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Povetkin meets with press to discuss Boswell fight; Froch-Ward video; Pacquiao-Marquez 24/7

World Boxing Association (WBA) Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin (22-0, 15 KOs) had a busy Monday as Team Sauerland held media days in Finland and Germany. On December 3, the undefeated 32-year-old will take on Cedric Boswell (35-1, 26 KOs) at Helsinki�s renowned Hartwall Areena. After catching up with the Finnish media in the morning, Povetkin flew to Berlin to discuss his first title defence with the German press in the afternoon. �I have been working hard in camp,� he stated. �Teddy Atlas is back in Russia to get me ready for Boswell. He is a strong challenger but we will come up with a plan to leave the ring victorious.�

Also in action on December 3 will be WBA & WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion Robert Helenius (16-0, 11 KOs), who takes on an opponent to be announced. Ever since knocking out three former world champions � namely Lamon Brewster, Samuel Peter and Siarhei Liakhovich � Helenius is a superstar in Finland. �It�s a small country,� he said with a smile. �But the people love sports, especially boxing. It will be a great pleasure to fight in front of my hometown fans again. I know it will be very loud at Hartwall Areena on December 3.�

Helenius had already visited Helsinki last Thursday to attend a packed press conference before returning to Berlin to resume practice. On Monday afternoon, he joined Alexander Povetkin on the podium in the German capital. �It will be a great night of boxing in Helsinki,� coach Ulli Wegner said. �The fact that Robert has already knocked out three former world champions speaks volumes about his class. He will make his hometown fans very proud on December 3 � just like Cecilia Braekhus, who is the best female boxer out there.�

The WBA/WBC/WBO Female Welterweight Champion (18-0, 4 KOs) will make another defence of her title collection on December 3, taking on Kuulei Kupihea (7-1, 2 KOs). �It will be great to fight in Helsinki again,� she said. �My management regularly picks opponents from the top ten. I am happy to prove myself against the best challengers out there. I will continue my winning streak in Helsinki.�

VIDEO - Sneak Peek at New Series from SHOWTIME Sports: STAREDOWN: Ward vs. Froch - Premieres Saturday, Dec. 3



Pacquiao/Marquez HBO Zone Roadblock set for Sat., Nov. 12 from Noon - 6:00 p.m. ET/PT

HBO transforms the HBO Zone channel into a fight-day boxing destination with a sensational six-hour block of Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez fight-related programming just hours before their electric pay-per-view showdown in Las Vegas. PACQUIAO/MARQUEZ HBO ZONE ROADBLOCK happens SATURDAY, NOV. 12 (noon-6:00 p.m. ET/PT).

Jim Lampley, who will be ringside to call the blow-by-blow action on the pay-per-view presentation later that evening, serves as host of the roadblock, which includes a one-hour �Fight Day Now!� show from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas at 4:00 p.m. that will give fans all the latest news and insights as the main event approaches.

PACQUIAO/MARQUEZ HBO ZONE ROADBLOCK includes:

Noon: �24/7 Pacquiao/Marquez� episode #1

12:30 p.m.: �24/7 Pacquiao/Marquez� episode #2

1:00 p.m.: �24/7 Pacquiao/Marquez� episode #3

1:30 p.m.: �24/7 Pacquiao/Marquez� episode #4

2:00 p.m.: �24/7 Overtime: Pacquiao/Marquez� with Jim Lampley (replay)

2:30 p.m.: �Pacquiao/Marquez: In & Out of the Ring� (greatest hits; music video; ring life)

3:00 p.m.: �24/7 Pacquiao/Marquez� episode #1

3:30 p.m.: �24/7 Pacquiao/Marquez� episode #2

4:00 p.m.: �Fight Day Now! Pacquiao/Marquez�

5:00 p.m.: �24/7 Pacquiao/Marquez� episode #3

5:30 p.m.: �24/7 Pacquiao/Marquez� episode #4

Follow HBO boxing news at hbo.com/boxing, on Facebook at facebook.com/hboboxing and on Twitter at twitter.com/hboboxing.

�Pacquiao vs. Marquez III� takes place Saturday, Nov. 12 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View� beginning at 9:00 p.m. (ET)/6:00 p.m. (PT).

