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24/7 Pacquiao vs. Marquez 4 on 11/17 on HBO

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2012 – HBO Sports’ groundbreaking “24/7” reality franchise, which has captured 16 Sports Emmy® Awards, returns in November for its 16th boxing installment with 24/7 PACQUIAO/MARQUEZ 4, an all-new, four-episode series, it was announced today by Rick Bernstein, executive producer, HBO Sports. Debuting SATURDAY, NOV. 17 (12:15-12:45 a.m. ET/PT), the all-access series will follow 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.

“The intensity of this eight-year rivalry will be a great jumping off point for our all-new edition of ‘24/7’,” noted Bernstein. “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 [2004, 2008 and 2011] with a documentary-style production.”

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®.

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Pacquiao vs Marquez 5: HBO 24/7 trailer, show premieres Nov. 17 with Broner-DeMarco

The latest installment of HBO 24/7, devoted to the fourth fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, debuts on November 17.

HBO 24/7 is back on November 17, immediately following the Adrien Broner-Antonio DeMarco card on HBO, focused of course on the December 8 fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, the fourth meeting between the two legends.

As excited as I am for the fight between the two (I doubt I’ll ever not be excited to see them duel), I’m totally without enthusiasm for the 24/7. It’s not that the series has gotten bland or tired or old — as we’ve seen recently with short series for fights like Ward-Dawson and Chavez Jr-Martinez, 24/7 still works. It’s just that the Pacquiao story, especially, has gotten very predictable and overly familiar.

The Pacquiao-Marquez III series last year was a snoozer. I see no reason this one won’t be, either, if I’m being honest. I’ll hope for the best, but I doubt we see TV as captivating as Chavez Jr-Martinez or Cotto-Margarito II, which gave us some new ground to cover in both cases. We know what Pacquiao-Marquez IV is about. We know what they’re going to say. But maybe they’ll surprise us. I figure you’ll be able to tell by halfway through the first episode if there’s anything you haven’t seen and heard before.

Source: BadLeftHook


Pacquiao starts early training for Marquez

Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao will be relying on his inherent speed advantage to counter Juan Manuel Marquez’s “dirty tricks” when they tangle for the fourth time on Dec. 8 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

As Pacquiao started his physical conditioning at the Gen. Santos City Sports Complex on Wednesday, trainer Buboy Fernandez told ANC Channel on Wednesday that, this time, the eight-division world champion will be ready for whatever the Mexican warrior will bring to the ring.

Fernandez, who is taking charge of Pacquiao’s light training in the country, noted that in their third encounter last year, Marquez caught Pacquiao off guard by stepping on his foot at least six times in the course of their 12-round bout.

Though Pacquiao won by majority decision, the fight was perceived to be too close that Marquez again harped that he was robbed of victory by the judges, as in Pacquiao-Marquez I, which ended in a draw, and in their rematch, which went to Pacquiao by split decision.

In a light, jovial mood amid familiar surroundings, Pacquiao, accompanied by wife Jinkee and brother Bobby, jogged for 30 minutes around the track oval, occasionally doing the dance craze Gang nam.

Pacquiao, who had his hair trimmed, said he can’t afford to be complacent against Marquez, whose counterpunching style proved to be a problem in their past three fights.

After filing his certificate of candidacy for congressman of Sarangani province’s lone district next week, Pacquiao will leave for Los Angeles to begin training camp at chief trainer Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym in Hollywood.
Pacquiao decided to spend the entire eight weeks in the United States to eliminate travel time and jet lag.
Marquez enjoys a head start in their race to attain the best form possible on fight night.

Pushing his 39-year-old legs, Marquez is doing running and endurance training at the Nevado de Toluca, a dormant volcano about 129 km west of Mexico City where he works out at the Romanza Gym of fabled trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain.

Source: Pacquiao’s training…