Boxing is BACK in SHOWTIME/CBS

Pound for Pound king Manny Pacquiao will face Shane Mosley on May 7, 2010 Las Vegas, Nevada with a twist. HBO lost this mega bout, instead SHOWTIME and CBS will show it on pay per view.

In case you're wondering why this mega bout is good for boxing? CBS is way bigger than HBO, it's like comparing 30 million vs 150 million viewers. Here are the lists why Showtime struck the deal.

- Advertising spots and live cutaways during the NCAA men’s basketball championship tournament and other CBS Sports programming in April and the first week of May

- A four-part countdown series, with either the first or last episode airing on CBS in prime time on a Saturday night

- Appearances for pay-per-view undercard fighters (such as Christy Martin) on CBS talk shows

- A May 1st 60 Minutes segment following up on the Pacquiao feature that aired last March

- Hosting the CBS Morning Show in Las Vegas on Monday through Friday of fight week.

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