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Friday, October 10, 2014

Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algieri 24/7 premieres Saturday, November 8

Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algieri 24/7 premieres Saturday, November 8
Oct. 10 2014 - As a prelude to the upcoming HBO Pay-Per-View® showdown on Nov. 22 between world welterweight champ Manny Pacquiao and fast-rising challenger Chris Algieri, HBO Sports will air "24/7 Pacquiao/Algieri," an action-packed one episode, 30-minute special examining the 147-pound title showdown. 

The "24/7 Pacquiao/Algieri" special will premiere Saturday, Nov. 8 at 1:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on HBO immediately following the live World Championship Boxing event from Atlantic City. The all-new documentary-styled presentation will explore the intriguing storylines connected to the Nov. 22 fight: one of the world's most popular and famous athletes defending his crown versus a remarkably confident, poised and undefeated prizefighter from Long Island, whose journey to the highest-profile stage in the sport is unparalleled and reads like a Hollywood script.

And here is the rest of it. The quintessential underdog versus superstar storyline will be explored with"24/7" cameras visiting Algieri at home on Long Island and in camp in Las Vegas as well as traveling to the Philippines to visit with Manny Pacquiao as he trains for the fight.

The 30-minute special narrated by Liev Schreiber and produced by HBO's Emmy®-Award-winning "24/7" production team will also be available on the HBO On Demand® service, HBO GO® and at www.hbo.com/boxing as well as various other new media platforms that distribute the series.

Additional programming elements for Pacquiao vs. Algieri that will air on HBO will be announced shortly.

Other HBO playdates for 24/7: November 9 (11:00 a.m.), 10 (2:45 a.m.), 13 (2:30 p.m.), 18 (8:45 a.m.), 19 (6:00 p.m.), 21 (1:00 p.m. & 3:00 a.m.), and 22 (9:45 a.m.).

. HBO2 playdates for 24/7: November 19 (8:00 p.m.) and 21 (4:15 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.).

HBO Signature playdates for 24/7: November 22 (5:30 p.m.)

All times are ET/PT.

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Advance tickets to Pacquiao vs. Algieri are available for purchase August 26-28 for Sands Rewards Club and Cotai Ring Club members. This exclusive pre-sale offer is available only at the Cotai Arena box office, and is not available online or via phone. For more details, visit www.venetianmacao.com/macau-entertainment/clash-in-cotai-ii.html.

Tickets for the Pacquiao vs. Algieri world welterweight championship event go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. August 29 at all Cotai Ticketing™ box offices*. Tickets can be purchased in one of eight categories: HKD/MOP 24,080 (Diamond), 20,080 (Platinum), 12,880 (Ruby), 9,880 (Gold), 6,480 (Silver), 3,880 (A Reserve), 1,880 (B Reserve) and 880 (C Reserve). HKD/MOP 88 adds a round trip Cotai Water Jet ferry ticket between Hong Kong and Macao. Tickets can be booked online at www.cotaiticketing.com, or by phone at +853 2882 8818 (Macao) / +852 6333 6660 (HK) / 4001 206 618 (China) / +63 2 395 3370 (Philippines). Tickets are also available through Hong Kong Ticketing (customer service fee applies), online at www.HKTicketing.com or by phone at +852 3128 8288, and via Macao Kong Seng Ticketing Network, online at www.macauticket.com, by phone at +853 2855 5555, or in person at selected retail outlets (for locations, visit www.macauticket.com/TicketWeb/ServiceStations.aspx).

NOTE: Bouts and times subject to change

Shannon Briggs chases Wladimir Klitschko in deep waters



Shannon Briggs is true to his words. "Everywhere you go, I go!" screamed Briggs, while on a small boat chasing Wladimir Klitschko. He's been confronting Klitschko in press conferences, workouts and in a restaurant, challenging the champ to fight him in the ring. Klitschko keep ignoring him.

I'm waiting if Shannon will follow Wlad in a toilet and issue the same challenge.

Funny guy! Who wants to secure a fight stalking and annoying the champion. It's better for Briggs to work his way up. But he knows he's too old for that. That's why he's trying to do this short cut.

What if Manny Pacquiao will end up doing these things Briggs is doing, to challenge Floyd Mayweather. What do you think will happen?