Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Pacquiao-Bradley Rematch is Finalized For April 12th

NEW YORK – Bob Arum and Todd duBoef, CEO and President of Top Rank, respectively, and Michael Koncz of MP Promotions are pleased to announce that an agreement was reached today for undefeated two-division world champion TIMOTHY “Desert Storm” BRADLEY to defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title against Fighter of the Decade Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO.  Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with MP Promotions and Tecate, Pacquiao-Bradley 2 will take place, Saturday, April 12, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.  It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.

Both fighters and their teams will embark on a U.S. media tour the week of February 3, including press conferences in Los Angeles and New York on Tuesday, February 4 and Thursday, February 6, respectively.  Ticket information and other details on the promotion and the media tour will be released shortly.

When Pacquiao and Bradley rumbled the first time, on June 9, 2012 at the MGM Grand, Bradley's hand was raised via a controversial split decision, ending Pacquiao's welterweight title reign as well as his seven-year, 15-bout winning streak.  Though both fighters claimed victory neither was satisfied.  Destiny may have played a hand in their first battle but it will be survival of the fittest that determines the winner of this exciting rematch.

Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs), the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani province in the Philippines (he was reelected to a second term, running unopposed last year), is the only fighter to win eight world titles in as many different weight divisions.  A three-time Fighter of the Year and the Boxing Writers Association of America's "Fighter of the Decade," Pacquiao's resumé features victories over future Hall of Famers, including Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley and Juan Manuel Márquez. From 2008 to 2010, five of his seven victories were world title victories in five different weight classes, from 130 to 154 pounds.  No active boxer has sold more live tickets in the U.S. than Pacquiao, who is also credited with over eight million pay-per-view buys.  He returns to the ring after a scintillating beatdown of former world champion Brandon Rios.

Bradley (31-0, 12 KOs), from Palm Springs, Calif., a two-division world champion who unified the junior welterweight titles twice during his previous four-year reign, returns to the ring after three consecutive career-best victories.  After moving up in weight and beating Pacquiao in 2012, Bradley co-starred in the 2013 Fight of the Year last March, winning a brutal 12-round decision over Ruslan Provodnikov though Bradley was suffering from a concussion throughout most of the fight.  In his most recent fight, in October, Bradley gave a virtuoso performance in defeating three-division world champion and Mexican icon Juan Manuel Márquez proving that Bradley is indeed one of boxing's elite pound for pound fighters.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HeroBando on 01-27-2014

[QUOTE=Rapid Counter;14169340]Only a truely biased person believes that. You should be ashamed of yourself for such bad scoring[/QUOTE] That's how Danny Garcia and Jeff Mayweather scored it. The average expert score was 9-3: [url]http://boxrec.com/media/index.php/Manny_Pacquiao_vs._Timothy_Bradley[/url]

Comment by Kiddoe on 01-27-2014

This is gonna be one fun year of boxing!

Comment by Evol on 01-26-2014

Props to PAC for always taking tough fights!

Comment by Buckfever on 01-26-2014

Risky fight for Manny IMO. Bradley could win on points if he doesn't get reckless.

Comment by jbpanama on 01-26-2014

And I think Pac will need a KO, in this one.... Provo put a Very Bad Beating on Brad, but The Storm seems to be Well Licked by the Judges!!!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (154)
Top Headlines Jorge Linares Update on Hand Injury, Crolla Rematch Clause Petrov vs. Perez WBA Title Eliminator - Photos, Weights Juanma Lopez vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Pushed Back To Oct. 29 Erick De Leon vs. Aldimar Santos, Oct. 28 on UniMas Eddie Hearn Shakes His Head at Lee Selby's Inactivity Adam Lopez vs. Carlos Valcarcel on November 12 in Philadelphia Photo: Victor Ortiz Mugshot Released For DUI Arrest Callum Smith-Luke Blackledge British Title Clash In Play, Nov. 26 Pacquiao Admits Past Drug Use, Backs Prez's Tough Stance UK News: Kassem vs. Murray, Leather Twins, BoxNation Update Artur Beterbiev vs. Isidro Ranoni Prieto Set For December 23 Calzaghe Backing Cleverly To Unseat Braehmer For The Title Dimitrenko: Parker is Looking Past Me, He's Focused on Joshua Terry Flanagan - In-Depth on Crolla, Verdejo, Return, What's Next WBA Prez: We've Asked "Twice" For Tyson Fury's Medical Report! Mikey Garcia Eyes Dejan Zlaticanin Bout in November, December Frank Warren Reacts To Eddie Hearn: Tyson Fury is NOT Done! Hanzel Martinez Vows To Stop Ruiz Inside The Distance Johnny Nelson: Parker is at The Same Level as Anthony Joshua Golovkin's Coach: Jacobs Beat Cancer, He's Not Scared of GGG Eddie Hearn: Joshua-Klitschko Not Done, Negotiations Ongoing UK News: Skeete vs. Singleton, Liam Williams, Osman, More Cotto Could Be in Line For WBO Shot - When Canelo Goes To 160 Cleverly: Braehmer Fight Has Been Five Years in The Making Wladimir Klitschko vs. Anthony Joshua? Yes, Please. Photo: Canelo Alvarez, With Splint, is Back To Putting in Work Victor Ortiz Arrested For Driving Under The Influence Joseph Parker Avoids Social Media as Fight Rumors Swirl Walters Warns Lomachenko: Remember Donaire? I Want a KO! Milan Melindo vs. Fahlan Sakkreerin, IBF Interim on November 26 Mayweather: If McGregor Stole My Blueprint, It's a Good Thing! Lomachenko vs. Walters Made Official For November 26, HBO Ganigan Lopez Injured: Pedro Guevara Will Now Face Tomogdan Robert Helenius To Return on December Date in Helsinki Randy Petalcorin Domintes Donnie Mabao Over Ten Rounds Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz For Vacant WBO Title? Tyson Fury Will NOT Return in 2016, Says Peter Fury Sosa-Smith Winner is Contractually Bound To Face Fortuna Next Photos: Braehmer, Cleverly - Face To Face at Final Presser David Price Wants Parker or Top Name on Nov. 26, Not Allen
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement