Pacquiao-Bradley 2 press conference
By: Chris DeGuia
February 5, 2014
On April 12, 2014 Manny Pacquiao will face Timothy Bradley in a rematch from there June 9, 2012 showdown where a lot of media, press and fans thought that Manny won that bout that night. Unfortunately two of the three judges gave Bradley the victory and the WBO welterweight title. Since there first fight, both fighters went in a different direction. Manny fought Juan Manuel Marquez on December 8, 2012 in there fourth showdown and Manny lost that by getting knockout in the sixth round. While for Bradley since his victory against Pacquiao he did not fight again until 2013. When 2013 approached Bradley fought Ruslan Provodnikov and won a UD. Then Bradley again fought but instead fought Juan Manuel Marquez and won a split decision. As for Manny Pacquiao he fought Brandon Rios on November 23, 2013 in Macau and won a UD.
Before these two face off you got the undercard bouts. Before the main event you got Jessie Vargas finally getting his world title shot against Khabib Allakhverdiev for Khabib's WBA and IBO light welterweight titles and Ray Beltran taking on Rocky Martinez in a WBO eliminator. The winner of that bout will face the winner of the Crawford-Burn (for the WBO title).
I attended the press conference in Los Angeles and I asked both camps and Bob Arum why the rematch.
Tickets for Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley 2 are priced at $1000, $800, $600, $400, $250, and $150, not including the applicable service charge. You can purchase your tickets at the MGM Grand, www.MGMGRAND.com, Ticketmaster.com or call them (Ticketmaster) 1(800) 745-3000. If you cannot be at the fight, the fight will air on HBO pay per view so call your cable or dish subscriber to order the fight.