Press Release #96 (11/8/11)
CABLE SYSTEMS TO AIR MUCH ANTICIPATED BOXING REMATCH ON SAT., NOV. 12:
PACQUIAO VS. MARQUEZ III, LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS ON CABLE PAY-PER-VIEW
Free Preview Show Now Available on Cable's On Demand all Week Leading Up to the Fight
Full Two Hour Countdown Show on Cable Before the Fight Begins
New York, Nov. 8 - Two of the world's best fighters will collide in the ring for a third showdown when eight-time World Champion Manny "PacMan" Pacquiao again meets Three-Division World Champion Juan Manuel "Dinimata" Marquez for the World Welterweight Championship, LIVE on Cable Pay-Per-View, Saturday, Nov. 12 at 9 PM ET, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. A Free On Demand Preview show is now available to cable customers. The championship fight, Boxing: Pacquiao vs. Marquez III will be preceded by a full two-hour Countdown show, beginning at 7 PM ET, which includes episodes of HBO's "24/7 Pacquiao vs. Marquez III," the Preview show and the weigh-in. For more information about the fight: http://www.indemand.com/product/view/255829
NOW PLAYING ON CABLE, FREE ON DEMAND CONTENT:
Boxing: Pacquiao vs. Marquez III Preview Show - Systems around the country are offering viewers a half-hour Preview Show via Free On Demand (FOD). Available now, in English and Spanish. The show delves into the backgrounds of Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, two fighters who were made to fight each other. They've fought two unforgettable battles to a virtual draw, and their styles ignite the perfect storm in the ring. The iconic Pacquiao is relentless. The warrior Marquez has pinpoint accuracy. Pacquiao has knocked Marquez down, and each and every time his nemesis has risen back up and responded by punching back stronger and harder than before. And after 24 rounds of non-stop action in two previous matches, they will reunite for Chapter Three to settle the score once and for all. Pride, glory and the World Welterweight Championship are all on the line, in what is certain to be one of the most memorable trilogies of all-time.
Preview Show En Espanol:
Boxeo: Pacquiao vs. Marquez III Pre Show - Manny Pacquiao y Juan Manuel Márquez se preparan para ajustar cuentas de una vez por todas.
Weigh-In - Boxing: Pacquiao vs. Marquez III - Watch as Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez weigh in before their much anticipated fight. Weigh-in footage will be available on cable systems via Free On Demand starting on Saturday Nov. 12.
Boxing: Countdown To Pacquiao vs. Marquez - A two hour countdown precedes the fight, with interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of both fighters as they prepare for the continuation of their epic rivalry. Countdown includes two episodes of HBO's 24/7, the PPV Preview Show and the Weigh-In. Available in Spanish via SAP.
Free programs can now be found within the Free On Demand offerings on various cable systems. Locations will differ by system but viewers can check their Video On Demand (VOD) menus under Events On Demand, Free Previews, Free Extras or Sports.
About the fighters:
The fighters met in the ring twice before. In May, 2004, their first collision resulted in a draw. In March, 2008, Pacquiao won their WBC Super Featherweight Championship bout in a 12 round split decision. Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, (53-3-2, 38 KOs), has been named the Boxing Writers Association's Fighter of the Year three times and "Fighter of the Decade 2000-2009." The 32 year-old is a national hero in his native Phillippines. He is currently the WBO World Welterweight Champion. Juan Manuel "Dinamina" Marquez, (53-5-1, 39 KOs), is one of the greatest Mexican fighters in the world. The 38 year-old is a champion across three separate divisions. His match against Juan Diaz was named the BWA's "Fight of the Year for 2009."
Boxing: Pacquiao Vs. Marquez III is an HBO Pay-Per-View® Presentation. The promoter is Top Rank. The free content and the fight are distributed to cable by iN DEMAND L.L.C.
About iN DEMAND L.L.C.
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