Expensive and Explosive fight between Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico will kick off their first ever international media tour for their upcoming megafight Pacquiao-Marquez Trilogy for the WBO Welterweight Championship at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on November 12, 2011.
The World Tour Begins as it’s embarking on 25,000 – mile international media tour.
Manila – New York – Beverly Hills – Mexico
Las Vegas, Nevada (August 26, 2011) – Pound- for- Pound King and the current WBO Welterweight Champion Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez will commence on a 25,000-mile four city international media tour, it will kick off in Manila, Saturday September 3, 2011, to launch the Pacquiao-Marquez III – Act Three of their exciting world championship trilogy. Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico, both future hall of famer who have won world titles in 11 weight divisions between them. 8 of these championships in different divisions were hold by Manny Pacquiao and he is the only boxer who did it ever in the history of boxing.
Expect that these two fighters will come out and will go toe-to-toe for Pacquiao’s World Boxing Organization (WBO) Welterweight Championship on Saturday, November 12, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Joining to Pacquiao-Marquez III on the tour will be their respective trainers, Freddie Roach and Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Beristain, and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum.
This Pacquiao-Marquez Trilogy megafight will be promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Marquez Boxing, Tecate and MGM Grand, and it will exclusively telecast, produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.
The two great warriors and two world champions will start the Pacquiao-Marquez III Media Tour in Manila, Philippines with a public press conference at the Quirino Grandstand where a crowd of 100,000 fans and dignitaries is expected. Named after former Philippine President Elpidio Quirino, this is where Presidents of the Philippines traditionally take their oath of office and deliver their first address to the nation.
Pacquiao and Marquez will be headed to New York on September 6. The Big Apple will serve as the launch site for the North American portion of the Pacquiao-Marquez III Media Tour. Chelsea Piers at Pier 60 will be the scene where Manny Pacquiao and musical collaborator Dan Hill will begin the public press conference singing their top 10 hit single ‘Sometimes When We Touch.’
The Pacquiao-Marquez Trilogy media tour will then wing its way to the West Coast for a news conference in Los Angeles, at ‘The Beverly Hills Hotel’ on Wednesday, September 7. This will be the only tour stop news conference closed to the public.
The Pacquiao-Marquez International Media Tour will conclude on Thursday, September 8, in Mexico City, where Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao is expected to be welcome of an estimated 50,000 fans that will host an afternoon final press conference at Monumento a la Revolucion, a landmark and monument commemorating the Mexican Revolution. It is located in Republic Square in downtown Mexico City.
Pacquiao-Marquez Trilogy Internation Media Tour Schedule:
Friday, September 2 (September 3 in Manila) – Open to the Public
2:30 pm – News Conference
Tuesday, September 6 – Open to the Public
Chelsea Piers at Pier 60 – Barnegat/Montauk/Nave Rooms
23rd Street and the Hudson River
New York, NY 10011
10:00 am ET-News Conference
Wednesday, September 7
The Beverly Hills Hotel – Crystal Ballroom
9641 Sunset Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California 90210
Noon PT – News Conference
Thursday, September 8 – Open to the Public
Monumento a la Revolucion
Mexico City, Mexico
1:00 pm – News Conference