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24/7 Pacquiao/Marquez 4 debuts Nov. 17

By April MacIntyre Nov 13, 2012, 3:56 GMT

24/7 Pacquiao/Marquez 4 debuts Nov. 17

Philippine Congressman and WBO welterweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN

HBO Sports’  “24/7” reality franchise, which has 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.

From HBO

Episode #1 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.

Episodes two and three of 24/7 PACQUIAO/MARQUEZ 4 debut on subsequent Saturdays – Nov. 24 (12:45-1:15 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.



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