Found December 05, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules:
So this is what the ESPN marketing/programming agreement" with HBO Sports has given us, per a news release Wednesday: overload coverage across all the ESPN networks this week featuring of Manny Pacquiao Vs. Juan Manuel Marquez 4 Saturday on pay-per-view. I suppose I should say "coverage," since some of this isn't about journalism and is, rather, straightforward marketing. It's the phrase in the news release announcing the deal back in September, and in the one Tuesday. As a journalism practitioner, it's sad to me that a business deal had to be reached for boxing to get this kind of play on "the worldwide leader." As a boxing fan, I love the exposure. But I also wish ESPN would care about boxing outside of this agreement. Back in September, when the deal was announced a little bit before the middleweight pay-per-view clash between champion Sergio Martinez and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., ESPN didn't go quite as beserk as it's going for...

Pacquiao-Marquez: Ready for 4

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Manny Pacquiao will finally knock Juan Manuel Marquez onto Queer Street and triumph decisively this weekend

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao will throw fists with rugged Mexican “Dinamita” Juan Manuel Marquez for a fourth time this Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 33-year-old Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KOs) most recently fought in June … Continue reading →

50 Cent to make Mayweather-Pacquiao fight happen?

An albatross has hung over boxing because the sport’s two best fighters, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather have never fought eachother. Mayweather has already offered Pacquiao $40 million, but it may take an extra 50 Cents! Rapper turned boxing promoter 50 Cent, whose real name is Curits Jackson, created the new promotion company SMS Promotions. Regardless that his first fight...

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Episode 3 of Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez 24/7 premiered over the weekend. In the episode, the two men intensify things in training camp as the clock starts ticking down closer to fight night. Right here, fight fans can check out the entire 24/7 Pacquiao vs. Marquez episode 3 video. So take a seat and enjoy. Whether you missed it the first time or just can't get enough...

Pacquiao-Marquez 4 final presser photos & notes

This afternoon in Las Vegas, the final press conference was held for Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez 4, which of course takes place this Saturday night, live on HBO pay-per-view from the MGM Grand. Right here, you can take a look at a collection of photos and notes from the final Pacquiao vs. Marquez presser. You can see that the two men look quite different up there...

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Fight Now TV announced its expansive coverage of Pacquiao vs. Marquez 4, taking place this Saturday (Dec. 8 ) in Las Vegas, Nevada. FIGHT NOW TV's coverage and wrap-around shows are a perfect example of its slogan - The source for combat sports - as the station provides more than 20 hours of live coverage and analysis, also airing the preliminary fights, leading into the mega...

Pacquiao & Marquez gunning for the knockout on Saturday night

Boxing’s most contentious rivalry is set to end with a knockout this Saturday night, as both Manny Pacquiao and Mexican warrior Juan Manuel Marquez insist that they will flatten the other to conclusively prove who the superior fighter is as they clash for the fourth time in Las Vegas. The previous three fights have all gone the 12 round distance and despite a draw in their initial...

Pacquiao vs. Marquez predictions: Staff picks from the team

Expert Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez Predictions & Picks As usual for all the big fights, we've gathered up the troops and have put together the roundup of our Pacquiao vs. Marquez 4 staff picks and predictions. The Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez bout takes place on Saturday night, December 8th, and will be shown on pay-per-view. Before tuning in, take a...

Pacquiao, Marquez both need to win bout

Along with the bodies of the fighters, the prizemoney and attention have grown as Manny Pacquiao and Juan-Manuel Marquez meet Saturday for the fourth - and presumably last - time in the rivalry that has served both fighters so well. Marquez will try once again to do what he hasn't been able to do in 36 evenly contested rounds against Pacquiao - get a decision from the ringside...

Not This Time: Manny Pacquiao Vs. Juan Manuel Marquez IV Preview And Prediction

So continues our marathon coverage of one of the biggest fights of 2012, Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez 4 on Dec. 8 on HBO pay-per-view. Previously: the undercard, previewed; why the fight matters. Next: a TQBR roundtable. No matter their weight, no matter their age, no matter whether they're fighting at featherweight in 2004 or welterweight in 2012 -- no matter how...

ESPN going all-in with Pacquiao-Marquez 4 coverage: Complete guide to fight replays, previews, analysis & more

ESPN’s Comprehensive Multi-Platform Coverage of Pacquiao-Marquez 4 ESPN is presenting comprehensive multi-platform pre- and post-fight coverage of the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez 4 bout scheduled for December 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. ESPN Deportes and SportsCenter are on site to provide daily news and information. As part of ESPN and HBO Sports...

Photos: Manny Pacquiao & Juan Manuel Marquez arrivals in Vegas

Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez and each of their teams made their grand arrivals in Las Vegas earlier today, and were greeted by throngs of eager fans and media members. Right here, you can check out a huge collection of photos from their grand arrivals, as well as a few other events over the past few days. Take a look at the follow gallery below. So, as mentioned...

TQBR Roundtable, Ms. Mexico Edition: Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez IV

So continues our marathon coverage of one of the biggest fights of 2012, Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez 4 on Dec. 8 on HBO pay-per-view. Previously: the undercard, previewed; why the fight matters; a preview and prediction. Next: the ultimate guide. Any sport that brings guys that look like this together with girls that look like that is OK in my book. Manny Pacquiao...

Pacquiao ‘gets crackin’ with Wonderful Pistachios

Manny Pacquiao gets it crackin. Ahead of his December 8th bout with Juan Manuel Marquez, Manny Pacquiao has signed a sponsorship deal with California-based Wonderful Pistachios.  Wonderful Pistachios will also serve as a sponsor of Pacquiao - Marquez IV which features USA Boxing record holder (six consecutive gold medals) Jose Ramirez in the undercard.  Ramirez has also signed...
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