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Pacquiao-Bradley Will Not Go Head To Head With The NBA

LAS VEGAS, NEV. -- It’s good to be king.  It’s even better to be MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO, boxing’s Fighter of the Decade.

Pacquiao, who is not only an eight-division world champion and a Congressman, is also a die-hard Boston Celtics fan.  And with Game 7 of the Celtics-Miami Heat playoff game beginning just hours before Pacquiao enters the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to defend his WBO welterweight title against undefeated world champion Timothy Bradley, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum isn’t even going to try to beat City Hall.

“I’m not waiting for Manny’s request on this one.  We will not begin the Pacquiao –Bradley main event fight until the Celtics and the Heat finish their playoff game,” said Arum.  “Now Manny, the Heat, the Celtics, and sports fans watching the basketball game won’t have to make a choice between events, they will be able to watch both.  However, the action-packed pay-per-view undercard will begin as scheduled at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.”

Arum just may be Saturday’s MVP!

Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs), boxing’s only eight-division world champion and the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani province in the Philippines, will be defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight championship crown against WBO junior welterweight champion Bradley (28-0, 12 KOs), of Palm Springs, Calif., Saturday, June 9, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.  The Pacquiao-Bradley world championship fight will be produced and distributed Live by HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Tecate, AT&T and MGM Grand, remaining tickets to Pacquiao vs. Bradley are priced at $1,200, $900, $600 and $400.  Ticket sales at $1,200, $900, $600 and $400 are limited to 10 per person.  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000.  Tickets also will be available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com .

An all-new edition of HBO’s all-access reality series 24/7 PACQUIAO/BRADLEY debuts Tonight! Friday, June 8 (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET/PT), the night before the welterweight title showdown.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Primera on 06-09-2012

pbf-cotto did end up selling out btw, there were only 16 seats left two nights before the fight pacquiao-bradley is not even close to selling out

Comment by LoadedWraps on 06-09-2012

[QUOTE=pgolf;12217998]FMJ v Cotto was not sold out, neither will PAC v Bradley. [url]http://espn.go.com/blog/dan-rafael/post/_/id/1123/may-cotto-cracks-top-10-gates[/url][/QUOTE] [B]"For a little fun, let's compare gate figures for boxing and MMA in Nevada. The No. 1 MMA gate was the $5,397,300 generated by Chuck Liddell's second…

Comment by LoadedWraps on 06-09-2012

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;12217386]LAS VEGAS, NEV. -- It’s good to be king. It’s even better to be MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO, boxing’s Fighter of the Decade. Pacquiao, who is not only an eight-division world champion and a Congressman, is also a die-hard Boston Celtics…

Comment by pacfan on 06-09-2012

i hope there's no overtime. it's eastern time here and superfights always end past midnight. got a sunday job. :bigeyes:

Comment by Primera on 06-09-2012

It was supposed to be Spurs -Heat in the final, even refball couldn't help them

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