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Fans Invited to Pacquiao & Hatton Grand Arrivals on Tuesday

LAS VEGAS, NEV (April 26, 2009) – Boxing’s No. 1 attraction and pound-for-pound fighter, MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO, and his opponent, World Junior Welterweight Champion RICKY “Hitman” HATTON, will kick-off Fight Week This Tuesday! April 28, with their official red carpet Grand Arrivals! Both events are open to the public and fans are encouraged to come out and support their favorite fighter!

Pacquiao, the five-division world champion from the Philippines, along with trainer World-Famous Freddie Roach will arrive at the front entrance of Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino at Noon. Hatton, the defending world champion from England, and his trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr., will arrive at the front entrance of the MGM Grand at 1:30 p.m.

MEDIA Transportation Schedule

11:15 a.m. – Transportation Departs MGM Grand to Mandalay Bay
Noon – Pacquiao Arrival at Mandalay Bay

1:00 p.m. – Transportation Departs Mandalay Bay to MGM Grand
1:30 p.m. – Hatton Arrival at MGM Grand


HBO To Replay De La Hoya-Pacquiao 2008 & Hatton-Malinaggi 2008

April 24, 2009 - Leading up to the junior welterweight mega-fight featuring superstars Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton -- set for Saturday, May 2 and broadcast live on HBO Pay-Per-View-- HBO Sports will present the exclusive replay of both fighters’ previous ring action from 2008.

On Thursday, April 30 at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT) and Saturday, May 2 at 12 noon (ET/PT), HBO2 will replay back-to-back De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao 2008 and Hatton vs. Malinaggi 2008. Both fights ended with knockout victories in the highly anticipated showdowns. Manny Pacquiao’s 8th round triumph over Oscar de la Hoya last Dec. 5 in Las Vegas marked the third division conquered in as many attempts, while Ricky Hatton responded with an 11th round TKO triumph upon returning to the junior welterweight division in his win versus Paulie Malinaggi last Nov. 22 in Las Vegas.

The fights will also be available to HBO On Demand subscribers and can be seen 24 hours a day, from Monday, April 27 thru Monday, May 11.

On Saturday, May 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT, HBO Pay-Per-View will present Pacquiao vs. Hatton live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Article posted on 26.04.2009



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