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ESPN’s Pre- and Post-Fight Coverage of Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri

ESPN will present extensive pre- and post-fight coverage across its platforms in English and Spanish of the 12-round Welterweight title fight between WBO Welterweight titlist Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) and undefeated fast-rising challenger Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs), who started the year off with a February win over Emanuel Taylor on ESPN Friday Night Fights. The fight, from the Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena in Macau, China, will be produced and distributed live by HBO-Pay-Per-View on Saturday Nov. 22, at 9 p.m. ET.

Highlights:

Television
· SportsCenter:

o Pre- and post-fight coverage, including interviews with both fighters on Thursday, Nov. 20, during the 8 p.m. hour and planned live coverage of the Friday, Nov. 21 weigh-in.

· ESPN Deportes/ESPN International:

o Golpe a Golpe: Jorge Eduardo Sánchez and analyst Juan Manuel Márquez will provide live coverage of Friday’s weigh-in with reporter Bernardo Osuna reporting from Macau on Friday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. A special pre-fight and post-fight show with Sánchez, Márquez and Osuna will air Saturday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m. and 2 a.m., respectively.

o ESPN will also air Golpe Golpe in Mexico and Central America.

o News and information platforms will also have pre- and post-fight news and analysis throughout the week.

Digital
· ESPN3:

o Coverage of the press conference on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 8:30 a.m., and weigh-in on Friday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m., will be live on ESPN3 via WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One to fans who receive their Internet or video subscription from an affiliated provider. ESPN3 will also carry the Pacquiao vs. Algieri Red Carpet Non-televised Bouts Show on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m.

· ESPN.com:

o Comprehensive coverage, including pre- and post-fight features, videos and blogs from Dan Rafael, Brian Campbell, Nigel Collins, Bernardo Pilatti, HBO’s Kieran Mulvaney, Osuna and ESPN the Magazine’s Brett Forrest.

o “Fight Credential,” ESPN.com’s home page for all Pacquiao vs. Algieri coverage, will be updated with features, video, photos and social media from all platforms throughout the week and through the fight.

o Making the Rounds, ESPN.com’s original boxing show, previews the fight with HBO boxing analyst and ESPN SportsNation host Max Kellerman, Rafael and Campbell.

o ESPN3 live streams of Wednesday’s press conference, Friday’s weigh-in and Saturday’s Red Carpet Non-televised Bouts Show.

o Additional video, including, HBO’s Under the Lights: Pacquiao-Algieri, HBO’s 24/7 Pacquiao/Algieri and more.

o “Five keys to victory” feature, which highlights what each fighter needs to do to win.

o “In their own words” Q&A with each fighter. View Pacquiao Q&A; View Algieri Q&A.

o Former opponents of Pacquiao and Algieri discuss what each fighter must do to win. View Q&A with Eric Morales; View Q&A with Ruslan Provodnikov; View Q&A with Timothy Bradley Jr.

Schedule of Pacquiao vs. Algieri Coverage Across ESPN Platforms:
Date
Time (ET)
Coverage
Network/Platform
Wed, Nov 19
8:30 a.m.
Pacquiao vs. Algieri Press Conference
ESPN3, ESPN.com
Thurs, Nov 20
8 p.m.
Interviews with Pacquiao and Algieri
SportsCenter on ESPNEWS
Fri, Nov 21
7 p.m.
Pacquiao vs. Algieri Live Weigh-in
ESPN3, ESPN.com, SportsCenter on ESPN

Golpe a Golpe: Weigh-in Show
ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN
Sat, Nov 22
7 p.m.
Pacquiao vs. Algieri: Red Carpet Non-televised Bouts Show
ESPN3, ESPN.com

8 p.m.
Golpe a Golpe: Pre-Fight Show
ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

2 a.m.
Golpe a Golpe: Post Fight Show
ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN