Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KO’s) will have his hands full against Timothy Bradley (28-0-1, 12 KO’s) on June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao’s WBO Welterweight title and Bradley’s unblemished record is at stake for this bout.
Since the negotiation for a mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather failed, Pacquiao chose the reigning WBO Light Welterweight champion to be his next opponent.
Pacquiao successfully defended his title against Juan Manuel Marquez and won via majority decision but the fight was considered controversial according to fight fans. Marquez hit Pacquiao with eye-catchy punches but failed to land more power punches which the latter did to win the fight. On the other hand, Bradley defended his title against Joel Casamayor by winning via TKO in the 8th round.
This will be an interesting fight since Pacquiao will be facing a younger and upcoming fighter. Bradley is arguably the best fighter in the 140-pound limit and is known for his effective boxing which may give Pacquiao some trouble. But most analysts still gave Pacquiao the upper hand since he is faster and stronger than the challenger but upsets do happen in sports. If Pacquiao wins, a block-buster fight with Mayweather may happen in November. This promises to be a great match-up between two boxers in their respective divisions.
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