HBO To Air Mayweather-Pacquiao Special

HBO will gather several boxing legends to discuss the May 2 Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight as part of new special debuting later this month.

The 30-minute special, Mayweather/Pacquiao: The Legends Speak premieres April 25 and features HBO boxing analyst Max Kellerman interviewing a number of ex-boxing champions to size up the matchup between arguably boxing’s two biggest pay-per-view draws.

Kellerman will interview former Mayweather and Pacquiao opponents Oscar De La Hoya, Shane Mosely, Miguel Cotto and Ricky Hatton about how to prepare for both fighters, said the network. In addition, the show will feature a panel of ex-boxing champions including George Foreman, Lennox Lewis and Bernard Hopkins discussing the upcoming event.

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