New York, NY – Two of boxing’s elite prizefighters – who are set to square off on Nov. 12 in an electric pay-per-view showdown in Las Vegas – will be featured on the next installment of the Emmy-nominated HBO series Ring Life, which will be available on the network as well as all the digital media platforms that distribute the series.
Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez will be meeting in the ring for the third time in their brilliant careers, but their respective path to boxing greatness is a world apart. Born amid poverty in the Philippines, 32-year-old Pacquiao has overcome every barrier in front of him to become a worldwide figure. He is also the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani province of his homeland.
Juan Manuel Marquez, 38, is the pride and joy of Mexico City, Distrito Federal, a place where the prizefighter was born, raised and still calls home. He began his boxing career at the age of eight while sharing a spartan two-bedroom house with his parents, two brothers and five sisters.
Ring Life chronicles the lives of fighters as they define the spirit of boxing; balancing work, family life, training, expectations and the pursuit of their dreams. Front and center in these fighters’ lives, Ring Life presents a chapter on each fighter that delves inside their hearts and minds to discover what drives them in the ring and beyond, in the ultra competitive sport of professional boxing.
The Pacquiao and Marquez Ring Life profiles will air back-to-back on HBO beginning Saturday, Oct. 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Each profile is approximately six minutes.
HBO playdates: Oct. 8 (10:30 p.m.), 11 (5:45 p.m.), 14 (12:30 a.m.), 19 (10:45 a.m.), 23 (10:45 a.m.) and 26 (1:30 a.m.), and Nov. 1 (12:30 a.m.), 4 (2:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m.), 5 (10:30 a.m., 6:00 p.m.), 7 (10:45 a.m.), 9 (8:15 p.m.) and 11 (12:45 p.m., 6:30 p.m.).
HBO2 playdates: Oct. 10 (7:15 a.m.), 13 (6:15 p.m.), 17 (7:45 a.m.), 21 (1:30 p.m.), 24 (9:45 p.m.), and Nov. 10 (9:45 p.m.).
New installments of Ring Life will also be available across HBO Digital Media platforms including HBO.com/boxing, HBO’s YouTube Channel, iPad and iPhone applications, and as free podcasts via Apple’s iTunes Music Store. Additionally it can been seen at www.dailymotion.com/hbo. Ring Life is also offered on HBO GO® and HBO On Demand® to subscribers 24 hours a day as well as on affiliate Free on Demand services and affiliate online platforms.
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