TAMPA – The final live Showtime boxing event of 2021 will come with an encore presentation.
The premium cable outlet will offer an exclusive rebroadcast of the December 18 Showtime Pay-Per-View event that aired live from AMALIE Arena in Tampa, network officials confirmed to BoxingScene.com. The first replay will air Tuesday, December 28 at 10:00 p.m. ET and will include the main event which saw content creator-turned-boxing cruiserweight Jake Paul (5-0, 4KOs) deliver a Knockout of the Year contender with sixth-round knockout of former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (0-2 as a boxer; both losses to Paul).
The two-and-a-half-hour window will also feature the PPV undercard bouts, including seven-division titlist Amanda Serrano (42-1-1, 30KOs) in her return to lightweight in scoring a ten-round virtual shutout of Spain’s Miriam Gutierrez (14-2, 5KOs).
Viewers can also relive the wild four-round exhibition between former NBA star Deron Williams and legendary NFL running back Frank Gore, won by Williams via decision. The four-fight telecast opened with Australia’s Liam Paro enjoying a successful U.S. debut in a ten-round, split decision win over Puerto Rico’s Yomar Alamo in a battle of unbeaten junior welterweights.
The event marked the second straight Showtime PPV headliner for Paul since signing an exclusive deal with the network earlier this summer. Both fights have come against Woodley, whom Paul defeated via eight-round, split decision this past August at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in his childhood hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Serrano served in the co-feature slot for that event as well, soundly outpointing Yamileth Mercado over ten rounds.
The August 29 show also featured England’s Tommy Fury (7-0, 4KOs), who Paul was supposed to face on December 18. Fury withdrew from the show in early December, citing a broken rib and a bronchial chest infection. Woodley agreed to step in on barely two weeks’ notice, looking to improve on his pro debut which saw Paul go the distance after having scored knockouts in all three pro bouts prior to that night. Paul resumed his knockout ways in the rematch, a moment which viewers can either relive or watch for the first time, depending on whether they purchased the December 18 PPV event.
Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox