HBO Sports Presents a Power-Packed Boxing Lineup for April

HBO Sports presents a power-packed lineup of boxing programming in the month of April, featuring three consecutive weekends of live doubleheader fights paired with premiere episodes of the highly anticipated reality series “24/7 Mayweather/Mosley,” which will takes viewers into the lives of Floyd Mayweather and Sugar Shane Mosley as they prepare for their mega-fight..

“We’re particularly excited about our boxing lineup in April because all three weekends feature live doubleheader action on the main HBO service with many stars in meaningful and significant showdowns,” said Ross Greenburg, president, HBO Sports. “Boxing fans get to see Andre Berto, Kelly Pavlik, Sergio Martinez, Cristobal Arreola, Lucian Bute and Alfredo Angulo make their 2010 ring debuts on HBO this month. And the opportunity to pair the premiere of the first three editions of ‘24/7 Mayweather/Mosley’ with live doubleheader boxing action is a first for the 24/7 series,” said Greenburg.

Launched in 2007, the cutting-edge “24/7” franchise has earned seven Sports Emmy Awards® in two short years on the air. In addition, the franchise is up for six more Sports Emmy Awards for the 2009 programming year, including Outstanding Edited Sports Special for the series “24/7 Mayweather/Marquez.” Winners will be announced April 26.

In its 38th season of presenting World Championship Boxing®, HBO tips off April with an intriguing doubleheader from south Florida this Saturday, April 10 at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT with the main event featuring welterweight titleholder Andre Berto defending his crown against the formidable Carlos Quintana. The opening bout is a 12-round featherweight contest between Celestino Caballero and Daud Yordan

Preceding the live doubleheader will be the debut of the all-access reality series “24/7 Mayweather/Mosley” at 10:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. PT, with an encore presentation immediately after the twin bill.

The activity continues Saturday, April 17 with an international doubleheader as HBO serves ups super middleweights Lucian Bute vs. Edison Miranda from Montreal, and middleweights Kelly Pavlik vs. Sergio Martinez from the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. The evening kicks off with the debut of episode two of “24/7 Mayweather/Mosley” at 9:30 p.m.ET/ 6:30 p.m. PT followed by the live fights at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.

On Saturday, April 24 rising star Tomasz Adamek makes his HBO debut in a heavyweight showdown with power-hitting Cristobal Arreola as part of a Boxing After Dark doubleheader from Ontario, California. The co-feature pits Alfredo Angulo against Joel Julio in a junior middleweight battle. Episode three of “24/7 Mayweather/Mosley” debuts at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT and will air again after the fight action. The bouts are set for 11:15 p.m. ET/PT.

Finally, the month’s frenetic pace concludes with the fourth and final episode of “24/7 Mayweather/Mosley” on Friday, April 30 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.

® WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING is a registered service mark of Home Box Office, Inc.

Article posted on 06.04.2010

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