Manny Pacquiao’s Next Fight Confirmed – Pacquiao vs. Bradley II is On:
Bob Arum and Todd duBoef, CEO and President of Top Rank, respectively, and Michael Koncz of MP Promotions are pleased to announce that an agreement was reached today for 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.
Both fighters and their teams will embark on a U.S. media tour the week of February 3, including press conferences in Los Angeles and New York on Tuesday, February 4 and Thursday, February 6, respectively. Ticket information and other details on the promotion and the media tour will be released shortly.
Stay tuned for all the coming updates on Pacquiao vs. Bradley II, further details on tickets, and much more.