Charles Barkley, Reggie Miller to Go TOE TO TOE WITH MANNY PACQUIAO, 12/6
Turner Sports and HBO Sports are teaming up to present Charles & Reggie: Toe to Toe with Manny Pacquiao, televised exclusively on TNT on Thursday, Dec. 6. The 30-minute show, airing immediately following the network's NBA coverage, will feature TNT analysts and NBA Hall of Famers Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller spending a day with Manny Pacquiao at the gym in Hollywood, Calif., where he is training for his upcoming fight. Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KOs) will face archrival Juan Manuel Marquez (54-6-1, 39 KOs) in the HBO Pay-Per-View(R) mega-fight on Saturday, Dec. 8, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The fight is the boxers' fourth meeting in their epic rivalry.
Show highlights include:
· Miller joining Pacquiao on his morning run through Griffith Park in Los Angeles.
· Barkley spending time with Pacquiao's Hall of Fame trainer, Freddie Roach, at the famed Wild Card Gym.
· Barkley and Miller dropping in on one of Pacquiao's intense training sessions.
"As a boxing fan, it was one of the coolest things I've ever done," said Barkley. Miller added, "As a professional athlete, it's always interesting to learn how other elite athletes prepare themselves for competition. Training with Manny was an experience I'll never forget."
Earlier Thursday evening, TNT's NBA coverage will feature the Miami Heat hosting the New York Knicks at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the Dallas Mavericks visiting the Phoenix Suns at 10:30 p.m.
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