Pacquiao Lands at LAX Int’l On Philippine Airlines Flight 102 at 8:05 P.M. PT — Pacquiao Nation Unite
Manny Pacquiao, arrives in the U.S. This Saturday, May 5. Pacquiao, Hall of Fame-elect trainer, World-Famous Freddie Roach and the rest of Team Pacquiao are scheduled to land at LAX International on Philippine Airlines Flight 102 at 8:05 p.m. PT. Fans are invited to come out to Los Angeles International airport to greet Pacquiao and his team, and show their support.
Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs), boxing’s only eight-division world champion and the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani province in the Philippines, will begin his four-week U.S. training camp, on Monday, May 7, at Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif. Pacman will be defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight championship crown against undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (28-0, 12 KOs), of Palm Springs, Calif.
The Pacquiao vs. Bradley welterweight championship collision will take place Saturday, June 9, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, Nev., and will be produced and distributed Live by HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
Of course, it’s surely no coincidence that Pacquiao’s arrival will be on Cinco de Mayo, while Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto are fighting that night. It’s also no coincidence that this announcement comes now, in the pre-fight week build-up towards the Mayweather vs. Cotto clash. Classic move to try to steal some promotional thunder away from that fight.