Thursday, January 30, 2014
Posted by Sage of Six Path at 11:06 AM
Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley to defend his welterweight title against Manny Pacquiao. This ends months of speculation of Manny Pacquiao's next fight, and offers fans the long-awaited Pacquiao vs. Bradley rematch. 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. Since then, Pacquiao was brutally knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez, and Bradley scored a hard-fought decision win over Pacquiao's nemesis.
Bradley also survived a war with Ruslan Provodnikov, while Pacquiao finally returned to action with a dominant win over an overmatched Brandon Rios. 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.