Pacquiao-Marquez 4 featured on HBO's '24/7'
MANILA, Philippines – Boxing rivals Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao of the Philippines and Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico will once again be featured on HBO's "24/7" as they prepare for their clash on December 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
It will be the fourth meeting between the two boxers. Pacquiao has won the last two fights after battling to a draw in the first encounter in 2004.
"24/7" will provide "exclusive behind-the-scenes access and interviews with the fighters and their camps in the lead-up to the fight," according to ESPN.
The first episode will premier on November 17 (Saturday)m with the second and third on the following Saturday nights, November 24 and December 1. The series finale will air on December 7, the day before the fight.
Pacquiao will be making his seventh appearance in the "24/7" series, while Marquez will be making his third.
"The intensity of this eight-year rivalry will be a great jumping off point for our all-new edition of '24/7,'" said Rick Bernstein, executive producer of HBO sports.
"We are eager to follow both teams in the build-up to the fourth chapter. Episode one will be dedicated to revisiting their first three bouts with a documentary style production," he said.
At least one boxing analyst has expressed his misgivings about the series.
"As many times as they have fought each other, and given how many times they have been featured on various installments of HBO's '24/7' reality series, I'm not sure what ground is left to be covered when it comes to Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez," said ESPN's Dan Rafael.