Sports Presents An Exclusive Four-Episode Countdown Series As An
All-Access Special To The May 5 Pay-Par-View Event.
DeLaHoya/Mayweather 24/7 Set To Premier On Sunday Nights Following
The Sopranos And Entourage On HBO
Leading up to the unprecedented junior middleweight championship
match between future Hall of Famers Oscar De La Hoya (38-4, 30 KOs)
and Floyd Mayweather (37-0, 24 KOs) -- set for Saturday, May 5 at
the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and carried live on HBO
Pay-Per-View -- HBO Sports will present an exclusive four-episode
prime time countdown series over the final weeks leading up to the
intriguing blockbuster boxing showdown.
The first three half-hour episodes of “DE LA HOYA/MAYWEATHER 24/7”
will premiere in primetime on Sundays (April 15, 22, 29 at 10:30 pm
ET/PT), with the fourth and final 30-minute episode airing Thursday,
May 3, at 9:30 pm ET/PT, just two days before the mega-fight. The
Sunday night premieres of episodes one thru three of “DE LA
HOYA/MAYWEATHER 24/7” will follow original episodes of “The
Sopranos” (9:00 p.m. ET/PT) and “Entourage” (10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on
the HBO Sunday programming schedule.
HBO Sports President Ross Greenburg said: “In 35 years of televising
boxing this is a first for HBO. De La Hoya vs. Mayweather will be
the most highly anticipated fight of the year and we are going to
provide our subscribers with an all-access series that is sure to be
provocative and compelling television.
“The producers will be living at the fighters’ camps 24/7 and the
programs we present will appeal far beyond the hard-core boxing
fan,” said Greenburg. “Our approach will be to produce a totally
unique viewing experience as these two world class athletes prepare
for a defining moment in their respective careers. And we appreciate
the commitment and cooperation of the fighters and their teams with
this ambitious project.”
HBO Sports will provide exclusive, behind-the-scenes access along
with in-depth and insightful interviews as De La Hoya, 33, a native
of East Los Angeles, and Mayweather, 29, who hails from Grand
Rapids, MI, prepare for their historic showdown. Seen as the most
highly anticipated match-up in recent memory, Oscar De La Hoya is
looking to defend his junior middleweight crown against the sport’s
reigning pound-for-pound king. Mayweather, who will fight at 154
pounds for the first time, brings a perfect 37-0 record into a match
that sets up as a career-defining battle for him.
Known as “The Golden Boy,” De La Hoya has appeared 29 times on HBO
since turning pro after his gold medal winning performance at the
1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. “Pretty Boy Floyd” has fought 20 times
on HBO since turning pro after the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games where
he won bronze.
The executive producers of “DE LA HOYA/MAYWEATHER 24/7” are Ross
Greenburg and Rick Bernstein. Coordinating producer is Dave Harmon.
Producers, Jason Hehir and Scott Boggins. Liev Schreiber will
On Saturday, May 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT, HBO Pay-Per-View
will present the junior middleweight championship match -- De La
Hoya vs. Mayweather -- live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las