Adrien Broner won himself no additional fans at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas earlier this evening, May 3, because, after his out-pointing of Carlos Molina – a fighter he man-handled by body-slamming him to the deck – he gave a petulant interview before calling out welterweight great Manny Pacquiao, a fighter he is by no means ready for yet.
A return to the division south of welterweight could await Manny Pacquiao if trainer Freddie Roach has much sway in the Filipino legend’s next move as the Wildcard Boxing Club owner believes the 35-year-old will only recapture his knockout power if he campaigns within the confines of light welterweight (140-pounds) or lightweight (135-pounds). Promoter Bob Arum may not be so keen as the ‘money’ fights are at 147-pounds, but here’s five candidates who could bring bucks at light welter and below…
If there is one fight that makes most sense for Manny Pacquiao, 35, after his convincing Saturday night triumph over erstwhile WBO welterweight ruler Timothy Bradley, it is not a long overdue super fight with Floyd Mayweather Jnr – who could be aligned with the winner of a July 12 punch-up between Erislandy Lara and Saul Alvarez, or a fighter recently signed to Al Hayman; Amir Khan – but a previous opponent, one who makes sense with the organisation (WBO) and cents for the promoter (Bob Arum).
One of the biggest upsets in 2012 was the enforced surrendering of Manny Pacquiao’s welterweight title to Timothy Bradley by split decision – the judging of the fight has been a subject of controversy and so now the Filipino, 35, has a shot at redemption, to right the initial wrong, while the American battles for respect and to gain a legitimate victory. The #PacBradley rematch took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 12.
WBO welterweight world title challenger Manny Pacquiao comfortably weighed in under the contracted 147-pound limit earlier today, Friday, at 145lbs, while defending titlist Timothy Bradley came in at 145.5lbs. The two elite boxers trade shots at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday evening, yet, judging from the photographs below, Bradley could not be more ripped if he tried while Pacquiao does not look as good as he has in previous outings. Will it matter on fight night, we’ll have to wait to find out!
A pugilistic lock to be immortalised at Canastota when the Hall-of-Fame comes calling, Mexican veteran Juan Manuel Marquez, 40, has fought both Timothy Bradley (lost on points) and Manny Pacquiao four times (1-1-2, 1ko) and understands the strengths and weaknesses of both men. Here, he breaks down the keys to victory…
London’s boxing experts are almost unanimous in their predictions. When multi-division titlist Manny Pacquiao, 35, challenges undefeated American Timothy Bradley, 30, for the WBO welterweight championship incumbency on Saturday, April 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena there will be one clear winner…
WBO welterweight world title challenger Manny Pacquiao has not scored a knockout victory in five years but has been implored by trainer Freddie Roach to do so when he takes on Timothy Bradley on Saturday, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The Filipino phenom, though, insists he will not rush the job and that he will put into practice a lesson learned from his shock knockout loss to career nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012.
Multi-division world titlist Manny Pacquiao, 35, can add another glorious chapter to his book of elite-level pugilistic life on April 12 as the Filipino phenom has the chance to reclaim the WBO welterweight belt when he rematches Timothy Bradley, who edged – or was gifted, depending on your viewpoint – a decision win two years ago. PacMan arrives at the scene of their fight – the MGM Grand in Las Vegas – on Tuesday, but is he ready?
Oh boy, things have heated up. Put a microphone in front of Manny Pacquiao and he cannot and will not trash-talk – it’s to his credit. Like Wladimir Klitschko, Pacquiao is an ambassador in a sport that is increasingly flawed and pushes away fans due to fights not being made, inept refereeing, worse scoring and so forth. But the Filipino’s April 12, Las Vegas opponent, Timothy Bradley has become the mouth-piece for this welterweight title showdown.