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MSG's Fight Sports: Mega Fights series

Every fight fan wants to see what would

Every fight fan wants to see what would happen if Floyd "Money" Mayweather, left, stepped in the ring with Manny Pacquiao. Credit: AP Photos

Here's a release from MSG on its Sunday Night Fights Mega Fights series.

As boxing fans clamor for Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. to step into the same ring, MSG will present Fight Sports: MEGA Fights!, showcasing some of the best bouts from Pacquiao’s and Mayweather’s careers.

The fights will run on Sunday nights for the next seven weeks starting Sunday, July 29 at 8:00 p.m. with Pacquiao’s 2007 WBC International Super Featherweight bout versus Marco Antonio Barrera.

MSG’s Sunday Night Fights presented by Lion’s Gate Films will feature either a Pacquaio or Mayweather fight every Sunday night through September 9.

In addition to the Pacquiao-Barrera fight, the Fight Sports: MEGA Fights! lineup includes: Pacquiao vs. Oscar De La Hoya (2008), Mayweather vs. “Sugar” Shane Mosley (2010), Mayweather vs. Ricky Hatton (2007), Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez (2008), Pacquiao vs. Hatton (2009) and Mayweather vs. Juan Manuel Marquez (2009).

Below is a full schedule of MSG’s upcoming Fight Sports: MEGA Fights! bouts as well as additional classic boxing programming on Sunday Night Fights.

MSG’s SUNDAY NIGHT FIGHTS

SUNDAY, JULY 29
8:00 p.m. - Fight Sports: MEGA Fights! WBC International Super Featherweight Marco Antonio Barrera vs. Manny Pacquiao, October 6, 2007 – Entering the ring as the “2006 Fighter of the Year,” boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao faced three-division world champion Marco Antonio Barrera in a Vegas rumble.

9:00 p.m. - MSG Fight Night in 60: John Duddy vs. Shelby Pudwill (2006)

10:00 p.m. - MSG’s Fight Night Classics: Heavyweights at MSG Through the Years

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5
8:00 p.m. - Fight Sports: MEGA Fights! Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Ricky Hatton, December 8, 2007 – Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (38-0) puts his WBC Welterweight Championship on the line against Britain’s Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton (43-0) and hands him his first career loss with a tenth round TKO.

9:00 p.m. - MSG Fight Night in 60: John Duddy vs. Yory Boy Campus (2006)

10:00 p.m. - MSG’s Fight Night Classics: George Foreman Grilling at MSG

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12
8:00 p.m. - Fight Sports: MEGA Fights! Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez, March 15, 2008 – In the second fight of their exciting trilogy, Pacquiao and Marquez returned to the ring to settle the controversial draw of their first bout. With the decision coming down to the judges’ scorecards, Pacquiao notched a split decision.

9:00 p.m. - MSG Fight Night in 60: John Duddy vs. Anthony Bonsante (2007)

10:00 p.m. - MSG’s Fight Night Classics: Rocky at the Garden

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19
8:00 p.m. - Fight Sports: MEGA Fights! Welterweight Super Fight Manny Pacquiao vs. Oscar De La Hoya, December 6, 2008 – The reigning World Boxing Council’s lightweight king at the time of the fight, Pacquiao defeated Oscar De La Hoya in his first welterweight bout.

9:00 p.m. - MSG Fight Night in 60: John Duddy vs. Dupre Strickland (2007)

10:00 p.m. - MSG’s Fight Night Classics: Roberto Duran – Hands of Stone

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26
8:00 p.m. - Fight Sports: MEGA Fights! Manny Pacquiao vs. Ricky Hatton. May 2, 2009 – In what was promoted as “The Battle of East and West,” Pacquiao dropped Hatton twice in the first round, and quickly finished the IBO and Ring Magazine junior welterweight champ off in the last moment of the second round.

9:00 p.m. - MSG Fight Night in 60: John Duddy vs. Alessio Furlan (2007)

10:00 p.m. - MSG’s Fight Night Classics: Patterson vs. Chuvalo at MSG

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
8:00 p.m. - Fight Sports: MEGA Fights! Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Juan Manuel Marquez, September 19, 2009 – Returning from a nearly two-year retirement, Mayweather faced lightweight champion Marquez in a non-title welterweight match-up. Dominating each round, Mayweather took the unanimous decision.

9:00 p.m. - MSG Fight Night in 60: John Duddy vs. Prince Arron (2007)

10:00 p.m. - MSG’s Fight Night Classics: Hurricane at the Garden

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
8:00 p.m. - Fight Sports: MEGA Fights! Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Shane Mosley, May 1, 2010 – In a “show and prove” response to his critics, Mayweather secured a lopsided unanimous decision after going 12 rounds with “Sugar” Shane Mosley in their WBA welterweight match.

9:00 p.m. - MSG Fight Night in 60: John Duddy vs. Howard Eastman (2007)

10:00 p.m. - MSG’s Fight Night Classics: Griffith vs. Benvenuti – Fight of the Year
 

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