HBO SPORTS 24/7 CHAVEZ JR./MARTINEZ STARTS 9/1
HBO SPORTS®’ 24/7 CHAVEZ JR./MARTINEZ, AN ALL-ACCESS TWO-PART SERIES LEADING UP TO THE PAY-PER-VIEW SHOWDOWN IN LAS VEGAS, DEBUTS SEPT. 1, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2012 – HBO Sports’ groundbreaking “24/7” reality franchise, which has captured 16 Sports Emmy® Awards, returns this September for its 15th boxing installment with 24/7 CHAVEZ JR./MARTINEZ, an all-new, all-access series, it was announced today by Rick Bernstein, executive producer, HBO Sports. Debuting SATURDAY, SEPT. 1 (11:45 p.m.-12:15 a.m. ET/PT), the two-part series follows the participants in one of boxing’s most heated rivalries as they prepare for their long-awaited meeting to determine middleweight supremacy in an intriguing pay-per-view showdown on Sept. 15. “We look forward to chronicling the careers and back stories of these two prolific and engaging fighters,” noted Bernstein. “Their personal stories are a compelling backdrop for this new edition of ‘24/7.’ ” Episode two of 24/7 CHAVEZ JR./ MARTINEZ debuts SATURDAY, SEPT. 8 (12:30-1:00 a.m.), one week before the high-stakes, 160-pound title bout. Both episodes will have multiple replay dates on HBO, including a back-to-back presentation Friday, Sept. 14 (6:30-7:30 p.m.). The series will also be available on HBO On Demand® and HBO GO®. The son of a Mexican boxing legend, 26-year-old Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-0, 32 KOs ) is himself enormously popular and on the fast track to fashioning his own legacy. The Culiacan , Mexico native will be defending his middleweight title belt against his most formidable challenger to date. The pride of Argentina , 37-year-old Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KOs ) is considered one of boxing’s best pound-for-pound performers. The popular, handsome and dynamic Oxnard , Cal. resident has flourished against elite competition, seemingly turning back time. “Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez ” takes place amid the celebration of Mexican Independence Day Weekend at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 9:00 p.m. (ET)/6:00 p.m. (PT), and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®. The executive producer of 24/7 CHAVEZ JR./MARTINEZ is Rick Bernstein; senior producer, Dave Harmon; coordinating producer, Bentley Weiner; producers, Harley Glantz and Joe Gonzalez. Liev Schreiber narrates.
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