If you missed yesterday's kick-off presser for the April 12 Tim Bradley-Manny Pacquiao rematch, watch the highlights of the media event that took place at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly HIlls, Calif., plus an added interview with Bradley.
Bradley (31-0, 12 knockouts) defended the WBO welterweight title he won from Pacquiao via controversial split decision in June of 2012 twice last year — a brutal, hard-fought unanimous decision over Ruslan Provodnikov, the 2013 Fight of the Year, and a split decision over Juan Manuel Marquez.
The 30-year-old Palm Springs, Calif. resident says he enters the Pacquiao rematch as a better boxer, a more mature individual and with a lot more confidence. He says a dominant victory over Pacquiao will be his "redemption" since he wasn't given any credit following the first fight.
Pacquiao (55-5, 38 KOs), who suffered a sixth-round KO to Marquez after the Bradley loss but rebounded with a lopsided decision over Brandon Rios last November, said "both of us, we have something to prove in this fight."
Bradley's trainer Joel Diaz, THE RING's Trainer of the Year for 2013, called the rematch "unfinished business" and said his fighter is going to give fans the kind of fight they didn't get with the first bout.
Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach, The Boxing Writers Assoc. of America Trainer of the Year for 2013, said Bradley is "one of the toughest guys in the world.
"He's very resilient," Roach continued. "We're going to have to fight a great fight to beat him."
Comments from Bradley, Pacquiao, both trainers and promoter Bob Arum can be watched on the player below:
Photo / Chris Farina-Top Rank
Video / Daniel Morales
Notes / Doug Fischer