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HBO To Replay De La Hoya Quartey 1999 & Diaz Pacquiao 2008

Dec. 1, 2008 - Leading up to the welterweight super fight between Oscar de la Hoya and Manny Pacquiao -- set for Saturday, Dec. 6 in Las Vegas and broadcast live on HBO Pay-Per-View -- HBO Sports will present the exclusive replay of a career-defining fight in each fighter’s portfolio. On Friday, Dec. 5 at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT) and Saturday, Dec. 6 at 8:30 a.m. (ET/PT), HBO2 will replay De La Hoya vs. Quartey 1999 followed immediately by Diaz vs. Pacquiao 2008. Both fights took place under the bright lights of Las Vegas and were career-defining moments for the two winners. In 1999, De La Hoya held on to his welterweight title in a thrilling 12-round split decision victory over Ike Quartey, while earlier this year, Pacquiao added another title to his name by jumping up to the lightweight ranks and scoring a 9th round KO over David Diaz..

The fights will also be available to HBO On Demand subscribers and can be seen 24 hours a day, starting Monday, Dec. 1.

On Saturday, Dec. 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT, HBO Pay-Per-View will present De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.


TWO TITLE FIGHTS HIGHLIGHT DECEMBER 6 “THE DREAM MATCH” PAY-PER-VIEW UNDERCARD

VICTOR ORTIZ vs. JEFFREY RESTO and JUAN MANUEL LOPEZ vs. SERGIO MEDINA

Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank announced the addition of two 12-round title fights to the December 6 pay-per-view undercard of “The Dream Match,” headlined by the 12-round welterweight collision between two of boxing’s biggest attractions OSCAR DE LA HOYA and MANNY PACQUIAO.

NABO junior welterweight champion and Top-Five contender “Vicious” VICTOR ORTIZ defends his title against JEFFREY RESTO and WBO junior featherweight champion JUAN MANUEL “Juanma” LOPEZ defends his crown against Top-10 contender and Argentinian National super bantamweight champion SERGIO “Rocky” MEDINA. Combined, these four warriors have a sterling record of 100-4-1 (69 KOs) – a winning percentage of 95% and a victory by knockout ratio of 69%.

Ortiz (22-1-1, 17 KOs), from Oxnard, Calif., a former amateur standout, is currently riding a two-year, 16-bout unbeaten streak, including 12 knockout victories. He captured the vacant NABO title in his last fight, a fifth-round stoppage of Roberto Arrieta in September. Recent knockout victories of former world champion Carlos Maussa and contender Emmanuel Clottey have raised his world rating to a career-high, No, 5 in both the WBO and the WBA. Resto (22-2, 13 KOs) is enjoying a four-year winning streak. This year, the Bronx native of both Mexican and Puerto Rican descent scored decision wins over Humberto Tapia and Hector Altorre, who had a combined record of 27-8-1 when he fought them. Resto is currently rated No. 7 by the NABO.

Lopez (23-0, 21 KOs), from Caguas, Puerto Rico, will be making his second world title defense on December 6. The 2004 Puerto Rican Olympian has not had an opponent go the distance with him in over two years. He captured the world title in June, knocking out defending champion Daniel Ponce De Leon in the first round. He retained the title in his first defense in October against Cesar Figueroa, again by first-round knockout. Medina (33-1, 18 KOs), from Salta, Argentina, enters the fight riding a five-bout winning streak, while collecting the WBO-Inter-Continental, the Argentina National and the WBA Latin American junior featherweight titles en route to a top-10 world rating.


Pacquiao's Grand Arrival at Mandalay Bay - 11 AM PT

LAS VEGAS, NEV. (December 2, 2008) – Citizens of the Pacman Nation, "REJOICE!" Boxing’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter and five-division world champion MANNY PACQUIAO makes his Official Grand Arrival Today! Tuesday, December 2 at 11 a.m. PT. Pacquiao and his trainer World-Famous Freddie Roach will arrive at the front porte cachere of Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino (The Official Resort of Team Pacquiao. Accept no substitutions!) in a custom-designed 30-seat, 10-wheel luxury bus festooned with images of Pacquiao from stem to stern on all sides.

