Many RING-rated fighters were in action over the past two weeks but nobody made a statement as big as Manny Pacquiao, who soundly defeated Tim Bradley to regain the WBO welterweight title and climb in the magazine’s pound-for-pound and 147-pound rankings.
Now with noted trainer Freddie Roach in his corner, Miguel Cotto share his thoughts of Roach, ex-foe Manny Pacquiao and his June 7 challenge of middleweight champion Sergio Martinez.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook brings us trainer Freddie Roach’s thoughts on his charge, Manny Pacquiao’s performance against Tim Bradley last Saturday.
Manny Pacquiao might not be quite the fighter he once was but he proved in his rematch with Tim Bradley that he remains a force in boxing.
Manny Pacquiao met the boxing media after regaining the WBO welterweight title from Tim Bradley via unanimous decision. “He tried to knock me out, I tried to knock him out,” Pacquiao said during the post-figth presser. “Many times, I hit him hard but he was still there.”
A gracious and upbeat Tim Bradley spoke to the boxing media after his unanimous decision loss to Manny Pacquiao. “No excuses tonight,” he said during the post-fight presser. “Pacquiao was the better man tonight. Dude still has it.”
Lennox Lewis used his Twitter account to call for Showtime, Floyd Mayweather Jr., HBO and Manny Pacquiao to get together and make the mega-fight happen. The former undisputed heavyweight champ compared the Mayweather-Pacquiao situation to his fight with Mike Tyson.
Top Rank CEO said it was “thuggery” to hang posters advertising Showtime’s upcoming Mayweather-Maidana bout during the lead-up to HBO’s Pacquiao-Bradley rematch. Showtime Sports boss Stephen Espinoza critcized the “racial overtones” of Arum’s statement, after which Arum referenced horse anatomy.
Manny Pacquiao said that he “enjoyed” Saturday night’s “toe-to-toe” unanimous-decision victory over Tim Bradley, from whom he regained the WBO 147-pound belt that he lost by a disputed split decision in June 2012.
The WBO welterweight title lost in a controversial split decision in 2012 is back in Manny Pacquiao’s possession with a points victory Saturday night over Tim Bradley. Pacquiao didn’t get the KO he wanted but at least there was no argument among the judges this time.
Click this link for RingTV.com’s live, round-by-round update from ringside at the rematch between WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley and challenger Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas. The HBO Pay Per View broadcast starts at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, with the main event to happen later in the evening.
Noted British sports writer Gareth A Davies says if Manny Pacquiao defeats Tim Bradley tonight, the Filipino icon’s victory will compel the boxing media to hound Floyd Mayweather Jr. for answers as to why he will not fight Pacquiao.
Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley looked ripped and ready for their rematch at the weigh-in for the April 12 pay-per-view event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao weighed 145 pounds; Bradley weighed 145.5.
Tim Bradley walked out to a decidedly anti-Bradley crowd at the weigh-in for Saturday’s rematch with “hometown boy” Manny Pacquiao, and said, “I’ve got to knock Pacquiao out.”
Photos from the scales one day before Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley go at it for a second time. The HBO Pay Per View card also includes Raymundo Beltran vs. Arash Usmanee, Bryan Vasquez vs. Jose Felix Jr. and Khabib Allakhverdiev vs. Jessie Vargas.
Manny Pacquiao weighed a ripped and ready 145 pounds for his challenge to WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley at Friday’s weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the site of their Saturday rematch. Bradley weighed a shredded 145.5 pounds.