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Piers Morgan goes toe-to-toe with Manny Pacquiao

CNN prime time talk show host Piers Morgan

CNN prime time talk show host Piers Morgan steps into the ring with worldwide boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao. (Credit: CNN/Piers Morgan Tonight)

CNN prime time talk show host Piers Morgan knows how to ask the tough questions. Verbal sparring is part of his gig. But does he know how to slip a left hand? Perhaps we'll find out. In addition to grilling Manny Pacquiao in the studio, Morgan actually climbs into the ring with him at the Wild Card Gym.

Here's a press release sent out by CNN and HBO regarding Morgan and Pacquiao's upcoming fight against Juan Manuel Marquez. The segment with Morgan and Pac Man airs on CNN, Friday, November 11 at 9:00 p.m.

New York (November 7, 2011) - CNN prime time talk show host Piers Morgan will step into the ring with worldwide boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao when the Friday, November 11 edition of “Piers Morgan Tonight” features a visit with the reigning WBO welterweight world champion. In addition to an instructive sparring session with the knockout king, Morgan conducts interviews with Pacquiao, who is a Congressman in his native Philippines; Top Rank chairman Bob Arum; and Pacquiao’s longtime trainer, the accomplished Freddie Roach. The interviews take place at Roach’s legendary Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, CA.

The program airs exclusively on CNN, Friday, Nov. 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Pacquiao is preparing to defend his title on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas when he meets challenger Juan Manuel Márquez in the third meeting of their stirring rivalry.

Tags: Manny Pacquiao , Piers Morgan , CNN , HBO , Juan Manuel Marquez

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