The Showtime/HBO’s Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight is the most highly anticipated of the year and Emmy-winning Bodega directorHaley Geffen raises the stakes with “Celebrity Picks.” To highlight what is being touted as the ‘Fight of the Century,’ the star-studded spot features such iconic sports stars as Tom Brady, Shaquille O’Neill, Michael Strahan and Charles Barkley as well as celebrities including Diddy, Mark Wahlberg, Jamie Foxx, Adriana Lima, Liev Schrieber, Bill Maher—and even a cameo by Khloe Kardashian. The spot was cut by Northern Lights’ editor Chris Carson, color-corrected by Chris Hengeveld, and sound designed and mixed by SuperExploder’s Jody Nazzaro.
In the promo, each of the celebs spouts their excitement and fighter allegiance direct to camera for a match so wildly popular that it sold out in a mere 60 seconds. The fight will be a joint pay-per-view broadcast with Showtime and HBO on Saturday, May 2nd, starting at 9pm ET.
Geffen is currently working on the fight show open, which will be broadcast the night of the telecast.