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Old 07-23-2013, 06:15 PM   #1
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Default Are other promoters allowed to have fights on Showtime?

or is it just Golden Boy Promotions.
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:20 PM   #2
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Default Re: Are other promoters allowed to have fights on Showtime?

Showtime are paying GBP to show their fights. They could easily pay another promoter to show their fights if they wish. Unless the other promoter is already contracted to another tv channel.
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:21 PM   #3
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Default Re: Are other promoters allowed to have fights on Showtime?

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or is it just Golden Boy Promotions.
There's no official policy, but GBP is pretty much the only game in town when it comes to Showtime.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:22 PM   #4
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Default Re: Are other promoters allowed to have fights on Showtime?

Well if there is another fighter who is exciting I am sure he could get on, networks only care about $$$
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Default Re: Are other promoters allowed to have fights on Showtime?

Top Rank and GBP are pretty much the only two promoters. Others would be allowed on their networks, but there's not many fighters not aligned with one of these two.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:34 PM   #6
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Top Rank and GBP are pretty much the only two promoters. Others would be allowed on their networks, but there's not many fighters not aligned with one of these two.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:54 PM   #7
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Default Re: Are other promoters allowed to have fights on Showtime?

Goosen has popped up with Lopez (though he is managed by Haymon), arreola will be on it (though again haymon) and Molina (that was more for bey and Tmt though)
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Default Re: Are other promoters allowed to have fights on Showtime?

I don't know that it's an exclusivity deal, but certainly Top Rank is expressly unwelcome to put their stuff on Showtime - just as GBP isn't on welcome on HBO.

(it used to be the other way around)
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:44 PM   #9
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Top Rank and GBP are pretty much the only two promoters. Others would be allowed on their networks, but there's not many fighters not aligned with one of these two.
There are a lot of promoters who have fighters on both networks. GBP and Top rank are the biggest but there are several top fighters who are not with either of them. COTTO is one I know for sure is a free agent.
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I don't know that it's an exclusivity deal, but certainly Top Rank is expressly unwelcome to put their stuff on Showtime - just as GBP isn't on welcome on HBO.

(it used to be the other way around)
I heard that Showtime really tried to get a few fights that were from Top Rank but HBO outbid them.
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:09 AM   #11
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Only Top Rank is banned from Showtime. GBP's stable is so large that they can fill up all of Showtime's dates though
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