Attention Sports Fan this weekend is the big fight in Las Vegas, Nevada. It pits champions Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz against one another in a battle that is sure to excite viewers. Scheduled for September 17th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Ortiz is fresh off a win to Andre Berto in April and will be defending his title for the first time since. Mayweather is a former Ring Magazine welterweight world champion and he will be fighting for the first time since he defeated Shane Mosley in May of 2010. Since that time, Mayweather has tried to put together a fight with Manny Pacquio but negotiations never went through and now he is fighting Ortiz. The fight is set to air on HBO pay-per-view, with four episodes of the promotional series ‘24/7’ airing leading up to the battle.
This promotional series for Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s return to the ring after a 16-month sabbatical to face welterweight titlist Victor Ortiz will feature coverage of the buildup on CNN. The promotional series HBO hopes will boost viewership for the fight. It will feature the fighters on their journey to Las Vegas, from training camps to the ring. “This is a proud day for the sport of boxing,” said HBO PPV Chief Mark Taffet. “We are delighted to see those CNN letters associated with HBO Sports programming. It is the first of a number of exciting new initiatives across HBO and various Time Warner properties which will be unveiled in the coming weeks.