A FOUR-EPISODE, ALL-ACCESS SERIES LEADING UP TO THE
PAY-PER-VIEW SHOWDOWN BETWEEN TWO BOXING SUPERSTARS,
DEBUTS APRIL 10, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO
HBO Sports’ groundbreaking “24/7” reality franchise returns for its eighth boxing installment with the four-episode, all-access series 24/7 MAYWEATHER/MOSLEY. Debuting SATURDAY, APRIL 10 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/7:00-7:30 p.m. PT), the show follows two of boxing’s top performers – Floyd Mayweather and Shane Mosley – as they prepare for their May 1 welterweight pay-per-view showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Episode # 1
Debut: SATURDAY, APRIL 10 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/7:00-7:30 p.m. PT)
Other HBO playdates: April 10 (12:45 a.m. ET only/9:45 p.m. PT only), 11 (10:15 a.m.), 12 (10:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m., 12:35 a.m.), 13 (2:00 p.m.), 15 (9:00 p.m., midnight), 16 (2:05 a.m.), 17 (11:30 a.m.), 24 (7:30 p.m.), 28 (1:00 a.m.) and 30 (7:00 p.m.), and May 1 (9:30 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: April 11 (11:00 p.m.), 13 (9:30 p.m.) and 30 (1:00 a.m.), and May 1 (4:00 p.m.)
HBO On Demand availability begins: April 12
Following their raucous press tour, the future Hall of Famers open training camp. Floyd Mayweather (40-0, 25 KOs) returns home to the familiar confines of Las Vegas and the Mayweather Boxing Gym, while Shane Mosley (46-5, 39 KOs) heads to camp in the mountains of Big Bear, Cal.
Episodes two and three of 24/7 MAYWEATHER/MOSLEY debut on subsequent Saturdays – April 17 (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET/6:30-7:00 p.m. PT) and 24 (8:30-9:00 p.m.) – while the finale debuts Friday, April 30 (8:30-9:00 p.m.), just one night before the super showdown. All four episodes will have multiple replay dates on HBO, and the series will also be available on HBO On Demand.
On Saturday, May 1 at 9:00 p.m. (ET)/6:00 p.m. (PT), HBO Pay-Per-View presents “Mayweather vs. Mosley,” live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The 24/7 boxing franchise recently received six Sports Emmy® nominations for the 2009 programming year, including Outstanding Edited Sports Special for the series “24/7 Mayweather/Marquez.” Winners will be announced April 26.
The executive producers of 24/7 MAYWEATHER/MOSLEY are Ross Greenburg and Rick Bernstein; senior producer, Dave Harmon; coordinating producer, Scott Boggins; producers, Jon Crystal and Bentley Weiner; writer, Aaron Cohen. Liev Schreiber narrates.
HBO SPORTS PRESENTS A BATTLE OF SUPERPOWERS WHEN
HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®: AMIR KHAN VS. PAULIE MALIGNAGGI
AND NATE CAMPBELL VS. VICTOR ORTIZ IS SEEN SATURDAY, MAY 15
HBO’s hit late-night boxing series features a heated battle between superpowers when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: AMIR KHAN VS. PAULIE MALIGNAGGI AND NATE CAMPBELL VS. VICTOR ORTIZ is presented SATURDAY, MAY 15 at 9:45 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT), from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team will be ringside for the event, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.
Other HBO playdates: May 16 (8:15 a.m.) and 17 (11:30 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: May 16 (4:45 p.m.) and 18 (11:30 p.m.)
Super lightweight titleholder Amir Khan (22-1, 16 KOs), of Bolton, England sets sail across the Atlantic for his first contest on U.S. shores, defending his crown against Brooklyn native Paulie Malignaggi (27-3, 5 KOs) in a 12-round showdown. Khan, 23, displays a combination of dazzling speed and remarkable timing, and is coming off a 76-second knockout of Dmitriy Salita. Loquacious former titleholder Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi, one of the sport’s toughest outs, is prepared to shut the door on Khan’s American dream. The 29-year-old Malignaggi used his great agility and determination to defeat Juan Diaz in December, and will have lots of hometown support when he returns home to fight in The Garden.
In the evening’s opening bout, former lightweight champion Nate Campbell (33-5-1, 25 KOs) of Jacksonville, Fla. takes on Kansas-born Victor Ortiz (26-2-1, 21 KOs), now of Oxnard, Cal., in an electrifying ten-round super lightweight contest. Unbeaten since 2006, the 38-year-old Campbell has an impressive resume, gritty demeanor and artistic boxing style, boasting a level of experience and resiliency the young Ortiz has not encountered in previous opponents. Coming off victories over Hector Alatorre and Antonio Diaz, the fast-rising 23-year-old Ortiz looks to counter Campbell with devastating knockout power.
The executive producer of HBO BOXING AFTER DARK is Rick Bernstein; producer, Thomas Odelfelt; director, Mike Sheehan.
® HBO BOXING AFTER DARK is a registered service mark of Home Box Office, Inc.