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EliteXC returns to SHOWTIME

    Sat, 2008-06-07 09:25 — Chris Carlino

    ELITEXC RETURNS TO SHOWTIME

    WITH BACK-TO-BACK FIGHT NIGHTS

    Friday, June 13, “CBS EliteXC Saturday Night Fights” Replay on SHOWTIME (11 p.m. ET/PT);

    Saturday, June 14, LIVE at 10 p.m. ET/PT from Honolulu

    EliteXC Lightweight Championship - Noons vs. Edwards - Headlines Five-Fight Telecast

    NEW YORK (June 6, 2008) – EliteXC will return to SHOWTIME with back-to-back mixed martial arts telecasts beginning Friday, June 13, at 11 p.m. ET/PT with a replay of the May 31 landmark MMA event, “CBS EliteXC Saturday Night Fights.”

    Each of the five fights that made up the CBS broadcast will be shown in their entirety on SHOWTIME, including the impressive performance by Gina Carano, the thrilling EliteXC middleweight title brawl between champion Robbie Lawler and Scott Smith, and the main event of Kimbo Slice against James Thompson.

    The following evening, Saturday, June 14, LIVE from Honolulu, Hawaii, EliteXC will present a five-fight telecast on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast) highlighted by an EliteXC lightweight title fight pitting defending champion K.J. Noons of San Diego, Calif., against Yves Edwards of Houston, Texas. The four other televised fights include the world-class Nick Diaz against the dangerous Muhsin Corbbrey, Rafael Feijao against Wayne Cole, Murilo “Ninja” Rua against Tony Bonello, and Dave Herman against Ron Waterman.

    For more information on these and other SHOWTIME Sports telecasts, please visit www.SHO.com/sports. A complete schedule of upcoming SHOWTIME Sports telecasts follows.

    SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING

    Date:

    Saturday, June 7, 2008

    Start Time:

    9 p.m. ET/PT

    Main Event:

    Vernon Forrest (40-2, 29 KOs) vs. Sergio Mora (20-0-1, 5 KOs) – WBC Super Welterweight Title, 12 Rounds

    Co-Feature Event:

    Carlos Quintana (25-1, 19 KOs) vs. Paul Williams (33-1, 24 KOs) – WBO Welterweight Title Rematch, 12 Rounds

    Promoter(s):

    Gary Shaw Productions and Fight Nite, LLC, in association with Tournament of Contenders, LLC; DiBella Entertainment; Northeast Promotions; and Goossen Tutor Promotions

    Venue:

    Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Conn.

    EliteXC Replay May 31 EliteXC on SHOWTIME

    Date:

    Friday, June 13, 2008

    Start Time:

    11 p.m. ET/PT

    Main Event:

    Kimbo Slice vs. James Thompson

    Co-Feature Bouts:

    Robbie Lawler vs. Scott Smith – EliteXC Middleweight Title

    Gina Carano vs. Kaitlin Young

    Phil Baroni vs. Joe Villasenor

    Jon Murphy vs. Brett Rogers

    Promoter(s):

    EliteXC

    Venue:

    Prudential Center – Newark, NJ

    EliteXC

    Date:

    Saturday, June 14, 2008

    Start Time:

    10 p.m. ET/PT

    Main Event:

    K.J. Noons vs. Yves Edwards – EliteXC Lightweight Title

    Co-Feature Bouts:

    Nick Diaz vs. Muhsin Corbbrey

    Murilo “Ninja” Rua vs. Tony Bonello

    Dave Herman vs. Ron Waterman

    Rafael Feijao vs. Wayne Cole

    Promoter(s):

    EliteXC

    Venue:

    Neal S. Blaisdell Center – Honolulu, HI

    SHOBOX

    Date:

    Friday, June 20, 2008

    Start Time:

    11 p.m. ET/PT

    Main Event:

    Andre Ward (15-0, 10 KOs) vs. Jerson Ravelo (18-2, 12 KOs) – Super Middleweights, 12 Rounds

    Co-Feature:

    Ronald Hearns (18-0, 14 KOs) vs. Jose Luis Gonzalez (12-3-1, 10 KOs) – Junior Middleweights, 10 Rounds

    Highlights ONLY:

    Eddie Chambers (30-1, 16 KOs) vs. Raphael Butler (31-4, 24 KOs) – Heavyweights, 10 Rounds

    Promoter(s):

    Goossen Tutor Promotions

    Venue:

    Grand Cayman Island

    SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING

    Date:

    Saturday, June 21, 2008

    Start Time:

    9 p.m. ET/PT

    Main Event:

    Arthur Abraham (26-0, 26 KOs) vs. Edison Miranda II (30-2, 26 KOs) –166 pounds (Catchweight), 12 Rounds

    Co-Feature:

    Giovanni Lorenzo (26-0, 18 KOs) vs. Raul Marquez (41-3, 29 KOs) – IBF Middleweight Title Eliminator, 12 Rounds

    Promoter(s):

    Seminole Warriors Boxing and Sauerland Event in association with The Seminole Tribe of Florida

    Venue:

    Hard Rock Live – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood, Fla.

    SHOBOX SPECIAL EDITION

    Date:

    Saturday, July 5, 2008

    Start Time:

    11 p.m. ET/PT

    Main Event:

    Ricardo Torres (31-1, 28 KOs) vs. Kendall Holt (23-3, 12 KOs) – WBO Junior Welterweight Title Rematch, 12 Rounds

    Co-Feature:

    Lamont Peterson (26-0, 19 KOs) vs. TBD – Lightweights, 10 Rounds

    Promoter(s):

    Top Rank, Inc.

    Venue:

    Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas

    SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING

    Date:

    Saturday, August 2, 2008

    Start Time:

    9 p.m. ET/PT

    Main Event:

    Dimitri Kirilov (29-3-1, 9 KOs) vs. Vic Darchinyan (29-1-1, 23 KOs) – IBF Super Flyweight Title, 12 rounds

    Co-Feature Event:

    TBD

    Promoter(s):

    Cedric Kushner Promotions, Inc.

    Venue:

    TBD

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