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Monday, November 7, 2011
FIGHT NOW TV offering fight week coverage and live undercard of 'Pacquiao-Marquez III'
By: Bob Trieger, Full Court Press
HOBOKEN, New Jersey (November 7, 2011) -- FIGHT NOW TVTM-- America's only 24-hour combat sports and entertainment channel - will be the place to tune for full fight week coverage building-up to the November 12th Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez mega-fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
"FIGHT NOW TV is fortunate to be able to provide boxing fans full coverage leading up to this great fight between the Fighter of the Decade, Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao (54-3-2, 3 8 KOs) and Mexican warrior, and another future Hall of Famer, Juan Manual Marquez (53-5-1, 39 KOs)," said Mike Garrow, GM and co- founder of the channel. "This is what FIGHT NOW TV is all about - a destination for fight fans to go 24/7 -- in order to watch all of the fight week build-up, including the press conference and official weigh-in, plus breaking down match-ups and providing post fight analysis. It's made for a special week of unique programming on our channel. We would like to thank HBO sports and Top Rank for allowing us to deliver this unique coverage on our channel."
The FIGHT NOW TV coverage starts today (Monday, Nov. 7) at 8:30 PM/ET with the "Greatest Hits" of Pacquiao and Marquez, followed Tuesday evening at 8:30 PM/ET by the showing of the ground-breaking In This Corner show featuring Pacquiao.
The coverage continues Wednesday with live coverage of the final main-event press conference, airing at 3:30-4:30 PM/ET, followed by the first episode of HBO's 24/7: Pacquiao-Marquez at 8:30-9:00 PM/ET.
A repeat of the press conference kicks-off Thursday's action, starting at 8:30 PM/ET, and followed by Pacquiao-Marquez I between 9:00-10:00 PM/ET.
Friday's official weigh-in will be shown live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, starting at 5:30 PM/ET with PPV fighters and Pacquiao and Marquez are scheduled to step on the scale at 6 PM/ET. A scaled down version of the weigh-in will air later that evening at 8:30-9:00 PM/ET and then Pacquiao-Marquez II between 9:00-10:00 PM/ET.
The action gets even hotter Saturday on FIGHT NOW TV, right up to the third showdown between Pacquiao and Marquez. From 2:00-4:00 PM/ET on Saturday, all four episodes of HBO's popular 24/7: Pacquiao-Marquez will air, followed by a replay of In The Corner from 4:00-4:30 PM/ET, HBO's Pacquiao-Marquez Faceoff from 4:30 PM/ET to 4:45 PM/ET. Between 4:45-6:45 PM/ET, FIGHT NOW TV will then switch gears, picking-up a card headlined by an exciting fight in Manchester, England between unbeaten heavyweights Tyson Fury (16-0, 11 KOs), the Commonwealth and British champion, and Canadian titlist Neven Pajkic (16-0, 5 KOs), via Super Channel.
From 6:45 to 7:00 PM/ET, FIGHT NOW TV will offer the Pacquiao and Marquez Greatest Hits and then the Pacquiao-Marquez III undercard will take center stage LIVE on FIGHT NOW TV between 7:00-8:30 PM/ET.
The Pacquiao-Marquez III marathon takes a break between 8:30 PM/ET-12:30 AM/ET but be sure to catch "Pacquiao-Marquez III," promoted by Top Rank, live Saturday night, Nov. 12 on HBO Pay-Per-View (9:00 PM/ET).
Tune back to FIGHT NOW TV after the final bell at 12:30 AM/ET for LIVE post fight special on the channel for the Talkin' Boxing with Billy C one-hour post fight show as Billy C and his special guests break down all the action from that night's event.
FIGHT NOW TV is available on Cablevision channel 464 as part of the iO Sports & Entertainment Pak!
About FIGHT NOW TV: With offices in New Jersey, Las Vegas and Toronto, FIGHT NOW TV is across-platform media company that creates and distributes content through its television, video on demand, and online outlets.
Founded by Channel Zero, Inc and media entrepreneur Mike Garrow and launched earlier this year, FIGHT NOW TV is the first 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week combat sports channel, bringing the best battles, fiercest fights and stunning knockouts to America. FIGHT NOW TV caters to fight fans of every genre, giving them a front row seat to compelling coverage of MMA, boxing, wrestling/grappling, Muay Thai, kickboxing and other combat sports. FIGHT NOW is the place for the best analysis, live and current events, documentaries and news coverage of the biggest PPV events and match-ups from around the globe.
FIGHT NOW TV has also enlisted one of the fight game's biggest names to join its camp, former UFC champion and MMA legend Randy Couture, who serves as both spokesperson and analyst for the channel.
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For more information about FIGHT NOW TV go on line at www.fightnow.com, or follow on Twitter@fightnowtv and Facebook.com/fightnowtv.
About Pacquiao-Marquez III: Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions and MGM Grand, Pacquiao-Marquez III will be produced and distributed Live on Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.