Manny Pacquiao will place his WBO welterweight title on the line Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, against Timothy Bradley.
In addition to becoming a congressman in his indigenous Philippines, the 33-12 months-aged Pacquiao is arguably the very best pound-for-pound boxer in the entire world. With a 54-3-two specialist record, he is the initial fighter to get planet titles in 8 bodyweight courses.
Even though Pacquiao enters the bout with plenty of fanfare, the 28-year-aged Bradley has proven he is no slouch. The indigenous of Cathedral City, just exterior Palm Springs, California, boasts a perfect report -- 28 wins and zero losses, to go with 1 no-contest.
Bradley, the reigning WBO gentle welterweight champ, takes special pleasure in his work ethic, stating no one does a lot more inside the ring and out.
Just lately on "Experience-Off," an HBO present helmed by CNN contributor Max Kellerman, Joel Diaz, Bradley's coach, and Freddie Roach, Pacquiao's coach, sparred in excess of who performs harder in the gym.
"I do not consider you will find anyone that trains harder than this guy," Diaz said.
"Manny will teach more difficult than him, and that's why we'll win," Roach retorted.
Even with Bradley's undoubted desire and document, most pundits predict Pacquiao will get the bout handily. If he emerges victorious, it stays to be observed who his up coming opponent might be although, unquestionably, the excitement likely will grow yet again about a possible showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Mayweather is at the moment in a Nevada jail serving a three-month sentence for a domestic violence conviction.
By the CNN Workers