TNT will give NBA fans a chance to sample HBO's 24/7 boxing documentary series leading up to the May 5 Floyd Mayweather-Miguel Cotto pay-per-view event.
The "drama" network will air the four-part 24/7 series on consecutive nights beginning May 1, after its live NBA playoff coverage and its Inside The NBA post-game coverage, said network officials.
The finale of 24/7 will air on TNT Friday, May 4, at 11:45 p.m., less than 24 hours before the PPV mega-fight in Las Vegas.
The 24/7 Mayweather/Cotto series provides behind-the-scenes coverage two fighters' training camps before they step into the ring for their big super welterweight championship fight.
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