HBO Lands Pacquiao-Algieri Boxing Special

HBO Sports next month will look to promote its Nov. 22 Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri fight with a new special, Under The Lights: Pacquiao-Algieri.

The special, premiering Nov. 15, will dig deep into the world welterweight championship fight between Pacquiao and Algieri, according to the network. Hosted by HBO Boxing commentator Max Kellerman, Under The Lights will feature analysis from welterweight boxer Timothy Bradley Jr. – who both beat and lost to Pacquiao -- and boxing trainer Virgil Hunter.

HBO has also scheduled a three-part 24/7 Pacquiao-Algieri documentary series leading up to the fight. The documentary debuts Nov. 8, said HBO.

The network also announced it will premiere a new episode of its boxing information series The Fight Game With Jim Lampley on Oct. 28.

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