LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2005 – Reigning undisputed world middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins, who looks to successfully defend his title for the 21st time on July 16 against top contender Jermain Taylor, will be featured on Fox Sports Net’s hit series “Beyond The Glory” on Sunday, July 10 at 8pm ET/PT.
The show, which goes beyond the ring and into the past, present, and future of “The Executioner”, will profile the life of one of this era’s most fascinating athletes, and includes never before seen footage of Hopkins’ visit last year to Graterford State Prison, where he was honored with a 20 x 60 mural of himself.
The Bernard Hopkins edition of “Beyond The Glory” will re-air on July 12. Check your local listings for air times.
Beyond The Glory is Fox Sports Net's highest-rated weekly program. The critically acclaimed documentary series profiles some of the most legendary and controversial athletes in recent history. This season, BTG examined the careers of boxing legend George Foreman, NFL superstars Donovan McNabb, Tony Dorsett, Daunte Culpepper and controversial Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. BTG also sat down with NBA greats Reggie Miller, Kevin Garnett and Grant Hill as well as legendary Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss and his family.
Previous seasons of BTG have delved into the lives of such athletes as Mike Tyson in a special two-hour Emmy-nominated episode, and in-depth interviews with sports notables such as Kobe Bryant, Chris Webber, Sammy Sosa, Cal Ripken Jr., Oscar De La Hoya, Evander Holyfield and NFL greats Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders.
NeXt in Line is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with DiBella Entertainment.
Tickets for NeXt in Line, priced at $75, $150, $250, $450, and $650, are available at the MGM Grand Garden Arena box office outlet. Tickets also are sold at all Las Vegas TicketMaster locations (Tower Records/WOW!, Smith's Food and Drug Centers, Robinsons-May stores and Ritmo Latino).
Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call TicketMaster at (702) 474-4000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at http://www.mgmgrand.com or http://www.ticketmaster.com.
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The Hopkins vs. Taylor pay-per-view telecast, beginning at 9pm ET/6pm PT on July 16, has a suggested retail price of $49.95, will be distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View and will be available to over 50 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD. HBO Pay-Per-View is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. For more event information log onto http://www.HBOPPV.com.
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