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article imageShowtime, HBO to hold separate boxing events on same day in Vegas

By Leo Reyes     Dec 12, 2014 in Sports
Giant TV networks CBS/Showime and HBO will be staging two major boxing events Saturday night on separate venues in Las Vegas, Nevada.
At the same time two opposing promoters will collide outside the ring in collaboration with the two competing TV networks.
Bob Arum's Top Rank Promotions (TR) and Oscar de la Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions (GBP) will present their individual cards in separate venues which are located just a few minutes away from each other in downtown Las Vegas.
The GBP card is being covered by CBS/ Showtime from the MGM Grand while the TR card will be shown or broadcast on HBO from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
GBP has lined up at least nine sets of veteran and upcoming fighters to see action at the MGM Grand Garden Arena consisting of three eight-rounder fights, three 10-rounders and another three 12-rounders.
The GBP card has British boxing star Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander in a 12-round non-title fight for the main event, followed by a power line up in the undercard that include the another non-title fights between Keith Thurman vs. Leonard Bundu and Abner Mares vs. Jose Ramirez.
Also appearing on the star studded event is the return fight of Victor Ortiz, who will face Manuel Perez in a 10-round welterweight division bout.
On the higher weight limit, cruiserweight fighter Beibut Shumenov will go up against Bobby Thomas in the eight-rounder bracket. The rest of the fighters in the nine-card GBP weekend event can be viewed here.
TR has for its main event of the evening former WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley going up against Diego Chaves in a 12-rounder non-title fight.
The five-card TR event has five supporting bouts that include Matt Korobov vs. Andy Lee for the WBO middleweight title.
Another 12-rounder is the clash between Mauricio Herrera vs. Jose Benavidez in a junion welterweight non-title fight followed by Mikael Zewski vs. Jeremy Bryan and Sean Monaghan vs. Daniel Regi in 10-rounder bouts.
Showtime and HBO have been carrying their own version of the fight outside the ring as they try to outdo each other for the bigger share of the pay-per-view market.
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