Showtime® Assembles All-star Announce Team For Jake Paul Vs. Tyron Woodley

SHOWTIME, the longest-tenured network covering the sport of boxing, has assembled an all-star team of International Boxing Hall of Famers, versatile combat sports personalities and high-profile sports media commentators to present the blockbuster SHOWTIME PPV® event headlined by Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley on Sunday, August 29, (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.

Veteran sportscaster Brian Custer will host the telecast with special guest commentators Logan Paul and newly crowned BELLATOR MMA featherweight world champion AJ McKee. The most versatile voice in combat sports Mauro Ranallo, and International Boxing Hall of Fame analyst Al Bernstein will call the action at ringside. Leading mixed martial arts journalist Ariel Helwani will serve as a special guest analyst at ringside and handle in-ring post-fight interviews.

Barstool Sports President Dave “El Presidente” Portnoy and the host of its hit podcast Pardon My Take Dan “Big Cat” Katz will join the team as part of a unique and fully integrated sponsorship from Barstool Sportsbook, the official sports betting partner of the event. In addition to the exclusive category sponsorship and the in-arena and telecast branding, Barstool Sportsbook will have a branded desk on the set in the arena and Barstool’s two most popular personalities Portnoy and Big Cat will host sports betting segments throughout the telecast.

Multi-faceted TV personality and MMA reporter Phoenix Carnevale will serve as a roving reporter, providing behind-the-scenes access to the event and pre-fight interviews with the fighters and celebrities in attendance.

The in-ring announcer will be International Boxing Hall of Famer Jimmy Lennon Jr. who will be backed up by Cleveland’s own nationally renowned electronic dance music artist E-V who will spin music in the arena.

The pay-per-view telecast is executive produced and directed by David Dinkins Jr. and Bob Dunphy, respectively, the tandem behind all of SHOWTIME Boxing’s biggest events including the two biggest pay-per-view events in television history, Mayweather vs. Pacquiao and Mayweather vs. McGregor.

The event is co-produced by SHOWTIME PPV and Most Valuable Promotions and promoted by Holden Productions. The pay-per-view is available for purchase now for $59.99 at SHOWTIME.com/PPV and via the SHOWTIME app, and is available to order through all major cable, satellite and telco providers in the U.S. and Canada.

Tickets for the event at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, home of the Cleveland Cavaliers, are still available starting at $25 via RocketMortgageFieldHouse.com.

The five-fight SHOWTIME PPV event will feature a complete undercard of world-class professional boxing including Puerto Rican star and WBC/WBO Featherweight World Champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano defending her titles against super bantamweight world champion Yamileth Mercado of Mexico in the co-featured bout. Former junior welterweight world champion Ivan Baranchyk will step into the ring to face the unbeaten Cleveland-native Montana Love in a 10-round showdown. Rounding out the PPV telecast will be two U.K stars making their stateside debut as the hard-hitting heavyweight Daniel “Dynamite” Dubois, who is ranked No. 1 by the WBA, will face Juiseppe Angelo Cusumano in a 10-round matchup, and Tommy “TNT” Fury, the younger brother of heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury, will square off against combat sports veteran Anthony “Pretty Boy” Taylor in a six-round, 180-pound catchweight fight to open the pay-per-view telecast.

Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley – Showtime PPV event available on multiple platforms

One of the most talked about sporting events of the summer, the boxing pay-per-view card on Sunday, August 29 featuring a battle between renowned content creator and undefeated professional boxer Jake “The Problem Child” Paul and former MMA world champion Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley, is now available for pre-order for viewing in the U.S. in the SHOWTIME app and on the web via SHOWTIME.com. The five-fight telecast will also be available in the U.S. and globally on a variety of digital streaming platforms and via major cable, satellite, and telco providers in the U.S. and Canada. Produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV®, the event begins at a special time of 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, live from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland.

Paul vs. Woodley is available for purchase now for $59.99 in the SHOWTIME app and via web at SHOWTIME.com/PPV. All U.S. consumers who purchase the event via SHOWTIME.com can watch the event live through the SHOWTIME streaming service app on Apple iOS and tvOS devices, Android Mobile, AndroidTV, Roku, FireTV, Chromecast, Xbox One, as well as online at SHOWTIME.com.

iNDemand is serving as a cable and telco distributor for the U.S. and Canada. Customers can order the event with their remote control or voice remote via all major U.S. cable, satellite, and telco providers, including Xfinity, Spectrum, Contour, Verizon Fios, Optimum, Vubiquity, DIRECTV, U-Verse TV, DISH and more. In Canada, the event can be ordered through Rogers, Bell, Shaw, SaskTel, and TELUS. The pay-per-view event will be distributed by a variety of leading linear and digital television providers around the world including FOX Sports (Australia) and Sky Sports (New Zealand). An exclusive U.K. broadcast partner will be announced soon.

The pay-per-view will also be available for streaming through Sling in the U.S., as well as via Sony’s PlayStation Store and FITE TV in the U.S. and Canada.

The event also will be distributed via closed circuit at a variety of commercial establishments throughout the U.S. and Canada, activated by Joe Hand Promotions. Fans can locate the venues showing Paul vs. Woodley by checking the Joe Hand Promotions Watch Party app: https://www.joehandpromotions.com/venue-search

“In just three fights, Jake Paul has captured the attention of boxing fans and non-fans alike, and he is on a mission to prove that he belongs on boxing’s biggest stage, SHOWTIME PPV,” said Stephen Espinoza, President of Sports and Event Programming for SHOWTIME. “Tyron Woodley is an experienced and feared striker who is out to stop that train in its tracks. With the U.S. debut of two proven British attractions in Daniel Dubois and Tommy Fury, a unified women’s title fight featuring one of the top pound-for-pound boxers in the sport in Amanda Serrano and an intriguing match-up between top prospect Montana Love and former world champion Ivan Baranchyk, this card has something for everyone. We are excited to deliver this massive event to viewers around the world.”

The five-fight SHOWTIME PPV event will feature a complete undercard of world-class professional boxing including Puerto Rican star and WBC/WBO Featherweight World Champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano defending her titles against super bantamweight world champion Yamileth Mercado of Mexico in the co-featured bout. Former junior welterweight world champion Ivan Baranchyk will step into the ring to face the unbeaten Cleveland-native Montana Love in a 10-round showdown. Rounding out the PPV telecast will be two U.K stars making their stateside debut as the hard-hitting heavyweight Daniel “Dynamite” Dubois, who is ranked No. 1 by the WBA, will face Juiseppe Angelo Cusumano in a 10-round matchup, and Tommy “TNT” Fury, the younger brother of heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury, will square off against combat sports veteran Anthony “Pretty Boy” Taylor in a six-round, 180-pound catchweight fight to open the pay-per-view telecast.

Tickets to attend the event at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland starting at $45 are still available via RocketMortgageFieldHouse.com. The event is co-produced by SHOWTIME PPV and Most Valuable Promotions and promoted by Tony and Bryce Holden of Holden Productions. Barstool Sportsbook is the official sports betting partner for the event and will be incorporated in a unique, fully integrated brand activation that is to be announced in more detail.