HBO will be putting their weight behind last-minute hype for Saturday's Mayweather vs Cotto fight.
HBO will be airing a five-hour block of pre-fight programming before the May 5 pay-per-view show headlined by Floyd Mayweather Jr and Miguel Cotto, with the majority of the block set to air on HBO2. The network will also air the weigh-in event on Friday live at 6 p.m. EDT.
Included in the set will be each episode of "24/7," Mayweather's "Speaking Out" special, and "Fight Day Now!" hosted by Jim Lampley, which will be the final program airing at 8 p.m. EDT on HBO. Here's the full lineup:4:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. PT: "Face Off with Max Kellerman: Mayweather/Cotto" (HBO2)
4:15 p.m. ET/1:15 p.m. PT: "Portrait of a Fighter: Canelo Alvarez" (HBO2)
4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT: "Floyd Mayweather: Speaking Out" (HBO2)
5:00 p.m. ET/ 2:00 p.m. PT: "24/7 Mayweather/Cotto" episode #1 (HBO2)
5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT: "24/7 Mayweather/Cotto" episode #2 (HBO2)
6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT: "24/7 Mayweather/Cotto" episode #3 (HBO2)
6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT: "24/7 Mayweather/Cotto" episode #4 (HBO2)
7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT: "Mayweather/Cotto: In & Out of the Ring" (HBO2)
7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT: "Weigh-In Live: Mayweather/Cotto" replay (HBO2)
8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT: "Fight Day Now!," hosted by Jim Lampley (HBO)
Here's a bit more from the press release on the "Fight Day Now!" show:
The first four hours of the Roadblock air on HBO2, while "Fight Day Now!," the final hour, airs on HBO. Presented from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, "Fight Day Now!" gives all the latest news and insights as the main event approaches. Jim Lampley, who will be ringside to call the blow-by-blow action on the pay-per-view telecast later that evening, hosts the Roadblock.
So if you're looking to watch boxing all day on Saturday, and you aren't going to join us for the Huck vs Afolabi show from Germany, HBO has you covered.