LAS VEGAS, NEV (November 8, 2011) – It began in August with a 25,000-mile international media tour and now, after two solid months of intense training, Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO and JUAN MANUEL MÁRQUEZ have broken camp for their mega world championship fight. Fight Week continues with Pacquiao’s Grand Arrival, which will be open to the public. Pacquiao, along with five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum arrives Today! Tuesday, November 8, at Noon PT at the porte cochere and inside the front lobby of the MGM Grand. Pacman will be transported by luxury bus custom-designed with his image.
Pacquiao and Márquez, who have won world titles in 11 weight divisions between them, will go toe-to-toe for Pacquiao’s World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight championship on Saturday, November 12, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. Pacquiao-Marquez III is Act Three of their exciting world championship trilogy that has had fans and media standing on their feet for 24 action-packed rounds.
Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KOs), the lone representative of the Sarangani province in the Philippines, is in his final week of intense training for his defense of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title against professional nemesis and three-division world champion Juan Manuel Márquez (53-5-1, 39 KOs), of México City. Pacquiao and Márquez, with world titles in 11 weight divisions between them, will go toe-to-toe on Saturday, November 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. Pacquiao-Márquez III will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.
Remaining closed circuit tickets, priced at $50, are on sale and available at all Las Vegas MGM Resorts properties.
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 p.m. ET / 6 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.
Episode No. 4, the finale of the all-access reality series “24/7 Pacquiao/Márquez” premieres This Friday! November 11, the night before the welterweight championship showdown, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. Episodes No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 are available at HBO ON DEMAND® and HBO GO® in addition to multiple replays on the network. The four-part series premieres on three consecutive Saturday nights before the finale airs the night before the welterweight championship showdown in Las Vegas.
Who will win? Wladimir Klitschko or Tyson Fury?