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TNT Set to Broadcast HBO® Reality Series 24/7 Mayweather/Cotto; Hopkins vs. Dawson on Saturday

Four-Part Series Replays Over Four Consecutive Nights on TNT, beginning May 1

HBO’s Emmy-Award®-winning reality series ‘24/7’ is coming to TNT, which will air replays of the all-new four-part series 24/7 MAYWEATHER/COTTO on four consecutive nights, beginning Tuesday, May 1.

In the lead-up to the blockbuster HBO Pay-Per-View® telecast on May 5 in Las Vegas when Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto battle for Cotto’s world super welterweight title, TNT will replay a different episode of 24/7 MAYWEATHER/COTTO from Tuesday, May 1, through Friday, May 4. Episodes one through three are set to air immediately following the post-game edition of the Emmy Award®-winning studio program INSIDE THE NBA, which wraps up the evening’s NBA Playoff action.

24/7 MAYWEATHER/COTTO is the all-access, behind-the-scenes pass that allows viewers to step into the lives of the fighters before they step into the ring. Mayweather lives and trains in Las Vegas, while Puerto Rico’s Cotto is training in Orlando.

35-year-old Floyd Mayweather (42-0, 26 KOs) is a celebrated superstar making his sixth appearance on the 24/7 series. Cotto, 31, (37-2, 30 KOs) has reinvigorated his career by capturing the super welterweight title and successfully defending it twice in 2011. This is Cotto’s third appearance on 24/7.

Episode one of 24/7 will air on TNT on Tuesday, May 1, immediately after INSIDE THE NBA. Episodes two and three will air on subsequent nights on TNT following INSIDE THE NBA. The finale of 24/7 will air on TNT Friday, May 4, at 11:45 p.m. (ET/PT) less than 24 hours before the mega-fight in Las Vegas.

In the past four years, HBO’s 24/7 franchise has earned 14 Sports Emmys® for production excellence. Narrated by Liev Schreiber, the fast-moving, documentary-style production focuses on the training, commitment and sacrifices that prizefighters make in order to realize their dreams. The turnaround time is among the quickest in television as the series follows the fighters and their teams, both at camp and at home, while excitement and anxiety builds for the big fight.

Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is an industry leader in televised and online sports programming, airing championship-level sporting events on TBS, TNT and truTV, and managing some of the most popular sports sites on the Internet. Turner Sports’ television lineup includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, NASCAR and professional golf. The company’s digital portfolio includes NASCAR.COM, NCAA.com, PGATOUR.COM, GOLF.com and PGA.com, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile websites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, which includes NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA Mobile, the NBA Game Time App, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.

WORLD BOXING COUNCIL NEWS: Hopkins-Dawson

April 26, 2012 – Mexico City.

From the office of WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán:

WBC STATISTICS

WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship

Atlantic City, New Jersey – Boardwalk Hall

April 28, 2012

This will be the 1,778th fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 49-year history.

GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS AND GARY SHAW PRODUCTIONS PRESENT

BERNARD “The Executioner” HOPKINS (US)

WBC Light Heavyweight World Champion

Age, date of birth: 47 (January 15, 1965)

Residence: Hockessing, Delaware

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Professional record: 52-5-2, 1 ND, 1 NC, 32 KOs

Stance: Righthanded

Total rounds: 444

World title fights: 28 (22-3-2, 1 NC)

Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions



“Bad” CHAD DAWSON (US)

Ranked WBC No. 1 at light heavyweight

Former WBC Light Heavyweight World Champion

Age, date of birth: 29 (July 13, 1982)

Residence: New Haven, Connecticut

Birthplace: Hartsville, South Carolina

Professional record: 30-1, 1 ND, 1 NC, 17 KOs

Stance: Lefthanded

Total rounds: 159

World title fights: 9 (7-1, 1 ND)

Promoter: Gary Shaw Productions

WBC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS:

1. Harold Johnson (US)

2. Willie Pastrano (US)

3. Jose Torres (P. Rico)

4. Dick Tiger (Nigeria)

5. Bob Foster (US)

6. John Conteh (GB)

7. Miguel Angel Cuello (Arg)

8. Mate Parlov (Yugoslavia)

9. Marvin Johnson (US)

10. Matthew Saad Muhammad (US)

11. Dwight Muhammad Qawi (US)

12. Michael Spinks (US)

13. J.B. Williamson (US)

14. Dennis Andries (GB)

15. Thomas Hearns (US)

16. Don LaLonde (Can)

17. Ray Leonard (US)

18. Dennis Andries (GB) *

19. Jeff Harding (Australia)

20. Dennis Andries (GB) *

21. Jeff Harding (Australia) *

22. Mike McCallum (Jamaica)

23. Fabrice Tiozzo (Fra)

24. Roy Jones Jr. (US)

25. Montell Griffin (US)

26. Graciano Rocchigiani (Germany) (Interim)

27. Roy Jones Jr. (US) *

28. Antonio Tarver (US)

29. Roy Jones Jr. (US) *

30. Antonio Tarver (US) *

31. Tomasz Adamek (Poland)

32. Chad Dawson (US)

33. Adrian Diaconu (Romania/Canada)

34. Jean Pascal (Haiti/Canada)

35. Chad Dawson (US) Interim *

36. Bernard Hopkins (US)

* Regained



WBC TOP 10

1. Roy Jones Jr.

2. Jean Pascal

3. Michael Spinks

4. Bob Foster

5. Mike McCallum

6. Chad Dawson

7. Dick Tiger

8. Jose Torres

9. Willie Pastrano

10. Matthew Saad Muhammad



GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION IN WBC HISTORY:

29 light heavyweight world champions have been recognized by the WBC, of whom only five have regained the title: Dennis Andries (GB) two times, Jeff Harding (Australia), Roy Jones Jr. (US) two times, Antonio Tarver (US), and Chad Dawson (US).



Bob Foster (US) holds the record for light heavyweight world title defenses with 14.



112 light heavyweight world title bouts have been held in the history of the WBC.

This will be the 71st light heavyweight world title fight to take place in the United States in WBC history.



WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.

Article posted on 26.04.2012



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