Global icon MANNY PACQUIAO will face off with one of the most exciting fighters in the business, BRANDON RIOS, NOVEMBER 23rd on HBO PPV from the Venetian Macao’s CotaiArena in Macau, China. Leading up to the fight, HBO Sports’ groundbreaking “24/7” reality franchise returns for its 18th boxing installment with 24/7 PACQUIAO/RIOS which debuts this SATURDAY, NOV. 9 (12:15-12:45 a.m. ET/PT).
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24/7 PACQUIAO/RIOS will provide exclusive behind-the-scenes access, along with in-depth interviews, as the fighters prepare for their highly anticipated meeting. Episodes Two and Three of 24/7 PACQUIAO/RIOS debut Saturday, Nov. 16 (9:30-10:00 p.m.) and Thursday, Nov. 21 (10:00-10:30 p.m.), with the finale premiering two nights before the high-stakes welterweight bout.
Making his eighth “24/7” appearance, Pacquiao is expected to surround himself with a trusted contingent of family and friends as he works primarily in the Philippines with longtime trainer Freddie Roach. In his “24/7” debut, Rios will be trained by longtime trainer Robert Garcia in the burgeoning boxing market of Oxnard, Cal.
24/7 PACQUIAO/RIOS is the latest installment of the acclaimed franchise that began in 2007 and is the most-honored sports series on TV over the last six years, earning 17 Sports Emmys. Last year’s “24/7 Pacquiao/Marquez 4” was recently recognized with the Sports Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Editing. The “24/7” franchise has now captured the Emmy in the Outstanding Editing category five years in a row.