Mayweather, Pacquiao do battle

2015-04-30 06:00

The build-up to the Fight of the Century will be amplified on SuperSport with breaking news, highlights, documentaries and analysis coming thick and fast ahead of Sunday’s super fight between Floyd Mayweather jnr and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas.

SuperSport has assembled a stable of top guests for the studio build-up to the contest, headed by Hall of Famer Brian Mitchell. The panel includes Phillip Ndou, who fought Mayweather in 2003, plus legendary referee Stan Christodoulou, leading trainer Colin Nathan and SA junior-welterweight champion Warren Joubert. This will be broadcast from 10pm on Saturday (SS2).

SuperSport Blitz is also featuring updates, plus a “Big Fight Special” which airs at 7am, 1pm and 7pm daily, bringing viewers up to date on the biggest fight in boxing history.

SuperSport’s other programming includes “In This Corner”, which features fascinating interviews with both fighters.

Packed into the mix are a couple of classic fights, including action against recent opponents Timothy Bradley and Marcos Maidana.

The popular “All Access” one-hour specials will also be on the schedule, giving fans rare insight into the extravagant worlds of the famous boxing pair.

On May Day, on Friday, SuperSport will have perfect holiday viewing with wall-to-wall big-fight programming on SS6 from 6am to 5.30pm.

SuperSport will cross live to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at midnight on Friday (SS2) for the May Day weigh-in, which is never a dull affair. Such is the interest that in a first for boxing fans will be charged $10 entry to keep the numbers in check.

In the hour preceding the weigh-in, Pacquiao’s six-knockdown defeat of Chris Algieri will be broadcast to remind fans of his power and excitement.

SuperSport will cross to Las Vegas for the tournament at 3am on Sunday morning.

?SS advises fans to set their alarm clocks for 4.30am as the big Las Vegas bouts typically start at any time between 5.15am and 6am

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