World Box News 26/03/2020
Stephen Espinoza, the man behind record-breaking fights involving Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao – has discussed the return of boxing in 2020.
Due to the coronavirus, all events have been suspended until further notice. The general consensus is that the summer can be eradicated.
Once the boxing is over, Espinoza says there will be plenty of ground to make. It could certainly be a massively packed schedule to look forward to.
Espinoza’s comments come just hours after Claressa Shields was forced to postpone her May 9 release.
SHOWTIME BOXING WITH ERIC RASKIN AND KIERAN MULVANEY podcast featured an interview with Espinoza, who is the president of sports and event programs at Showtime Networks Inc.
In the new episode, veteran boxing reporters Raskin and Mulvaney discuss a wide range of topics with Espinoza. Including the current state of boxing and what may lie ahead for programming boxing of the network as the current hiatus ends.
For the full interview, click on the following link: https://s.sho.com/3bkvFp1.
On the interim content plan of SHOWTIME Sports …
Espinoza – ‘It is therapeutic to look out for and make plans for things that are absolutely more reflective of normal life.
“Our goal is to fill that gap with many of the goods we have. We have a deep library of documentaries. We certainly browse much more of the archive both ON DEMAND and we will regularly review it. “
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What lies ahead when boxing starts again …
Espinoza – ‘It’s going to be a wild ride. There’s a lot to be done. There are many fighters that need fighting to happen.
‘I think we could have a pretty interesting period, where there is a lot of relationship in a relatively short window. I think we’ll see an action-packed, jam-packed schedule when we’re back, whether it’s over three, six or nine months. We may see people fighting another tactic.
Which fight do you want to be back in time to attend live …
Espinoza – “Chavez vs. Haugen on February 20, 2093 for the WBC Light Welterweight Title at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.
‘It wasn’t a big fight as a big opponent, but it is my choice because of the legendary status that has been fought within the hallways of Showtime.
“There were 132,000 people present. You had Chavez take the presidential helicopter to events. You had robbed Don King on his way from the airport to the hotel when he entered the city. There were so many things around the atmosphere. It was one of those legendary events. I would have been happy for the atmosphere. ‘
The weekly SHOWTIME BOXING podcast features Raskin and Mulvaney. They dive deep into boxing and SHOWTIME boxing events. New episodes are released every Monday on all major podcast platforms. Including Radio.com