EXCLUSIVE ADRIEN BRONER POST-FIGHT INTERVIEW
INCLUDED IN REPLAY TELECAST OF SATURDAY’S SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING QUADRUPLEHEADER TOMORROW/TUESDAY ON SHOWTIME EXTREME® AT 10 P.M. ET/PT
NEW YORK (Dec. 16, 2013) – SHOWTIME Sports® will replay last Saturday’s remarkable year-end action-packed SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast twice-Tuesday, Dec. 17 (10 p.m. ET/PT, SHOWTIME EXTREME®); and again on Tuesday, Dec. 24 (10 p.m. ET/PT, SHOWTIME EXTREME®). The telecast also is available at SHOWTIME ON DEMAND® and will be available via mobile devices on SHOWTIME ANYTIME®.
The event was promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Leija*Battah Promotions and took place at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
Perhaps the only thing missing during Saturday’s stirring four-fight telecast was a post-fight reaction from the usually loquacious Broner. SHOWTIME cameras caught up with Broner after the telecast ended, and the interview will be included on the SHOWTIME EXTREME replays.
A rousing quadrupleheader from start to finish was capped by newly crowned WBA Welterweight ChampionMarcos Maidana‘s scintillating performance. The fearless Argentine scored two knockdowns and held Broner along the ropes throughout, en route to a unanimous decision over the heavily favored, previously unbeaten Adrien Broner. The startling result becomes an instant candidate for not only Upset of the Year but Fight of the Year as well.
In the co-feature, undefeated Keith Thurman retained his WBA Interim Welterweight title with a sensational ninth-round stoppage over tough-as-nails Jesus Soto Karass in a Knockout of the Year candidate. The always-exciting Leo Santa Cruz kept his WBC Super Bantamweight belt with a unanimous decision over determined Cesar Seda in a 12-round slugfest. And WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Beibut Shumenovmade an emphatic statement with an impressive third-round TKO over Slovakia’s Tomas Kovacs.
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“DANGER ZONE: Broner vs. Maidana,” for Broner’s WBA Welterweight World Championship took place on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, was promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Leija*Battah Promotions and sponsored by Corona, AT&T, Grudge Match and Casamigos Tequila. In the 12-round co-featured attraction, Keith Thurman put his interim WBA Welterweight World Championship on the line against Jesus Soto Karass. Leo Santa Cruz put his WBC Super Bantamweight World title on the line against Cesar Seda and Beibut Shumenov faced Tamas Kovacs in a 12-round clash for Shumenov’s WBA Super & IBA Light Heavyweight World titles. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast aired live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and was available in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP). Preliminary bouts aired live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).