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24/7 Hopkins vs. Kovalev to debut October 18th on HBO

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In anticipation of the fall’s signature boxing event – the light heavyweight unification battle between Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins and Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev on November 8th – HBO Sports will air “24/7 Hopkins vs. Kovalev,” a one episode, 30-minute special examining the upcoming showdown.

In the highly-anticipated Hopkins vs. Kovalev 175-pound title fight set for the venerable Boardwalk Hall arena in Atlantic City, NJ, The Alien and Krusher will collide in one of the year’s most intriguing encounters. HBO will televise it live on World Championship Boxing.

The “24/7 Hopkins vs. Kovalev” special will premiere Saturday, Oct. 18 at 12:15 a.m. ET/PT on HBO immediately following the live World Championship Boxing event from Carson, CA.

It will preview the hotly anticipated meeting between two accomplished warriors who have been on a journey to confront each other in the ring. The special will provide all-new content including portraits of both fighters’ path to this significant fall showdown on boxing’s leading television platform.

Hopkins, 49, will enter the ring just two months shy of his 50th birthday as the oldest champion in history and boasts a Hall of Fame- caliber career record of 55-6-2 with 32 KOs. Kovalev, 31, sports an undefeated record of 25-0-1 and his 23 knockouts illustrate the punching power that the Russian native who now calls Ft. Lauderdale home will display in Atlantic City on November 8.

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