Same Time, More Fights
The LA Times has this quote from Bob Arum:
The pay-per-view boxing telecast featuring Manny Pacquiao against Jorge Solis Saturday at 6 p.m. is being produced by promoter Bob Arum, who is planning a different approach. He said he is going to copy Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) telecasts, which have become very popular.
“Their product is nowhere near as good as ours,” Arum said, “but the telecasts are very entertaining with a lot of music and activity and little talking.”
Of announcers Al Bernstein and Wally Matthews, Arum said, “You’ll see them talking very briefly between fights. And with less talking, we’re able to get four fights into the telecast rather than just two or three.”