Ray Donovan’s Pooch Hall: ‘I think the fans are going to be excited and take to Daryll’

Actor Pooch Hall has been waiting for his time to shine on the hit series Ray Donovan. Hall(Daryll Donovan), who joined Ray Donovan after starring on the hit show The Game, believes that Season 5 of Ray Donovan is his opportunity to show the fans what he can do as an actor:

“I use a sports analogy all the time,” Hall told Go4it’s Paul Gant. “When I was on the The Game, I came from that show, being the lead on that show; what I meant to that show and to the fans. Just the energy and love I got. When I went to Ray Donovan, it’s almost like I got drafted to the league, but you’re going to a team thats got two Hall of Famers, so you have to wait your time before you can start handling the rock. So, it’s almost like you got Magic(Johnson) and Kareem(Abdul-Jabbar) on there, and you’re Kobe Bryant, but you’re Kobe Bryant, you can go, but you’re not going to start over Magic, and you’re not going to start over Kareem, and you got Worthy on there in a sense. Imagine Kobe being drafted as a rookie on that team. He’s not going to see that much playing time, but they’re going to develop him. His willingness to want to play and show what he’s got, you’re going to continue work hard, you’re going to kill every scene; every time you touch the rock, you’re going to try to drop 30 on cats. For me, I welcomed every opportunity that I got.

Hall is very confident that fans of the show took to his character Daryll Donovan:

“They finally give Daryll the rock this year, and he gets to show a lot of things he’s been waiting to show. I think the fans are going to be excited and take to Daryll,” Hall said.  “A lot of people are always asking me ‘when’s Daryll going to do this, or when’s Daryll going to shine, or when’s Daryll going to do something?’ It’s almost kind of like I’m being groomed to where I can run the offense in a sense, so you got learn, you gotta be patient, and you gotta just show that you can be coached, take direction, and learn from these two heavyweights, so that’s kind of what happened. And all of sudden, the producers are like ‘Yo, it’s time.’ This year Daryll goes off.”

The good news for Pooch Hall is that Ray Donovan has been renewed for a sixth season.

The season finale of Ray Donovan airs Sunday, October 29 on Showtime. Check your local listings for the time in your area.


Mayweather-McGregor: Official fight poster revealed

In a fight that could break pay-per-view records, Floyd Mayweather will battle Conor McGregor on August 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. While the fight looks like a mismatch on paper, expect millions of fans to purchase the fight via Showtime pay-per-view.

On Friday, Showtime Boxing released the fight poster for Mayweather-McGregor.

Take a look:

Magic Johnson believes his “Showtime” Lakers would sweep the current Warriors

Magic Johnson is a very confident man. Also, he is very confident in his “Showtime” Lakers of the 80s. Magic believes that his Lakers would sweep the current Golden State Warriors. While those the Lakers of the 80s could possibly beat this current Warriors team, I don’t think it would be a sweep.

Listen to what Magic had to say:

Joshua-Klitschko will air on HBO and Showtime

For months, we have been trying to figure out what premium cable network would air Joshua-Klitschko. Anthony Joshua has a deal with Showtime, but Wladimir Klitschko has a deal with HBO. Well, it has been resolved.  According to the networks, the fight, which is April 29th at London’s Wembley Stadium, will air live on Showtime at 4:45 p.m. ET., while HBO will televise the re-broadcast of the fight at 10:45 p.m. ET.

Like father, like son; Hasim Rahman Jr. makes pro debut in Maryland

Oxon Hill, Md. (March 27, 2017) – When promoter Greg Cohen announced he had finalized arrangements for his next event, the decision to delay his promising heavyweight hopeful, Hasim Rahman Jr.’s, professional boxing debut two more weeks became an easy one.

Originally scheduled to turn professional on March 23, Baltimore native Rahman will now have his first four-round fight in front of a huge contingent of hometown family and friends on Friday, April 14, at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md.Rahman will face Kansas City’s Brian Imes (1-4, 1 KO) on the non-televised undercard portion of an event that features the live telecast of undefeated Dmitry Bivol defending his interim WBA Light Heavyweight title against Samuel Clarkson in the 12-round main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader (10 p.m. ET/PT).  In the co-feature, unbeaten welterweight prospects Juan Ruiz and Malik Hawkins will square off in an eight-round bout, and Baltimore’s undefeated featherweight Glenn Dezurn will open the telecast.

Tickets for the event, which is co-promoted by Greg Cohen Promotions and Banner Promotions in association with World of Boxing and Uprising Promotions, are priced at $103, $73 and $48 and can be purchased at www.TicketMaster.com.

“You only get one pro debut, so when Greg announced this show, he and I thought it would be a great idea for me to turn pro on this show instead, in front of my hometown friends and family,” explained Rahman.

The 25-year-old, son of Hasim “The Rock” Rahman, who famously knocked out Lennox Lewis in April 2001 to win the WBC and IBF Heavyweight Championships, says to being at home is a very important part of his mission.

“I’m doing this for my family and my friends and my city, so I think I should start right in front of them,” Rahman continued. “And someday I’ll bring them back the heavyweight championship. I can’t wait to fight on the same show as my brother with all my loved ones watching. It’s going to be a very big night.”

“We didn’t get the final word we were doing the Maryland show until a few days ago,” said Greg Cohen. “But once we knew it was happening, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to let Hasim Jr. turn pro at home. It just worked out perfectly.”

Barry Tompkins will call the ShoBox action from ringside with Steve Farhood and fomer world champion Raul Marquez serving as expert analysts. The executive producer is Gordon Hall with Rich Gaughan producing and Rick Phillips directing.