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HBO's Pacquiao-Marquez 24/7 Will Air On CNN

BY The Sweet Science ON October 14, 2011
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HBOHBO ® Emmy-Award-winning Reality Series "24/7" Returns to CNN

PACQUIAO/MARQUEZ Four-Part Special Airs at Midnight ET/PT on CNN/U.S beginning October 22

CNN will again broadcast HBO’s Emmy-Award®-winning reality series ‘24/7.’ The all-new four-part series 24/7 PACQUIAO/MARQUEZ debuts on CNN Saturday, October 22 at midnight ET/PT.

Leading up to the HBO Pay-Per-View® telecast of the welterweight title showdown between worldwide boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao and his formidable challenger Juan Manuel Marquez, CNN will present all four episodes of 24/7 PACQUIAO/MARQUEZ, the exclusive series that takes a look into the lives of the fighters in and out of the ring.

The 32-year-old Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KOs) and the 38-year-old Marquez (53-5-1, 39 KOs) have met twice before in the ring and both encounters produced a hotly contested battle that resulted in one victory for Pacquiao and one hard-fought draw.  The highly anticipated third fight on November 12 will add a new chapter to their spirited rivalry.  This marks Pacquiao's fifth appearance on "24/7" and it's the second appearance for Marquez on the series. Pacquiao is an iconic figure in his native Philippines where he serves as the lone congressional representative for the Sarangani province, while Marquez is a celebrated personality in his hometown of Mexico City.

Episode one will air on CNN on Saturday, October 22 at midnight ET/PT, following the HBO premiere at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Episode two will air on CNN on Saturday, October 29 at midnight ET/PT.  Episode three will air on Saturday, November 5 at midnight ET/PT, while the final episode will air Friday, November 11 at midnight ET/PT less than 24 hours before the mega-fight in Las Vegas.

In the past four years, HBO’s 24/7 franchise has earned 14 Sports Emmys® for production excellence, making it the most honored sports series on television since its inception.   Narrated by Liev Schreiber, the fast-moving, documentary-styled production focuses on the training, commitment and sacrifices that prizefighters make in order to realize their dreams.   The series follows the fighters and their teams both at camp and at home as excitement and anxiety builds for the big fight.

CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively-syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media.

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