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April 12 – HBO PPV
Timothy Bradley Jr. ($4,700) vs. Manny Pacquiao ($4,900)
Bradley: won controversial first fight with two bad feet. Avg'd 70 punches thrown per round vs. Pac. Will need to set that kind of pace again. Bradley's KO Pct.: 38%
Pacquiao: Fought cautiously vs. Rios- was it lack of fire, or was Manny honing his skills and not taking any chances coming off KO loss to Marquez? Pac's KO Pct.: 61%
April 26 – Showtime
Keith Thurman ($5800) vs. Julio Diaz ($4400)
Thurman: One Time improving with each fight. Mixes jab and power punches well. Thurman's KO Pct.: 89%
Diaz: tough assignment for solid pro Diaz. Whatever he does good, Thurman does better. Diaz's KO Pct.: 58%
Lucas Matthysse ($5800) vs. John Molina ($4400)
Matthysse: comebacking Matthysse shouldn' t have trouble finding face first Molina. Matthysse's KO Pct.: 84%
Molina: fought just once above 140-lbs. Has several upset wins on his record. Not this time. Molina's KO Pct.: 73%
May 3 – Showtime PPV
Floyd Mayweather ($6000) vs. Marcos Maidana ($4400)
Mayweather: Money's #1 on CompuBox plus/minus list. He lands 42%, oponents 18%. He should put up similar numbers vs. Maidana. Mayweather's KO Pct.: 58%
Maidana: Will have to get in Floyd's face and let hands go. Maidana's promises to throw 100-plus punches per round. Will have to land 30% or more. Maidana's KO Pct.: 82%.
Luis Collazo ($4600) vs. Amir Khan ($4800)
Collazo: reborn Collazo, coming off KO win over Ortiz, will be looking for another KO. Collazo's KO Pct.: 45%.
Khan: Collazo no layup fight following 13 mo layoff. Will Khan be motivated after losing out on fight with Mayweather? Khan KO Pct.: 61%
Adrien Broner ($6000) vs. Carlos Molina ($4200)
Broner: The Problem returns to 140-lbs after bad loss to Maidana at 147-lbs. He needs to let his hands go vs. rusty Molina. Broner's KO Pct.: 76%
Molina: inactive for 17 mos. following one-sided loss to Khan. Has to bring the fight to Broner to have any chance for a W. Molina's KO Pct.: 37%
May 10 – ESPN
Bermane Stiverne ($4600) vs. Chris Arreola ($4500)
Stiverne: needs to keep busy like he did in first fight (59 punches thrown per round/37 jabs per round). Stiverne's KO Pct.: 80%
Arreola: needs to let his hands go and get inside Stiverne's jab. Fighting with a broken nose, only threw 28 punches per round in first fight. Arreola's KO Pct.: 80%