Four Weeks of Special Boxing Programming Airs at Midnight ET/PT on CNN/U.S., beginning Saturday, May 19
HBO’s Emmy-Award®-winning reality series ‘24/7’ is returning to CNN, which will air replays of the all-new, all-access series 24/7 PACQUIAO/BRADLEY, beginning Saturday, May 19 at midnight ET/PT.
In the lead-up to the HBO Pay-Per-View® telecast on June 9 in Las Vegas when world welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao meets undefeated challenger Timothy Bradley Jr., CNN will present four consecutive weeks of original 24/7 PACQUIAO/BRADLEY programming, beginning Saturday, May 19 (12 midnight ET/PT) with 24/7: ROAD TO PACQUIAO/BRADLEY, an all-new 30-minute documentary special that focuses on the fighters’ personal stories.
New episodes of 24/7 PACQUIAO/BRADLEY will air on CNN on subsequent Saturdays – May 26 (12 midnight ET/PT) and June 2 (12 midnight ET/PT). The 24/7 finale will air on CNN on Friday, June 8 (12 midnight ET/PT), less than 24 hours before the 147-pound title showdown in Las Vegas.
33-year-old Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs) is an international boxing star making his sixth appearance on the 24/7 series. He is the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani province in the Philippines. A native of Palm Springs, CA, Bradley, 28, (28-0, 12 KOs) has steadily built his professional career and is determined to showcase his formidable skills under the bright Las Vegas spotlight. This marks Bradley’s 24/7 debut.
In the past five years, HBO’s 24/7 franchise has earned 16 Sports Emmys® for production excellence. Narrated by Liev Schreiber, the fast-moving, documentary-styled production focuses on the training, commitment and sacrifices that prizefighters make in order to realize their dreams. The turnaround time is among the quickest in television as the series follows the fighters and their teams both at camp and at home as excitement and anxiety builds for the big fight.
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