TWO 2 Days TONIGHT, on HBO!

“2 Days: Sergio Martinez” & “2 Days: Ruslan Provodnikov”

Premieres Back-to-Back Tonight on HBO®

May 24, 2014 – HBO Sports® debuts back-to-back segments of “2 Days” when the acclaimed feature series returns Tonight beginning at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT) with behind-the-scene looks at world middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, one of boxing’s elite pound-for-pound fighters, and world junior welterweight title-holder Ruslan Provodnikov, one of boxing’s most fascinating characters.

“2 Days” is a revealing and intimate look at a 48-hour span in the life of a boxer in the lead-up to one of their fights.

HBO cameras followed Sergio Martinez prior to his memorable hometown showdown with Martin Murray last April in Buenos Aires.

HBO cameras followed Ruslan Provodnikov in the lead-up to his blockbuster showdown last October with 140-pound title-holder Mike Alvarado.

Martinez is set to return to the ring on Saturday, June 7 in one of the year’s hottest fights when he faces superstar Miguel Cotto at New York’s Madison Square Garden on HBO Pay-Per-View®.

Provodnikov makes his much anticipated 2014 ring debut on Saturday, June 14 when he defends his 140-pound title vs. Chris Algieri live on HBO from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

“2 Days” will also be available on the HBO On Demand®service, HBO GO® and at www.hbo.com/boxing as well as various other new media platforms that distribute the series.

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COMMENTS

-The Commish :

I was lucky enough to get a screening of this...if you get a chance, check it out. I think you'll enjoy it. -Randy G.


-Skibbz :

Caught the episode this morning. Perseverance is a strength not many have, it's not something you're born with either. It's something that was given to Ruslan because of his hard life growing up, where he was always fight just to survive. When you're hungry and you don't have to eat. You persevere. When you're so cold and wet yet you still must cut logs and carry them back just to get some warmth... You persevere. When you endure the hunger and privation of a camp, when you step into the ring and your opponent is thudding shots into your body and face.. You persevere. Any true champion has to have the ability to persevere through whatever adversity he may face in or out of the ring. If you do not give up, you still have a chance at victory.