FIGHT NOW TV offering fight week coverage and live undercard of 'Pacquiao-Marquez III'

HOBOKEN, New Jersey (November 7, 2011) -- FIGHT NOW TVTM-- America's only 24-hour combat sports and entertainment channel - will be the place to tune for full fight week coverage building-up to the November 12th Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez mega-fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

"FIGHT NOW TV is fortunate to be able to provide boxing fans full coverage leading up to this great fight between the Fighter of the Decade, Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao (54-3-2, 3 8 KOs) and Mexican warrior, and another future Hall of Famer, Juan Manual Marquez (53-5-1, 39 KOs)," said Mike Garrow, GM and co- founder of the channel. "This is what FIGHT NOW TV is all about - a destination for fight fans to go 24/7 -- in order to watch all of the fight week build-up, including the press conference and official weigh-in, plus breaking down match-ups and providing post fight analysis. It's made for a special week of unique programming on our channel. We would like to thank HBO sports and Top Rank for allowing us to deliver this unique coverage on our channel."

The FIGHT NOW TV coverage starts today (Monday, Nov. 7) at 8:30 PM/ET with the "Greatest Hits" of Pacquiao and Marquez, followed Tuesday evening at 8:30 PM/ET by the showing of the ground-breaking In This Corner show featuring Pacquiao.

The coverage continues Wednesday with live coverage of the final main-event press conference, airing at 3:30-4:30 PM/ET, followed by the first episode of HBO's 24/7: Pacquiao-Marquez at 8:30-9:00 PM/ET.

A repeat of the press conference kicks-off Thursday's action, starting at 8:30 PM/ET, and followed by Pacquiao-Marquez I between 9:00-10:00 PM/ET.

Friday's official weigh-in will be shown live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, starting at 5:30 PM/ET with PPV fighters and Pacquiao and Marquez are scheduled to step on the scale at 6 PM/ET. A scaled down version of the weigh-in will air later that evening at 8:30-9:00 PM/ET and then Pacquiao-Marquez II between 9:00-10:00 PM/ET.

The action gets even hotter Saturday on FIGHT NOW TV, right up to the third showdown between Pacquiao and Marquez. From 2:00-4:00 PM/ET on Saturday, all four episodes of HBO's popular 24/7: Pacquiao-Marquez will air, followed by a replay of In The Corner from 4:00-4:30 PM/ET, HBO's Pacquiao-Marquez Faceoff from 4:30 PM/ET to 4:45 PM/ET. Between 4:45-6:45 PM/ET, FIGHT NOW TV will then switch gears, picking-up a card headlined by an exciting fight in Manchester, England between unbeaten heavyweights Tyson Fury (16-0, 11 KOs), the Commonwealth and British champion, and Canadian titlist Neven Pajkic (16-0, 5 KOs), via Super Channel.

From 6:45 to 7:00 PM/ET, FIGHT NOW TV will offer the Pacquiao and Marquez Greatest Hits and then the Pacquiao-Marquez III undercard will take center stage LIVE on FIGHT NOW TV between 7:00-8:30 PM/ET.

The Pacquiao-Marquez III marathon takes a break between 8:30 PM/ET-12:30 AM/ET but be sure to catch "Pacquiao-Marquez III," promoted by Top Rank, live Saturday night, Nov. 12 on HBO Pay-Per-View (9:00 PM/ET).

Tune back to FIGHT NOW TV after the final bell at 12:30 AM/ET for LIVE post fight special on the channel for the Talkin' Boxing with Billy C one-hour post fight show as Billy C and his special guests break down all the action from that night's event.

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About FIGHT NOW TV: With offices in New Jersey, Las Vegas and Toronto, FIGHT NOW TV is across-platform media company that creates and distributes content through its television, video on demand, and online outlets.

Founded by Channel Zero, Inc and media entrepreneur Mike Garrow and launched earlier this year, FIGHT NOW TV is the first 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week combat sports channel, bringing the best battles, fiercest fights and stunning knockouts to America. FIGHT NOW TV caters to fight fans of every genre, giving them a front row seat to compelling coverage of MMA, boxing, wrestling/grappling, Muay Thai, kickboxing and other combat sports. FIGHT NOW is the place for the best analysis, live and current events, documentaries and news coverage of the biggest PPV events and match-ups from around the globe.

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For more information about FIGHT NOW TV go on line at www.fightnow.com, or follow on Twitter@fightnowtv and Facebook.com/fightnowtv.

About Pacquiao-Marquez III: Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions and MGM Grand, Pacquiao-Marquez III will be produced and distributed Live on Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

Article posted on 08.11.2011



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