DIRECTV, the world’s most popular video service, will turn couches into ring-side seats for the highly anticipated boxing event, Pacquiao vs. Margarito, on Nov. 13. DIRECTV will offer boxing fans the chance to experience sweat-soaked history as Filipino boxing superstar and world sensation, Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao, fights for an unprecedented eight division world championship title at the Cowboys Stadium in Texas. The title at stake is the World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Welterweight Championship.
DIRECTV customers will have access to additional content for a unique experience leading up to the big event, including: On DIRECTV’s The 101 Network (channel 101): Live weigh-in on Friday, Nov. 12; Pacquiao vs. Margarito Preview Show; HBOâ€™s Classic Boxing: Manny Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto; Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito
On directv.com/boxing: DIRECTV-exclusive fight previews; interviews with Pacquiao and Margarito; and interviews with promoters and trainers
Recently named “Fighter of the Decade” by the Boxing Writers Association of America, the fighting congressman from the Philippines will be battling, not for pride, but – according to the “Peopleâ€™s Champ” himself – for the “glory of the Philippines.” Pacquiao is ranked the number-one fighter “Pound-for Pound” by ESPN.com and “The Ring.”
In the other corner of the ring, and bent on changing history himself, is Mexican Antonio “Tony” Margarito, known as the “Tijuana Tornado.” A veteran of 14 world championship fights, the hard-hitting Margarito is a former three-time Welterweight World Champion.
“Pacquiao has stopped some of the best Mexican fighters in the world, but he won’t be able to stop this Mexican,” said Margarito.
HBO Pay-Per-View will present “Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito”, on Saturday, November 13, live on Pay Per View. The event is available in jaw-dropping high definition for DIRECTV customers who receive HD. Witness every punch, every shuffle and every countdown to victory, starting at $54.95 , available on DIRECTV channels 123 (SD) and 124 (HD).
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New customers can call 1-866-772-3168 to order Filipino programming and be a part of the heart-pounding action for this historical boxing event. Existing customers can call 1-800-378-3309 to order this highly anticipated match.
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