Manny Pacquiao trains for former NBA stars Charles Barkley & Reggie Miller


Manny Pacquiao will spend a day with former NBA stars Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller as Turner Sports and HBO Sports join forces to present Charles and Reggie: Toe to Toe with Manny Pacquiao, a 30-minute show to be televised on TNT on Thursday.

The broadcast will follow the network’s NBA coverage and will include Barkley and Miller visiting Pacquiao at The Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood, Calif., as he prepares with five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach for his fourth bout with Juan Manuel Marquez that will happen on HBO Pay Per View at The MGM Grand on Saturday night.

“As a boxing fan,” said Barkley, “it was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done.”

Among the show’s highlights will be Miller joining Pacquiao on his morning run through Griffith Park in Los Angeles, Barkley sharing time with Roach, and both Hall of Fame players dropping in on one of Pacquiao’s training sessions.

“As a professional athlete, it’s always interesting to learn how other elite athletes prepare themselves for competition,” said Miller. “Training with Manny was an experience I’ll never forget.”

The Pacquiao footage will follow TNT’s NBA coverage of the Miami Heat playing host to the New York Knicks at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the Dallas Mavericks visiting the Phoenix Suns at 10:30 p.m.

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