Ross Greenburg to Produce Mayweather Coverage for ShowtimePremium Net Schedules over 100 hours of Programming around Boxer's Showtime Debut on May 4 3/19/2013 9:52 AM Eastern
Former HBO Sports president Ross Greenburg will step back into the boxing ring to produce a pair of documentary specials for premium cable service Showtime, centered around Floyd Mayweather's debut fight on the network.
Greenburg will serve as executive producer of Showtime's latest edition of its All Access doc series, All Access: Mayweather vs Guerrero. Premiering April 10 at 10 p.m., new episodes will run through May 1. Greenburg will also serve as EP on Mayweather, a one-hour film about the life of the boxer that will air on the CBS television network April 27 at 8 p.m.
Greenburg left HBO Sports in 2011 after 33 years to start Ross Greenburg Productions; shortly after he began producing documentaries for NBC Sports. This marks his first return to boxing, where has had a major influence during his time at HBO -- in almost two years.
The two documentaries are just part of the more than 100 hours that Showtime has scheduled to promote the May 4 fight between Mayweather and Robert Guererro in Las Vegas, Mayweather's first bout under his recently-signed pay-per-view deal with Showtime. Another documentary, 30 Days in May will chronicle Mayweather's month-long stay in prison last year.
"This is an aggressive and varied lineup of content, each element aimed at raising the anticipation for boxing's marquee event of the year," said Stephen Espinoza, executive vice president and general manager, Showtime Sports in a statement. "The Mayweather appeal is unmistakable and warrants this type of unprecedented exposure. What viewers will find during this promotion, however, is that Robert Guerrero is one of the most compelling, interesting and talented fighters ever to step into the ring opposite Mayweather. "