New York (November 7, 2011) - CNN prime time talk show host Piers Morgan will step into the ring with worldwide boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao when the Friday, November 11 edition of “Piers Morgan Tonight” features a visit with the reigning WBO welterweight world champion. In addition to an instructive sparring session with the knockout king, Morgan conducts interviews with Pacquiao, who is a Congressman in his native Philippines; Top Rank chairman Bob Arum; and Pacquiao’s longtime trainer, the accomplished Freddie Roach. The interviews take place at Roach’s legendary Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, CA.
The program airs exclusively on CNN, Friday, Nov. 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Pacquiao is preparing to defend his title on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas when he meets challenger Juan Manuel Márquez in the third meeting of their stirring rivalry.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Márquez Boxing, Tecate and MGM Grand, The Pacquiao-Márquez III world championship telecast, which begins at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® and will be available to more than 92 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD. HBO Pay-Per-View, a division of Home Box Office, Inc., is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry.