LAS VEGAS, NV (October 29, 2009) – Although MANNY PACQUIAO and MIGUEL COTTO won’t be passing out their own candy corn or carving their own pumpkins, or dressing up to trick or treat, both fighters can’t resist the fun and mischief the holiday brings through a ghost of an idea that lightens their “ghouling” training schedules as they continue to prepare for their November 14 welterweight showdown at MGM Grand in Las Vegas live on HBO Pay-Per-View®..
Each fighter has created a costume “dream” scenario for this year’s Halloween. When asked, “If you could dress up as any boxer in history (and it can’t be yourself), who would it be and would it be a trick or a treat?”
Both phenoms selected two of boxing all-time greats without knowing the other’s choice. See who they’ll be for a celebratory Halloween scream!!
Treat—“I would be “BIG” GEORGE FOREMAN. Not only because it would give me an opportunity to win a world title in an eighth weight division but in a division I would never be big enough to grow into on my own. Plus, I would be big enough to play power forward in the NBA!”
Treat—“I would be MUHAMMAD ALI who besides being a great boxer is a sports icon who transcended the sports pages. And if I could be another athlete, I would be a NFL running back ADRIAN PETERSON who combines power with speed just like me.”
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Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Miguel Cotto Promotions, MGM Grand and Tecate, Firepower: Pacquiao vs. Cotto will take place Saturday, November 14 at the sold out MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. and will be produced and distributed Live on HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
HBO’s® fast-moving reality series “24/7 Pacquiao/Cotto” returns with an all new episode This Saturday! October 31 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. The four-episode series chronicles the preparations and back stories of both fighters as they train for their November 14 pay-per-view showdown. Episode one is available on HBO ON DEMAND®