Finale of 24/7 Pacquiao/Marquez 4 premieres Friday night on HBO; Champion of the Decade belt
Episode #4 (series finale) Other HBO playdates: Dec. 8 (10:30 a.m.), 9 (10:30 a.m.), 10 (12:15 a.m.), 11 (11:30 a.m., 10:00 p.m.), 12 (7:30 p.m., 3:10 a.m.), 13 (midnight), and 14 (7:30 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Dec. 7 (1:00 a.m.), 8 (8:00 p.m.), 9 (12:50 a.m.) and 14 (9:30 p.m.)
HBO On Demand® availability begins: Dec. 11
With the Dec. 8 pay-per-view showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena approaching, Las Vegas rolls out the red carpet as Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KOs) and Juan Manuel Marquez (54-6-1, 39 KOs) participate in final fight week activities.
Immediately before the debut of the series finale, the first three episodes of 24/7 PACQUIAO/MARQUEZ 4 will be presented back-to-back on HBO, starting at 6:30 p.m.; all four episodes will also be presented back-to-back Saturday, Dec. 8 on HBO, starting at 9:00 a.m. The series is also 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, Dec. 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; producer, Gabe Spitzer; writer, Aaron Cohen. Liev Schreiber narrates.
CHAMPION OF THE DECADE BELT ON ITS WAY TO THE HANDS OF A CHAMPION
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- The winning fighter at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas will be awarded an exclusively crafted and elaborately refined rendition of the WBO Championship motif.
“This Champion of the Decade belt is a work of art”, Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, WBO President, said. “It’s a magnificent job by Master Craftsmen Ardash Sahaghian and Edward Majian who once more have demonstrated their unsurpassable creativity and originality”.
With perfectly detailed contours and a hand polished mirror finish, the winner takes home a truly one-of-a-kind trophy, to mark his aggregate contribution to the sport of boxing and the World Boxing Organization.
“Every crevice of this belt has been carefully finished, and the results, I think, speak for themselves,” Edward S. Majian, President of SARTONK, stated, before reflecting: “Some purists criticize belts. But ours is the perspective of the craftsman. Our work aspires towards perfection, and we put every ounce of ourselves into that aspiration. What you see in this belt is devotion to boxing. And don’t the fighters deserve that? When the moments are long-gone, this belt will immortalize the time these men met to put themselves on the line and gave their fans one more epic bout”.
President Valcarcel will travel tomorrow, Wednesday, December 5th, to Las Vegas to attend the Weigh-In and the unveiling of the belt, and to attend the historic fourth bout between the two great Super Champions and future Hall of Famers, Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez.
Pacquiao & Marquez MGM Grand Arrivals Open To Public
LAS VEGAS, NEV. (December 3, 2012) – Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO and JUAN MANUEL MÁRQUEZ, two of boxing’s top pound for pound fighters, will kickoff Fight Week at their Grand Arrivals Tomorrow! Tuesday, December 4, inside the main lobby of the MGM Grand. Márquez is scheduled to arrive at Noon PT, followed by Pacquiao at 12:30 p.m. PT. Both will be driving up in buses custom- designed with their images. Fans are invited to attend and root for their favorite fighter as they are just days away from Pacquiao-Márquez 4 — Act Four of their exciting and fistoric rivalry.
Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KOs), of the Philippines, and Márquez (54-6-1, 39 KOs), of México, who have won world titles in 12 weight divisions between them, will go mano a mano and toe-to-toe in a 12-round welterweight battle, Saturday, December 8, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Joining Pacquiao and Márquez at their Grand Arrivals will be their respective trainers, Freddie Roach and Ignacio “Nacho” Beristáin, promoters Bob Arum and Fernando Beltran and key members of their teams.
The finale of the all-new editions of HBO’s all-access reality series 24/7 PACQUIAO/MARQUEZ 4 debuts on Friday, December 7 (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET/PT), the night before the high-stakes welterweight showdown. All four episodes will have multiple replay dates on HBO, and the series will also be available on HBO On Demand and HBO GO®.
Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with MP Promotions, Zanfer Promotions, Márquez Boxing, Tecate, Wonderful Pistachios, Cinemax ‘Banshee,’ Smart Communications, Universal Pictures ‘Django Unchained’ and MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, remaining tickets to Pacquiao-Márquez 4 are priced at $1,200, $900 and $400. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at all MGM Resorts International box offices, www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
Pacquiao vs. Márquez 4 will also be available via closed circuit at the following MGM Resorts International Las Vegas properties: ARIA, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York and Circus Circus. Tickets are priced at $50, not including applicable service charges. All seats will be general admission and will be available at each individual property’s box office.
The Pacquiao vs. Márquez 4 telecast, which begins at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 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. HBO Pay-Per-View, a division of Home Box Office, Inc., is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. Follow HBO Boxing news at www.hbo.com and at www.facebook.com/hboboxing. Use the hashtag #PacMarquez to join the conversation on Twitter. For Pacquiao vs. Márquez updates, log on to www.toprank.com or www.hbo.com.