HBO to air 24/7 feature on Pacquiao-Hatton


Posted at Mar 10 2009 09:37 PM | Updated as of Mar 11 2009 06:01 AM

US television cable giant Home Box Office (HBO) will run a four-episode feature on the Manny Pacquiao-Ricky Hatton fight starting April 11, according to a Broadcasting & Cable report.

Titled Pacquiao/Hatton 24/7, the feature will be similar to the show HBO aired for Pacquiao’s fight with boxing legend Oscar de la Hoya last year.

"This latest edition of 24/7 features two of the most talented and personable fighters in boxing today," said HBO Sports President Ross Greenburg.

"We look forward to bringing compelling storylines and personalities to our subscribers in what promises to be engaging television,” he added.

Among the highlights of the 24/7 feature will be the boxer's relationships with their trainers, particularly between Hatton and his controversial trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr..

Pacquiao is scheduled to challenge Hatton for the IBO and The Ring Magazine light welterweight title on May 2 at the MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada.