Countdown To Taylor vs. Hopkins 2 Premieres Nov 19 On HBO

NOVEMBER, 18- HBO Sports is presenting a thirty-minute special analyzing the upcoming HBO PAY-PER-VIEW rematch featuring reigning undisputed Middleweight Champion Jermain Taylor and Bernard Hopkins, the man looking to reclaim his title. The highly anticipated rematch "Taylor vs. Hopkins 2", is set for Saturday, December 3 in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Taylor scored a split decision victory over Hopkins last July, igniting a fierce rivalry..

The special "COUNTDOWN TO TAYLOR vs. HOPKINS 2," which will feature fighter profiles, expert analysis and forecasts for the showdown in Las Vegas, will premiere Saturday, November 19 immediately following the HBO World Championship Boxing telecast of "Floyd Mayweather vs. Sharmba Mitchell" on the main HBO service (11:15 p.m. approximate). It will also be available to HBO ON DEMAND subscribers from Monday, November 21 thru the date,


Friday, November 25 at 6:30 p.m. and 11:35 p.m.
Saturday, November 26 at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, November 27 at 7:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m.
Monday, November 28 at 12 noon
Tuesday, November 29 at 8:30 a.m. & 10:00 p.m.
Friday, December 2 at 11:30 a.m. & 12:00 midnight
Saturday, December 3 at 5:30 p.m.

All Times Are (ET) / (PT)

Tickets, priced at $800, $600, $400, $200 are on sale now at the Mandalay Bay Theatre Box Office. Tickets also will be sold at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (Tower Records/WOW!, Smith’s Food and Drug Centers, Robinsons-May stores and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call the Mandalay Bay box office at (702) 632-7580 or Ticketmaster at (702) 474-4000. Tickets also are available for purchase at or

The Taylor vs. Hopkins 2 pay-per-view telecast, beginning at 6 p.m. (PT) / 9 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, December 3, has a suggested retail price of $49.95, will be distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View and will be available to more than 50 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD. HBO Pay-Per-View is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry.

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Article posted on 19.11.2005

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