NEW YORK (August 15, 2013) – SHOWTIME Sports will offer the latest chapter of its award winning original documentary series ALL ACCESS in advance of the boxing event of the year – “THE ONE: Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez”. ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Canelo will take viewers into the dramatic and often unpredictable lives of the two superstars at the epicenter of one of the biggest sporting events of the year. The series premieres Saturday, Aug. 24 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on SHOWTIME, preceding the live SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING event headlined by Abner Mares vs. Jhonny Gonzalez.
“THE ONE: Mayweather vs. Canelo,” a four-fight SHOWTIME PPV® event, will take place Saturday, Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Renowned documentarian Ross Greenburg returns as executive producer on ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Canelo, which features the series’ trademark approach that allows its subjects to guide the narrative on real terms.
The series offers an intimate portrait of Mayweather and Canelo, and their respective camps, as they embark on an unprecedented 10-city, two-country media tour to formally announce the most highly anticipated boxing event in recent memory. Viewers join the two superstars with unparalleled access as they jet set across North America amid rabid fanfare – an estimated 125,000 fans came out to the 10 press conferences over the nine-day journey.
Viewers are introduced to emerging superstar Canelo like never before. Witness the Mexican national hero as he’s greeted by an estimated crowd of more than 30,000 excitable fans at the Mexico City stop on the press tour. Then follow his transition from the hectic media and fan blitz to the respite of family life in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Canelo explores his Mexican roots and revisits the gym where he started his career with trainer Jose “Chepo” Reynoso and manager Eddie Reynoso, the two men who have guided Canelo to the pinnacle of the sport.
Through the four episodes of ALL ACCESS, SHOWTIME cameras are entrenched in the fighters’ training camps as they prepare for “THE ONE”. Viewers will experience the contrast between Mayweather’s Las Vegas based training camp and Canelo’s retreat to the quiet focus in Big Bear, Calif., as both men prepare for boxing’s biggest fight in nearly a decade.
Episode 2 premieres Saturday, Aug. 31, Episode 3 premieres Saturday, Sept. 7 and Episode 4 premieres Wednesday, Sept. 11. Encore presentations will air on CBS Sports Network, SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME EXTREME.