(Note: Oscar De La Hoya’s Grand Arrival is scheduled later that same day at 12:30 p.m. at the front porte cachere of the MGM Grand.)


DE LA HOYA/PACQUIAO 24/7 DEC. 4 EPISODE

Episode #4 (series finale)

Debut date: THURSDAY, DEC. 4 (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: Dec. 4 (11:30 p.m.), 5 (10:30 p.m.), 6 (11:30 a.m.), 7 (8:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m.), 8 (10:00 a.m., 11:45 p.m.), 9 (7:30 p.m.) and 10 (9:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Dec. 5 (1:30 p.m., 4:20 a.m.), 12 (10:00 p.m.) and 13 (11:00 a.m.)

HBO On Demand availability begins: Dec. 6.

Oscar de la Hoya and Manny Pacquiao break camp and head to Las Vegas for their final fight week activities as the Dec. 6 welterweight showdown approaches.


HBO will present all four episodes of DE LA HOYA/PACQUIAO 24/7 back-to-back on Friday, Dec. 5 (9:00-11:00 p.m.) and Saturday, Dec. 6 (10:00 a.m.-noon); HBO2 will present all four episodes back-to-back on Friday, Dec. 12 (8:30-10:30 p.m.) and Saturday, Dec. 13 (9:30-11:30 a.m.). In addition, the first three episodes are currently available on HBO On Demand.

The executive producers of DE LA HOYA/PACQUIAO 24/7 are Ross Greenburg and Rick Bernstein; coordinating producer, Dave Harmon: producers, Scott Boggins and Johnson McKelvy; narrator, Liev Schreiber.


DE LA HOYA VS. PACQUIAO FIGHT WEEK FEED SCHEDULE


COORD: GALAXY 17/ TR. 20 (Ku-Band Analog)

Downlink Frequency: 12100 Vertical

SAME COORDINATES FOR ALL FEEDS

(Except Post-Fight Highlight Feed)


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3

LIVE! DE LA HOYA AND PACQUIAO FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE

FEED: 3:45pm-5:00pm ET/ 12:45pm-2:00pm PT

Feed Trouble #: 310-575-4400


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4

LIVE! SATELLITE MEDIA TOUR

LIVE FEED: 1:45pm-4:00pm ET/ 10:45am-1:00pm PT

Manny Pacquiao: 2:00pm-3:00pm ET/ 11:00am-12 Noon PT

Oscar de la Hoya: 3:00pm-4:00pm ET/ 12 Noon-1:00pm PT

Feed Trouble #: 310-575-4400


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5

LIVE! OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN

LIVE FEED: 5:15pm-6:30pm ET/ 2:15pm-3:30pm PT

Main Event Fighters on Scale: 6:00pm ET/ 3:00pm PT

Feed Trouble #: (702) 891-0955



*SPECIAL NOTE*

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6

POST-FIGHT HIGHLIGHT FEED

(COURTESY OF HBO SPORTS/HBO PAY-PER-VIEW)

EST. FEED TIME: Approximately 15 min following the conclusion of the telecast

Coordinates: Galaxy 16/ K22 (Ku-Band Analog), Downlink Freq: 12140 (Vertical)

*Domestic use only. No website use

Feed Trouble #: (702) 891-0955

Promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank, Inc., presented by Tequila Cazadores and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, DeWalt Tools, Full Throttle Energy Drink and Southwest Airlines. De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao, a 12-round welterweight battle, will take place Saturday, Dec. 6 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. The fight will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per View, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

HBO’s all-access reality series “De La Hoya/Pacquiao 24/7” presents the series finale Thursday, Dec. 4 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. All four episodes of “De La Hoya/Pacquiao 24/7” will be shown in a two-hour block consecutively on Friday, Dec. 5 at 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6 at 10:00 a.m. on HBO. All times are ET/PT.

Article posted on 02.12.2008



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