Mayweather-Cotto 24/7 Kicks Off SATURDAY
|Written by The Sweet Science|
|Wednesday, 11 April 2012 11:30|
HBO SPORTS’ ALL-ACCESS SERIES
24/7 MAYWEATHER/COTTO DEBUTS SATURDAY, APRIL 14
HBO Sports’ groundbreaking “24/7” reality franchise, which has captured 14 Sports Emmy® Awards, returns for its 13th boxing installment with 24/7 MAYWEATHER/COTTO, debuting SATURDAY, APRIL 14 (9:45-10:15 p.m. ET/PT). The four-episode, all-access series follows two elite fighters in one of boxing’s most competitive divisions as they prepare for their intriguing pay-per-view showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 5.
This fast-paced series will capture the interactions and rigors both men experience in preparing for their contest. Making his sixth “24/7” appearance, Floyd Mayweather is expected to surround himself with a familiar contingent of family and friends as he trains with trusted longtime trainer and uncle Roger Mayweather. Miguel Cotto is making his third “24/7” appearance.
Episode # 1
Debut: SATURDAY, APRIL 14 (9:45-10:15 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: April 14 (12:55 a.m.), 15 (11:30 a.m.), 16 (7:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m.), 17 (9:00 p.m.), 18 (10:00 a.m.), 19 (5:30 p.m.), 20 (1:00 a.m.) and 21 (10:30 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: April 15 (12:25 a.m.) and 18 (10:30 p.m.)
HBO On Demand availability begins: April 16
Training camp opens for Floyd Mayweather (42-0, 26 KOs) at the Mayweather Boxing Gym in Las Vegas, while Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30 KOs) begins training in Orlando, Fla.
Episodes two and three of 24/7 MAYWEATHER/COTTO debut on subsequent Saturdays – April 21 (10:00-10:30 p.m.) and 28 (9:45-10:15 p.m.) – while the finale debuts Friday, May 4 (8:00-8:30 p.m.), the night before the high-stakes super welterweight bout. All four episodes will have multiple replay dates on HBO, and the series will also be available on HBO On Demand® and HBO GO®.
“Mayweather vs. Cotto” takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 5 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 MAYWEATHER/COTTO is Rick Bernstein; senior producer, Dave Harmon; coordinating producer, Bentley Weiner; co-producer, Abtin Motia; writer, Aaron Cohen. Liev Schreiber narrates.