Pacquiao vs Rios 24/7 Preview, Schedule, And Where To Watch: HBO's Three-Part Reality Series To Debut Saturday
Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios are set to collide in a highly-anticipated showdown on Nov. 24 in Macau. Leading up to the potential Fight of the Year, HBO will air the world-renowned 24/7 reality franchise.
The "Pacquiao vs Rios 24/7" series will debut on HBO Saturday after the "HBO Boxing After Dark" fight card, which will feature a triple-header headlined by the rematch between Nonito Donaire and Vic Darchinyan.
The 24/7 Pacquiao Rios will feature an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the training camps of both fighters, including in-depth interviews about their upcoming showdown on Nov.23 in Macau.
In the first part of the series, Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach will look back at their devastating sixth-round knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez in December and how they will approach their upcoming fight against Rios.
"I'll be more careful to avoid the careless error I made against Marquez," said Pacquiao in one of the interviews, as reported by Bad Left Hook. "I want to prove to everyone that I still can fight like the old Manny Pacquiao. I need to restore the public's confidence in me and my abilities. It's important that this be an impressive victory."
Pacquiao, who expressed confidence that he will emerge victorious against Rios, also revealed that they will use a similar strategy they used against Ricky Hatton, who was knocked out by Pacquiao in the second round of their showdown in May 2009.
Rios, on the other hand, will talk about his preparation for the biggest fight of his career and how he earned the right to face Pacquiao through his performance in his two action-packed bouts with Mike Alvarado.
Episode 1 will also be played on HBO on Saturday at 5:25 a.m., Sunday at 11:45 a.m., Monday at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 13 at 9:30 p.m. , Nov. 14 at 12 a.m., and Nov. 16th at 9:30 a.m..
The first part will could also be viewed on HBO 2 on Sunday at 11 p.m., Nov. 15 at 10:30 p.m., Nov. 22 at 11:15 p.m.,, and Nov. 23 at 1:40 p.m.
Episode No.2 of the 24/7 Pacquiao/Rios reality series will first air on Nov. 16th at 9:30 p.m., while the finale will be on Nov. 21 at 10 p.m.-- two days before the Pacquiao-Rios showdown that will air on HBO Pay-Per-View.