HBO SPORTS PRESENTS A RISING STAR’S NETWORK DEBUT ON
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®: CHAD DAWSON VS. ANTONIO TARVER II
PLUS THE EXCITING REPLAY OF PACQUIAO-HATTON SATURDAY, MAY 9 ON HBO
HBO Sports delivers an action-packed light heavyweight title fight when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: CHAD DAWSON VS. ANTONIO TARVER II is presented live SATURDAY, MAY 9 (9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT) from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, exclusively on HBO. The WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING team will be ringside for the event, which will be presented in HDTV and in Spanish on HBO Latino.
Other HBO playdates: May 10 (9:00 a.m.) and 11 (12:35 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: May 10 (4:30 p.m.) and 12 (11:30 p.m.)
Coming into his prime at age 26, light heavyweight titleholder Chad Dawson (27-0, 17 KOs) is a rising star who is making his much-anticipated HBO debut. The New Haven, Conn. resident has quickly become one of the most feared competitors in the division, thanks to his dominating speed, size and athleticism. In the 12th round of his first encounter with the crafty Tarver last October, Dawson delivered a blow that sent his rival to the mat, eventually claiming victory.
The formidable Antonio Tarver (27-5, 19 KOs) of Orlando, Fla. boasts a perfect 3-0 record in rematches, having turned the tables on Eric Harding, Roy Jones Jr. and Glen Johnson in the sequels to those encounters. Though he was overpowered in his first battle with Dawson, Tarver is determined to settle the score in this 12-round light heavyweight title fight.
The telecast will also include the exclusive replay of the May 2 junior welterweight showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton. Pacquiao scored a decisive second round KO triumph.
All WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING events are broadcast in HDTV. HBO viewers must have access to the HBO HDTV channel to watch HBO programming in high definition.
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