Free Programs Include Behind-the-Scenes, Preview Show and Weigh-In
After a 16 month break from the ring, the undefeated Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is set to battle current WBC Welterweight Champion Victor Ortiz at theMGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 with the WBC Welterweight World title on the line. To celebrate Mayweather’s much-anticipated return to boxing, for the first time ever, cable systems around the country will be offering fans a full three-hour special countdown show beginning at 6PM ET, only on Pay-Per-View. Following the countdown, Boxing: Mayweather vs. Ortiz, can be seen live on PPV at 9PM ET/6PM PT.
The event, entitled “Star Power,” comes on the weekend of Mexican Independence Day, traditionally a big weekend for boxing. The three-hour countdown block, which precedes the event, will feature full-length episodes of HBO’s 24/7 Mayweather/Ortiz, classic fights from both fighters, the prior day’s weigh-in, a 30 minute preview of the main event and more. For more information, go to: http://www.indemand.com/product/view/247663
Also from Las Vegas, legendary Mexican warrior, Erik “El Terrible” Morales will be in action.
FREE ON DEMAND CONTENT:
Systems around the country are offering viewers a selection of Free On Demand (FOD) shows including behind the scenes of their press tour, the preview show and weigh-in.
Following are the Free On Demand shows available now via all iN DEMAND affiliate systems for the Mayweather vs. Ortiz event. They can be seen until end of day Sept. 19.
Boxing: Mayweather vs. Ortiz Press Tour
A behind-the-scenes view as Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz embark on a press tour, from NYC to Vegas, for their welterweight championship mega-fight.
Boxing: Mayweather vs. Ortiz Preview
The in-depth preview show includes the backgrounds of both fighters, interviews with managers, trainers, analysts and the fighters themselves, plus footage of training sessions and from some of their most pivotal fights.
Boxing: Mayweather vs. Ortiz Weigh-In – Footage of the weigh-in from Friday will be available on Saturday.
Free programs are available now within the Free On Demand offerings on various cable systems. Locations differ by system but viewers can check their Video On Demand (VOD) menus under Events on Demand, Free Previews, Free Extras or Sports.
Boxing: Mayweather Vs. Ortiz, is an HBO Pay-Per-View® Presentation. The mega event is p