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Fathom Events, Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions are pleased to present boxing's pound-for-pound superstar, pay-per-view king and WBC Welterweight World Champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather facing the dangerous, power-punching WBA Welterweight World Champion Marcos "El Chino" Maidana on Saturday, May 3 at 9:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. CT / 7:00 p.m. MT / 6:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. AK / 3:00 p.m. HI. “THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana” will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to select theaters nationwide in an event that will pit the masterful talent of Mayweather against the power of the Argentine slugger, Maidana. This 12-round world championship bout may prove to be Mayweather’s toughest fight ever.
The co-main event of “THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana” features British superstar and former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Amir “King” Khan taking on former World Champion Luis Collazo in a 12-round welterweight bout.
Also featured on the card is an exciting junior welterweight bout featuring former World Champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner against the hard-hitting Californian Carlos Molina. Rounding out the card is a super middleweight matchup between unbeaten J’Leon Love and former title challenger and Mexican Olympian Marco Antonio Periban of Mexico City.
Tickets for “THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). The event will be broadcast to more than 520 select movie theaters across the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network.
“Fathom Events continues to give fans the unique experience of showing my fights on movie screens across the country. I’m grateful that Fathom believed in my vision a few years ago to bring them to theatres,” said Mayweather. “I have no doubt that my fight against Maidana is going to be the type of fight that no one has seen me in, and seeing it on the big screen will make the experience that much better.”
"The fight against Floyd Mayweather on May 3 is the most important of my career, and I'm excited that my fans that can't watch the fight at the MGM Grand can see it live in movie theaters around the United States,” said Marcos Maidana. “This is going to be a big win for me against Mayweather, and it deserves to be seen on the big screen."
Undefeated Floyd "Money" Mayweather, (45-0, 26 KOs), a 10-time world champion in five weight divisions, reaffirmed his worldwide popularity when he faced then- undefeated boxing phenomenon Canelo Alvarez last September. The mega-event, which set the record as the highest grossing pay-per-view event in television history with over $150 million in revenue, showed once again that Mayweather's drawing power is unlike any other.
Thirty-year-old Marcos "El Chino" Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs) stunned the boxing world in December when he defeated up-and-coming superstar Adrien Broner with an unforgettable performance. Maidana first emerged on the world scene in 2009, when he won the interim WBA Junior Welterweight World Championship with a stunning sixth-round technical knockout over Victor Ortiz. In the 2010 Fight of the Year, Maidana lost to Amir Khan, but he regained the belt with another classic against future Hall of Famer Erik Morales in 2011. In 2012, Maidana joined forces with renowned trainer Robert Garcia (2012 Trainer of the Year) and has since gone undefeated at 4-0 with 3 knockouts.
To learn more about the co-main event fighters, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com/fighters.
“Every time Floyd fights, we try to make it an event that all fans can be a part of,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “I truly believe that this is one of best cards that boxing has seen in a long time. Our partnership with Fathom has allowed fans across the nation to go to the theatre and watch boxing’s best on the big screen. May 3 will be another Mayweather experience that we know the fans will enjoy.”
“We're pleased to be partnering with Fathom Events once again for what we expect to be one of the biggest fights of 2014,” said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Floyd Mayweather will get his toughest challenge from Marcos Maidana on May 3, but the ultimate winners will be the fans who get to see this spectacular event on the big screen around the country.”
“Floyd Mayweather is the undisputed champion and fight fans will be on the edge of their seats as he defends his title against Maidana,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of Fathom Events. “Fathom is thrilled to bring another world championship fight to cinemas nationwide and ‘The Moment’ promises to pack a real punch delivering the ultimate ringside experience for fans.”
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Fathom Events is owned by a newly formed entity called AC JV, LLC. Fathom is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Additionally, Fathom events take audiences behind-the-scenes and offer unique extras – creating the ultimate entertainment experience for fans of all ages. Co-owned by the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States, AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (RGC), Fathom’s live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 750 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About "THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana"
"THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana," a 12-round world championship unification bout for Mayweather and Maidana's respective 147-pound titles. This is the third fight of Mayweather’s lucrative six-fight deal with Showtime Networks Inc. THE MOMENT is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona, O'Reilly Auto Parts and AT&T. In the co-feature event, Amir Khan faces Luis Collazo in a 12-round bout for Collazo’s WBA International Welterweight Title. The event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).
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