Showtime Sets Mayweather-Pacquiao Documentary

Showtime in April will launch a four-part documentary that will go inside the training camp of Floyd Mayweather leading up to his highly anticipated May 2 fight with Manny Pacquiao.

The series, Inside Mayweather vs. Pacquiao will debut April 18 and will showcase the undefeated Mayweather’s public persona while chronicling his preparation for what is expected to be the biggest pay-per-view boxing event in history.

“Showtime has set itself apart with its coverage of the biggest fights in boxing and our viewers have come to expect the unique access we provide,” said Stephen Espinoza, executive vice president & general manager for Showtime Sports in a statement.  “Inside Mayweather vs. Pacquiao will not only welcome viewers into Mayweather’s camp before the fight, but also give viewers a window into those dramatic and often poignant moments immediately before and after this historic fight.” 

Residential pricing for the PPV bout, which will be co-distributed by Showtime and HBO, still has yet to be revealed. The fight is expected to break the record $150 million in PPV revenue genrated by the 2013 Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez PPV bout. 

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