PACQUIAO HATTON 24/7 Debuts April 11 On HBO
HBO Sportsâ€™ groundbreaking EmmyÂ®-winning reality franchise â€œ24/7â€ returns with PACQUIAO/HATTON 24/7, an all-new, four-episode, all-access series, kicking off SATURDAY, APRIL 11 (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). Episodes two and three debut on subsequent Saturdays (April 18 and 25), a traditional viewing night for boxing, while the finale debuts Friday, May 1, the night before the fight. All four episodes will have multiple replay dates on HBO, and will also be available on HBO On Demand..
Debut date: SATURDAY, APRIL 11 (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: April. 11 (12:30 a.m. ET/11:30 p.m. PT), 12 (10:30 a.m., 11:30 p.m.), 13 (7:30 p.m., 12:30 a.m.), 15 (7:30 a.m., midnight), 16 (10:30 p.m.), 17 (midnight) and 18 (noon), and May 1 (8:00 p.m.) and 2 (2:30 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: April 14 (noon, 11:30 p.m.) and 17 (8:30 p.m.), and May 1 (12:30 a.m.) and 2 (10:00 a.m.)
HBO On Demand availability begins: April 14
Superstars Manny Pacquiao (48-3-2, 36 KOs) and Ricky Hatton (45-1, 32 KOs) hit the publicity trail and begin preparations with their high-profile trainers Freddie Roach (Pacquiao) and Floyd Mayweather Sr. (Hatton) for the May 2 pay-per-view junior welterweight showdown in Las Vegas.
The launch of PACQUIAO/HATTON 24/7 is part of a compelling night of boxing programming that also includes the debut of the documentary â€œThrilla in Manilaâ€ and an intriguing battle between two of the sportâ€™s most formidable competitors. Debuting at 8:00 p.m. (ET)/10:00 p.m. (PT), â€œThrilla in Manilaâ€ tells the story of the final fight between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali. The 12-round â€œWorld Championship Boxingâ€ middleweight bout between Winky Wright and Paul Williams will be seen live from Las Vegas at 10:00 p.m. (ET)/7:00 p.m. (PT).
On Saturday, May 2 at 9:00 p.m. (ET)/6:00 p.m. (PT), HBO Pay-Per-View presents â€œPacquiao vs. Hatton,â€ live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The â€œ24/7â€ franchise, which earned three Sports EmmysÂ® in 2008, has received six 2009 Sports EmmyÂ® nominations, including four for â€œCalzaghe/Jones 24/7â€ and two for â€œDe La Hoya/Pacquiao 24/7.â€ The winners will be announced April 27.
The executive producers of PACQUIAO/HATTON 24/7 are Ross Greenburg and Rick Bernstein; coordinating producer, Dave Harmon; producers, Scott Boggins and Bentley Weiner; narrator, Liev Schreiber; writer, Aaron Cohen.
I'm gonna have to be killed before I lose, and I ain't going to die easy - Muhammad Ali