Eight-division world champion and reigning Fighter of the Decade, Congressman Manny Pacquiao looks to solidify his legacy when he takes on five-time world champion Timothy Bradley on Saturday, April 9, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The fight will be distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT. The price for PPV event event: $60 for SD, $70 for HD.
Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) and Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs) meet in the ring for a third time this weekend to finally settle matters. Bradley took their first encounter with a controversial split decision win in 2012 that many observers thought was awarded to the wrong man. Things were different in their 2014 rematch, with Pacquiao scoring a unanimous decision victory that left no doubt who the winner was.
But now– with Bradley motivated with new trainer Teddy Atlas in his corner, and Pacquiao with his eye on retirement and future plans– there could be an opportunity for Tim to claim the rubber match.
“I am looking forward to this fight between Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley. We will see how much Manny has recovered from shoulder surgery and whether he has been able to retain all of his power. We saw in Tim’s last fight a new, improved Tim Bradley thanks and largely due to his astute trainer Teddy Atlas. One thing is for sure, this fight will be vastly different from the first two these two warriors have had,” said promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank..
On the action-packed undercard:
Undefeated contender Gilberto Ramirez take on the always tough, two-division world champion Arthur Abraham for his WBO World super middleweight title.
Oscar Valdez and former world champion Evgeny Gradovich will duke it out for the vacant WBO NABO featherweight title.
Jose Ramirez defends his WBC Continental Americas super lightweight belt against veteran Manny Perez.