Tim Bradley-Manny Pacquiao ‘Face Off,’ ’24/7′ series on tap


The April 12 rematch between WBO welterweight beltholder Tim Bradley and Manny Pacquiao will be preceded by HBO telecasts of Face Off with Max Kellerman and 24/7: Pacquiao-Bradley II.

Face Off debuts on March 22 at 11:45 p.m., ET/PT, and HBO will air its three episodes of 24/7: Pacquiao-Bradley II on March 29 at midnight, ET/PT, April 5 at 11:30 p.m., ET/PT and April 10 at 8:30 p.m., ET/PT.

In his past three fights, Bradley dethroned Pacquiao by split-decision in June 2012, rose from a 12th-round knockdown to unanimously decision Ruslan Provodnikov in March 2013 and then won a split-decision over four-division titlewinner Juan Manuel Marquez in October.

Pacquiao lost his next bout after Bradley in December 2012 by sixth-round stoppage to Marquez, against whom Pacquiao is 2-1-1, before winning a unanimous decision over Brandon Rios in his most recent fight in November.

The WBO has declared that the winner of Bradley-Pacquiao II must face that between Marquez and Mike Alvarado, who will fight on May 17.