episode of All Access: Mayweather vs Berto in it’s entirety right here. Keeping in custom with the Mayweather PPV fight build up, the Showtime signature series takes you behind the scenes with Mayweather, and his opponent Berto, as they announce, prepare and ultimately clash in the ring on September 12th. In this episode, the fighters show the stark differences in their respective camps. Mayweather remains the flashy champion who surrounds himself with an entire entourage of people while continuing to train hard while Berto prepares in relative solitude with his only indulgence being a private chef.

Undercard Revealed: Mayweather v Berto

LAS VEGAS, NV – With the announcement of the upcoming Mayweather vs. Berto clash, two additional world championship bouts will also take place that night and included on the pay-per-view telecast. Via the official press release: Roman “Rocky” Martinez (29-2-2, 17 KOs) will risk his WBO Junior Lightweight title in a rematch against the boxer he dethroned, four-time world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (42-13-2, 29 KOs). Their first fight, in April of this year, is considered by many to be a leading candidate for Fight of the Year. Badou Jack “The Ripper” (19-1-1, 12 KOs) will make the first defense of his WBC Super Middleweight World title against mandatory challenger “Saint” George Groves (21-2, 16 KOs). A fourth fight on…

[Video] Ray Donovan – Season 3, Premier (Full Episode)

Get the jump start on the new season Ray Donvoan by watching season three’s premier episode in it’s entirely right here. Picking up from last season: Adrift from his family & estranged from Ezra, Ray (Liev Schreiber) is enlisted by a wealthy family to free their kidnapped son.