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24/7 Canelo vs. Kirkland & new episode of The Fight Game on HBO Tuesday night; Astronauts to watch Mayweather-Pacquiao in space

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In anticipation of the battle between Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland on May 9th – HBO Sports will air “24/7 Canelo vs. Kirkland,” a 30-minute special examining the upcoming showdown t set for Minute Maid Park in Houston, Tex.

The “24/7 Canelo vs. Kirkland” special will premiere Tuesday, May 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. It will preview the fast approaching and hotly anticipated meeting between two accomplished warriors who are on a collision course to confront each other. The special will provide all-new content including portraits of both fighters’ path to this significant spring showdown.

Canelo Alvarez, just 24-years-old and one of boxing’s biggest stars with a near perfect ring record of 44-1-1 (31 KOs), will make his 2015 debut after a successful 2014 campaign that featured signature wins over Erislandy Lara and Alfredo Angulo. Kirkland, 29, of Austin, Texas, returns to action in his home state boasting a 32-1 record with 28 knockouts which exemplifies the stunning knockout strength he will bring to the ring.

The 30-minute special is narrated by Liev Schreiber and produced by HBO’s Emmy-Award®-winning “24/7” production team.

Immediately following the premiere of 24-7 Canelo vs. Kirkland, HBO Sports presents an all-new edition of “The Fight Game With Jim Lampley” at 10:30 p.m. The half-hour program hosted by Jim Lampley will look back on Mayweather vs. Pacquiao from the weekend prior.

Speaking of that fight, for the first time ever, a pay-per-view blockbuster world championship fight will be seen in space, as SHOWTIME Sports®  and HBO Sports®  have partnered with NASA to release the welterweight title unification bout between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao to the United States astronaut crew on the International Space Station.

At the request of the ISS, the fight was packaged and delivered for the crew to watch at their leisure.

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