Pacquiao/Marquez IV 24/7 Debuts Saturday
|Written by The Sweet Science|
|Tuesday, 13 November 2012 09:56|
HBO SPORTS’ 24/7 PACQUIAO/MARQUEZ 4, A FOUR-EPISODE, ALL-ACCESS SERIES LEADING UP TO THE PAY-PER-VIEW SHOWDOWN AT THE MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS, DEBUTS NOV. 17 ON HBO
HBO Sports’ groundbreaking “24/7” reality franchise, which has captured 16 Sports Emmy® Awards, returns for its 16th boxing installment with 24/7 PACQUIAO/MARQUEZ 4. Debuting SATURDAY, NOV. 17 (12:15-12:45 a.m. ET/PT), the all-access series follows the two elite fighters as they prepare for the fourth chapter of their spirited rivalry in an electric pay-per-view showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Dec. 8.
Debut: SATURDAY, NOV. 17 (12:15-12:45 a.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Nov. 17 (3:45 a.m.), 18 (10:30 a.m.), 19 (11:45 p.m.), 20 (noon, 8:30 p.m.), 21 (7:30 p.m., 2:05 a.m.), 22 (12:20 a.m.), 23 (7:30 p.m.) and 24 (10:30 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Nov 18 (12:10 a.m.) and 23 (9:30 p.m.)
HBO On Demand® availability begins: Nov. 20
In a departure from the traditional “24/7” format, the debut episode revisits the first three fights (in 2004, 2008 and 2011) of this epic rivalry. Included are new interviews with: Manny Pacquiao; Juan Manuel Marquez; trainers Freddie Roach and Nacho Beristain; Top Rank CEO Bob Arum; and HBO boxing commentator Larry Merchant. The episode premieres immediately after World Championship Boxing® this Saturday night on HBO.
Episodes two and three of 24/7 PACQUIAO/MARQUEZ 4 debut on subsequent Saturdays – Nov. 24 (12:15-12:45 a.m.) and Dec. 1 (9:30-10:00 p.m.) – while the finale debuts Friday, Dec. 7 (8:00-8:30 p.m.), the night before the high-stakes 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®.
“Pacquiao vs. Marquez 4” takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, December 8 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/MARQUEZ 4 is Rick Bernstein; senior producer, Dave Harmon; coordinating producer, Bentley Weiner; writer, Aaron Cohen. Liev Schreiber narrates.