COUNTDOWN TO PAVLIK-HOPKINS PREMIERES on OCT. 11

04/10/2008

COUNTDOWN TO PAVLIK-HOPKINS PREMIERES on OCT. 11

Press Release: October 3, 2008 - HBO Sports is presenting a thirty-minute special analyzing the upcoming HBO Pay-Per-View showdown between Kelly Pavlik and Bernard Hopkins. Their intriguing ring battle is set for Saturday, October 18th in Atlantic City at Boardwalk Hall. Countdown to Hopkins-Pavlik will feature fighter profiles, expert analysis and forecasts for the light heavyweight matchup, and will premiere on the main service on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 12:00 midnight ET/PT.

Hopkins (48-5-1, 32 KOs), a Philadelphia native, is destined for the Hall of Fame and is looking to cement his legacy with a win over the man who has followed in his footprint to become  the world’s dominant middleweight performer.  Pavlik (34-0, 30 KOs) had a meteoric rise in 2007 and the Youngstown , Ohio native has not slowed down the pace in 2008.  The encounter with Hopkins will mark his third fight of the year and the third time in his pro career that he is headlining a bout at the venerable Atlantic City venue.
 
Additional HBO replay dates:

Sunday, October 12 at 9:45am

Monday, October 13 at 3:00pm & 11:30pm

Tuesday, October 14 at 8:00pm & 1:50am

Thursday, October 16 at 12:30am

Friday, October 17 at 10:30am & 7:30pm

Saturday, October 18 at 4:15pm

 
Additional HBO2 replay dates:

Sunday, October 12 at 11:30pm

Wednesday, October 15 at 8:30am

Friday, October 17 at 11:00pm

Saturday, October 18 at 8:30am

 
All times are ET/PT.