Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez will embark on a 25,000-mile four-city international media tour, beginning in Manila on September 2 (Saturday, September 3 in Manila), to announce and celebrate Pacquiao-Marquez III — Act Three of their exciting world championship trilogy. Pacquiao and Marquez, who have won world titles in 11 weight divisions between them, will go toe-to-toe for Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight championship on Saturday, November 12, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Joining Pacquiao and Marquez on the tour will be their respective trainers, Freddie Roach and Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain, and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Marquez Boxing, Tecate and MGM Grand, Pacquiao-Marquez III will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®.
The two top pound for pound fighters and world champions will begin the media tour in Manila with a public press conference at the Quirino Grandstand where a crowd of 100,000 fans and dignitaries is expected. Named after former Philippine President Elpidio Quirino, this is where Presidents of the Philippines traditionally take their oath of office and deliver their first address to the nation.
If it’s Tuesday (September 6), it must be New York! The Big Apple will serve as the launch site for the North American portion of the Pacquiao-Marquez III media tour. Chelsea Piers at Pier 60 will be the scene where Pacquiao and musical collaborator DAN HILL will begin the public press conference singing their Top-10 hit single “Sometimes When We Touch.”
The Pacquiao-Marquez III media tour will then wing its way to the West Coast for a news conference in Beverly Hills on September 7. This will be the only tour stop news conference closed to the public.
The media tour will conclude on Thursday, September 8, in México City, where Marquez and an estimated 50,000 fans will host an afternoon final press conference at Monumento a la Revolución, a landmark and monument commemorating the Méxican Revolution. It is located in Republic Square in downtown México City.