HBO camera crews have been following Huntington's Chris Algieri almost from the moment he was announced as the opponent for Manny Pacquiao in their WBO welterweight title bout Nov. 22 in Macau, China.
A one-episode, 30-minute documentary -- "24/7 Pacquiao/Algieri" -- will premiere immediately following HBO's World Championship Boxing event Nov. 8 the cable network announced Friday.
HBO will air the Bernard Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight unification bout that night from Atlantic City. The "24/7 Pacquiao/Algieri" documentary will come on afterward at 1 a.m. Nov. 9.
Algieri tweeted recently that HBO's cameras were at the gym where he has been training in Bellmore, and the network previously followed him on a world tour with Pacquiao and showed up at a recent appearance at Stony Brook University where Algieri was honored as part of the homecoming celebration. According to the release, the documentary also will visit Algieri's home in Huntington and his training camp in Las Vegas, which begins next week.
Of course, HBO also will spend time with Pacquiao in the Philippines and explore the theme of a superstar taking on an unlikely and previously unknown fighter in Algieri, who earned the shot with his upset of Ruslan Provodnikov for the WBO junior welterweight title in June.
Here's a list of other HBO showings of "24/7 Pacquiao/Algieri": Nov. 9 (11 a.m.), 10 (2:45 a.m.), 13 (2:30 p.m.), 18 (8:45 a.m.), 19 (6 p.m.), 21 (3 a.m. and 1 p.m.) and 22 (9:45 a.m.). Showings on HBO2 are: Nov. 19 (8 p.m.), 21 (4:15 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.). HBO Signature also will show the documentary once on Nov. 22 at 5:30 p.m.