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Floyd Mayweather and Shane Mosley press and fight schedule


The Mayweather vs. Mosley countdown has begun. With six days until fight night, the participants will be at the mosley-mayweathermercy of their publicists for events and grand entrances.

One of those entrances occurs on Tuesday April 27, as the fighters get the red carpet treatment at the MGM Grand. Grand entrances at the grand entrance of the MGM Grand. Do they think they have to hit us over the head with how big this event is? Oops, sorry, how grand this is?

You too can be part of the spectacle. The public is encouraged to attend the walk-ins. Shane Mosley arrives at the hotel at 2 pm PDT and Floyd Mayweather follows only thirty minutes later at 2:30 PM.

Realize however, that this is all filmed for the final installment of HBO’s Mayweather-Mosley 24/7. Perhaps that is appealing and if it is, hustle on down there to mix it up with the fighters and their respective entourages.

And speaking of 24/7, the third episode aired this past weekend. Where was the beef in that sandwich? The show seems to have run out of fresh material. Perhaps it is because Floyd Mayweather has been featured four times and the folks at HBO think we all have seen the previous series.

Shane Mosley’s back story has not been explored in any true depth. Viewers have not been treated to much film footage about his family, particularly his father Jack.

It was Floyd Mayweather who introduced the topic of Jack Mosley during episode 3. He was offended that his opponent didn’t give enough props to his dad who Floyd claims to admire.

Unlike other 24/7 look-ins, we haven’t seen more than token stories featuring the fighters’ children, the women in their lives, their hometowns and those that helped them early on to become who they are today. It resulted in rehashing old information during this latest episode.

Here are the scheduled fight week events to watch out for:

Tuesday April 27, grand entrances at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Beginning at 2 pm PDT the fighters will arrive at the hotel. The public is invited to attend.

Wednesday April 28, the final press conference featuring the fighters commences at 1 pm PDT.

Thursday April 29, the undercard press conferences begin at 11 am PDT. Later that day, the trainers, Naazim Richardson and Roger Mayweather will meet with press at a round table event that kicks off at 12:30 pm PDT.

Friday April 30, the official weigh-in is scheduled for 3:10 pm PDT. The finale of 24/7 Mayweather-Mosley will be screened for credentialed press at 6:30 pm PDT.

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Paula Duffy is a national sports columnist for Examiner.com and the Huffington Post and regularly comments on sports/legal matters for radio affiliates of ESPN and Fox Sports. She founded the sports information site, Incidental Contact, is the author of a line of audio books designed for sports novices and in her spare time practices law in Los Angeles. 

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HBO Cancels Joe Buck Live


HBO confirmed rumors about “Joe Buck Live” remaining on its schedule. It’s not. The show has been canceled. Joe Buck Live

The network’s President of Sports Programming, Ross Greenburg said this: “Joe Buck is one of the premier broadcasters in our industry. We have made the decision not to continue his talk show and wish him all the best and continued success with his wide array of responsibilities at Fox Sports.”

The program only aired three times but it will forever be remembered for the inaugural show on which comic Artie Lange appeared. Lange took the temperature in the room, thought the show was lagging, which it was and opened up his unique four-letter take on everything and anything.

It stunned Buck who never recovered from being surprised by the turn of events on his stage. He had no way of controlling Lange who is best known for his riffs and profanity dominated comedic material on the Howard Stern radio program.

While Lange and Buck later spoke and cleared the air between them, Buck’s show never was viewed in the same way. When a revised format was rolled out for the second show, some three months later, it never became more than another sports talk show featuring the usual suspects.

The truth is that the original show’s attempt at opening up the dialogue with unique guests and letting things fly was the only reason to watch the show. “Joe Buck Live” peaked with the Lange appearance. His performance became a youtube.com sensation and dominated radio talk shows for days whether they were sports oriented or not.

Joe Buck on the cancellation:

“HBO told me early this week that the network was steering away from talk shows going forward. That’s bad news when you have a talk show. It was a great opportunity and I enjoyed every minute of it. Yes, even those minutes in the first show.”

Whether another network wants to try a new version of a Joe Buck talk show remains to be seen

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Paula Duffy is a national sports columnist for Examiner.com and the Huffington Post and regularly comments on sports/legal matters for radio affiliates of ESPN and Fox Sports. She founded the sports information site, Incidental Contact, is the author of a line of audio books designed for sports novices and in her spare time practices law in Los Angeles. 

Copyright ©2010 Sports Climax™

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