Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Replays of Pac-Marquez bouts
By Dan Rafael
Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez have had three outstanding fights so far, each of which has ended in a controversial decision.
There was the 2004 draw in a featherweight championship fight. There was Pacquiao's split decision win in a 2008 junior lightweight title fight. And then came the most controversial of the three, Pacquiao's majority decision win in a welterweight title fight last November.
With the fourth fight in their rivalry lined up for Dec. 8 (HBO PPV) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, HBO will replay the first three fights to set the stage for fight No. 4.
The HBO2 service will replay Pacquiao-Marquez I late Friday night/early Saturday (12:15 a.m. ET/PT). HBO Signature will replay Pacquiao-Marquez II on Saturday (10 p.m. ET/PT), followed by the third fight at 10:55 p.m. ET/PT.
Also, if you want to gorge on all three back-to-back-to-back, HBO2 will replay each fight in order beginning at 10:45 a.m. ET/PT on Saturday.