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truTV Set to Broadcast HBO Reality Series 24/7 Pacquiao/Bradley; Mike Jones vs. Randall Bailey on Saturday

HBO’s Emmy-Award®-winning reality series ‘24/7’ is coming to truTV, which will air a marathon replay of all four installments of the new series 24/7 PACQUIAO/BRADLEY on Saturday, June 9 at 4:00 p.m. ET/PT, just a few hours before the intriguing welterweight title showdown takes place in Las Vegas.

In the lead-up to the highly anticipated HBO Pay-Per-View® telecast on June 9 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena when international superstar Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs) meets undefeated challenger Timothy Bradley Jr. (28-0, 12 KOs) in a 12-round welterweight title fight, truTV -- for the first time ever -- will air the ‘24/7’ reality series consecutively, starting at 4:00 p.m. ET on fight day. Each episode of ‘24/7’ runs 30 minutes.

24/7 PACQUIAO/BRADLEY 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. Pacquiao, the pride of the Philippines, who has won world titles in eight different weight divisions, is training at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, CA, while the fast-rising Bradley is based in his hometown of Palms Springs, CA.

In the past five years, HBO’s 24/7 franchise has earned 16 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.

truTV, one of cable’s fastest growing brands, offers a wildly entertaining look at the real world through outrageous characters, unpredictable situations and irreverent storytelling. Currently seen in 92 million U.S. households, truTV features such popular original series as Hardcore Pawn, Full Throttle Saloon, Lizard Lick Towing, Storage Hunters, Impractical Jokers, Operation Repo, South Beach Tow, Black Gold and World's Dumbest…, as well as the acquired hit Wipeout. In addition, truTV is a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. During the daytime, the channel features expert trial coverage under the name In Session.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

Mike Jones' Trainer Likes His Fighter's Chances

Philadelphia, PA -- Vaughn Jackson, who has been training undefeated welterweight Mike Jones (26-0, 19 KOs) since Jones turned pro in 2005, has a quiet, yet bold confidence as his fighter is less than a week from boxing Randall Bailey (42-7, 36 KOs) for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) world welterweight title on June 9 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, as part of the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley championship card.

“He’s well-prepared,” Jackson said of Jones, 29, the No. 1 rated IBF welterweight contender. “Mike is going to bring out the best in himself.”

Jackson is well aware of Bailey’s reputation as one of boxing’s strongest punchers, but feels that won’t be enough against Jones, a knockout threat himself with a 73% knockout percentage to Bailey’s 72%.

“I’ve been watching Randall Bailey for quite a while now,” Jackson said. “He still has a lot of power, but I’m not expecting any changes since he’s an older guy stuck in his old ways. Whatever he brings, we’ll be ready for it.

“People talk and say what they’re going to do, but when Bailey gets in the ring and feels how strong Mike is, he’s going to be in a lot of trouble and have his hands full. He’ll realize then he’s in with a full-blown 147-pound man. Mike is big. If Bailey thinks he can bully Mike, that’s not going to happen.”

Jackson, 42, one of the best of the new breed of trainers, feels that Jones has a big advantage in overall boxing skills, speed and movement, which will allow the younger Jones, to dictate the pace of the fight.

“Randall Bailey won’t be able to stand back and dictate the pace,” Jackson said. “Mike, with his all-around boxing talent, will dictate the pace. Bailey will have to move around more than he’s accustomed to, which he’s never been known to do and at his age (37) that will be even more difficult for him now. I think Bailey is going to step straight to Mike and try to hit the lottery. That’s the only chance he has, but Bailey’s chin is suspect, and Mike can crack, too.”

Jackson is excited about Jones’ first world title opportunity, but he’s treating it like all of their previous 26 winning efforts. Jackson is certain that Jones will shine brightly.

“Although this is a title fight, this is just another fight for us,” he said. “Bailey is just a stepping-stone for Mike to becoming the undefeated welterweight champion of the world, the new IBF champion.

“Mike’s going to shine like a 2,000-watt light bulb.”

SADAM ALI & WORLDKID PROMOTIONS A WINNER IN INAUGURAL SHOW

BROOKLYN, NY (June 4, 2012)—Sadam Ali remained perfect as he thrilled a packed house at the Aviator Sports Complex when he took out Franklin Gonzales in the eighth round of the Welterweight contest. That result was the perfect ending for Ali as it a was successful evening for Ali’s first promotion with his new company Worldkid Promotions.

Ali thrilled his legions of fans with a diverse attack as he used both hands and continued to back Gonzalez up. Ali had Gonzalez throughout the contest and finally was able to score a knockdown in round eight.

The entire fight card was streamed LIVE all over the by www.gfl.tv and now can be accessed on-demand for just $9.99 by clicking: http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/Boxing/Worldkid_Promotions_Presents_Brooklyn_Boxing_Live/1556

Ali closed the show in spectacular fashion as a thunderous combination that sent Gonzalez down for a second time and the bout was stopped at 2:22 of round eight.

With the victory, Ali captured the WBU America’s title.

“It was a great night and I just have to thank my fans”, said the 2008 U.S. Olympian.

“I wanted to get the knockout so bad for them and it was a fitting end to a great night”

Some of New York’s finest boxers were in attendance to support Ali such as WBA Welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi and 2012 U.S. Olympian Marcus Browne.

In the co-feature, Brooklyn’s Jennifer Santiago made a successful pro debut with a four round unanimous decision over Mikaya Nebal in a Super Bantamweight bout.

Steven Gamache of New York made it 3-0 with a four round unanimous decision over Willie Brown in a Jr. Middleweight bout.

Queens native Armin Mrkanovic stopped the game Daniel Pietch in the fourth round of their Cruiserweight bout.

In the opening bout it was a battle of pro debut’s that saw Brooklyn’s Akil Frederick stop Jamil Gadsen in a Middleweight bout.

FULL RESULTS

8 Rounds—WBU Americas Welterweight title—Sadam Ali (15-0, 9 KO’s) TKO 8 over Franklin Gonzalez (15-10)

4 Rounds—Super Bantamweights—Jennifer Santiago (1-0) U DEC over Mikayla Nebal (0-2)

4 Rounds—Jr. Middleweights—Stevn Gamache (3-0) U DEC over Willie Bryant (0-4-1)

4 Rounds—Cruiserweights—Armith Mrkanovic (3-1, 2 KO’s) TKO 4 over Daniel Pietch (0-1)

4 Rounds—Middleweights—Akil Frederick (1-0, 1 KO) TKO 2 over Jamil Gadsen (0-1)

Article posted on 03.06.2012



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