HBO To Air ‘24/7’ Pacquiao-Algieri Special

HBO’s 24/7 sports documentary show will take a look at the upcoming Nov. 22 Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri pay-per-view fight, the network said Friday.

The one-episode 24/7 Pacquiao/Algieri show will air Nov.8 on the pay service and will explore the storyline for the fight and follow the fighters as they train for the big event, said the network.

The special will air after the network’s Nov. 8 World Championship Boxing telecast featuring the Bernard Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev light heavyweight unification bout, said network officials.

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