AN ALL-ACCESS TWO-PART SERIES LEADING UP TO THE
PAY-PER-VIEW SHOWDOWN AT NEW YORK’S MADISON SQUARE GARDEN,
DEBUTS NOV. 19, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO
NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2011 – HBO Sports’ groundbreaking “24/7” reality franchise, which has captured 14 Sports Emmy® Awards, returns in November for its 12th boxing installment with 24/7 COTTO/MARGARITO, an all-new, all-access series, it was announced today by Rick Bernstein, executive producer, HBO Sports. Debuting SATURDAY, NOV. 19 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), the two-part series will follow the main participants in one of boxing’s most heated rivalries as they prepare to settle the score in an intriguing pay-per-view showdown at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Dec. 3.
“We look forward to chronicling the road to the highly anticipated rematch between Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito,” noted Bernstein. “We have seen both main characters once before on ‘24/7,’ and their personal stories are a compelling backdrop for this new edition.”
Episode two of 24/7 COTTO/MARGARITO debuts Saturday, Nov. 26, just one week before the before the high-stakes super welterweight title showdown. Both episodes will have multiple replay dates on HBO, including a back-to-back presentation Friday, Dec. 2 (8:00-9:00 p.m.). The series will also be available on HBO On Demand® and HBO GO®.
24/7 COTTO/MARGARITO will provide exclusive behind-the-scenes access, along with in-depth interviews, as the fighters prepare for their second meeting in the ring.
Cotto, a native of Puerto Rico, brings a record of 36-2, 29 KOs into the rematch, with his only two pro losses coming to Margarito in 2008 and Manny Pacquiao in 2009. Training out of the popular west coast destination of Oxnard, Cal., Margarito has a career mark of 38-7, 27 KOs and is seeking to extinguish the controversy that has loomed over their first encounter.
“Cotto vs. Margarito II” takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday, Dec. 3 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 COTTO/MARGARITO is Rick Bernstein; senior producer, Dave Harmon; producers, George Jakovic and Gabriel Spitzer; writer, Aaron Cohen. Liev Schreiber narrates.