LAS VEGAS, NEV. (June 6, 2012) – Top Rank announced today that the June 9 Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley world welterweight championship event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, will be available live on both pay-per-view television and online. The four-bout pay-per-view card, produced and distributed live online by Top Rank for $54.95, boasts interactive features unique to the digital platform through MLBAM’s (MLB Advanced Media) technology. The enhanced and unique viewing offers a four-shot, multi-angle dynamic player that will allow viewers to interact and feel an enriched experience. The live online pay-per-view is exclusive to U.S. viewers.
“This pay-per-view offering will complement our current distribution which appeals to sports fans who are engaged in digital platforms on a daily basis. The response has been so positive when we did this previously, which was for Pacquiao-Mosley and Pacquiao-Marquez III last year we knew there would be an even bigger demand for Pacquiao-Bradley. Sports viewing has entered a new frontier and Top Rank, which has always been at the forefront of integrating new technology to enhance the fans' experience, will be adding more live digital platforms to future world championship boxing events,” said Todd duBoef, president of Top Rank.
Numerous websites will be offering the Pacquiao vs. Bradley four-bout pay-per-view live, including www.toprank.tv. Select cable and satellite TV systems will also be offering the pay-per-view live stream. Viewers should check with their local providers.
24/7 PACQUIAO/BRADLEY: JUNE 8 EPISODE
Debut: FRIDAY, JUNE 8 (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: June 9 (11:00 a.m.), 10 (9:45 a.m.), 11 (7:30 p.m., 2:15 a.m.), 12 (10:00 p.m.), 13 (9:00 a.m.), 14 (6:30 p.m., 3:20 a.m.) and 15 (12:30 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: June 8 (1:30 a.m.), 9 (6:30 p.m.), 10 (10:50 a.m., 11:15 p.m.) and 13 (10:00 p.m.)
HBO On Demand® availability begins: June 12
The special will also be available on HBO GO®.
Las Vegas rolls out the red carpet as Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs) and Timothy Bradley Jr. (28-0, 12 KOs) arrive in town for fight week activities.
Immediately preceding the debut of the series finale, the special “24/7: Road to Pacquiao/Bradley” and the previous episodes of 24/7 PACQUIAO/BRADLEY will be presented back-to-back on HBO (6:30-8:00 p.m.); all four half-hours will also be presented back-to-back Saturday, June 9 (9:30-11:30 a.m.) on HBO.
“Pacquiao vs. Bradley” takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Saturday, June 9 at 9:00 p.m. (ET)/6:00 p.m. (PT), and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®.
The executive producer of 24/7 PACQUIAO/BRADLEY is Rick Bernstein; senior producer, Dave Harmon; coordinating producer, Bentley Weiner; producers, George Jakovic, Harley Glantz and Gabe Spitzer; writer, Aaron Cohen. Liev Schreiber narrates.
LAS VEGAS, NEV. (June 6, 2012) – On May 29, Pastor Rick Warren paid a visit to the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif., to observe Manny Pacquiao train for his June 9 world title defense against Timothy Bradley, Jr.
Following the training session, Pastor Rick interviewed Manny and his wife Jinkee, conducted a Bible study and prayed with them. This link will take you to their video. Hit the “download” button. http://vimeo.com/43315952
“Manny Pacquiao is THE purpose-driven boxer! His huge heart for God energizes his heart for everything else – his family, his country, his sport, the street kids, and all his fans,” said Pastor Rick. “Right in the middle of a hectic schedule packed with training and media interviews, Manny made the time to sit down and do a one-on-one Bible Study with me, ignoring cameras and onlookers, and focusing instead on what God might want to say to him personally at the moment. What most people don’t know about Manny is that he has more of the Bible memorized than many pastors do. He not only quotes the Bible from memory; he applies it to his life. But what I love most Manny is that, in spite of his fame and wealth, he is training for this fight in a typical inner city gym, surrounded by the kinds of kids he used to be on the streets of Manila. Rather than training in some exclusive, over-priced and air-conditioned celebrity gym in Beverly Hills, he is modeling his workout for kids who also dream of one day living a better life.”