Pacquiao vs. Bradley: Remain or Retire

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Is today’s bout against Timothy Bradley the last one for Manny Pacquiao? Will the conclusion to his career be celebrated tonight? Or will the boxing community be left with another default answer, suggesting nothing at all?

While his retirement is probably just around the corner, it is hard to say when that moment will actually arrive. Despite the fact that Pacquiao had admitted that his jetlag and training have become more difficult for him to adjust to, he did mention that come fight night, he always feels like his old self. Freddie Roach has also mentioned on numerous occasions that Manny has a few more fight left.

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Manny Pacquiao admits to facing the effects of time

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How did it get so late so soon?

It seems like it was just yesterday, when a young Filipino boxer was crossing the ropes, diving into an ocean full of unknowns, to face an elite rival in Juan Manuel Marquez for the first time. That was 2004, twelve years ago.

Now, after an astonishing record-breaking career, Manny Pacquiao is on his way out of boxing, hoping to transition into a full time political career, and be able to dedicate more time to his family.

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Live: Pacquiao vs Bradley Official Weigh-In

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Boxing’s only eight-division world champion and the reigning Fighter of the Decade, Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO, and five-time world champion TIMOTHY “Desert Storm” BRADLEY will have their Official Weigh-In Today! Friday, April 8, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Open to the public, doors will open at 1:00 p.m. with the undercard stepping on the scale beginning at 2:30 p.m. PT. Pacquiao and Bradley will step on the scale at approximately 3:15 p.m. They are just two days away from their 12-round high-stakes welterweight showdown of pound for pound titans.

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Best Trainer – Freddie Roach or Teddy Atlas?

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Will the winner of Manny “Pac man” Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38KO) vs Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley, Jr. (33-1-1, 13K0) fight at the MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV also determine which trainer is best? It might, at least for one fight. The previous years are a little cloudy on Atlas’ side of the ledger. Who has Teddy trained besides Michael Moore, Barry McGuigan (one fight), and Donny Lalonde to 8-0 before Donny dumped him? Teddy trained Alexander Povetkin for a fight with Ruslan Chagsev. Povetkin earned a UD, but his relationship with Teddy fell apart and the two parted ways.

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Thursday’s AMERICAN IDOL Winner to Sing Nat’l Anthem Before Pacquiao v Bradley

LAS VEGAS (April 6, 2016) — This week, someone’s life will change forever as AMERICAN IDOL, the cultural phenomenon that changed the face of television and created some of today’s biggest music stars, will crown its 15th and final AMERICAN IDOL. That newly-crowned winner – in his/her post-IDOL debut — will be whisked to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to sing The National Anthem before Fighter of the Decade MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO, and five-time world champion TIMOTHY “Desert Storm” BRADLEY, battle it out in a 12-round high stakes welterweight showdown. Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with MP Promotions and Tecate, Pacquiao vs. Bradley will take place on Saturday, April 9 and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM PT.

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Pacquiao: I’m training like this is my last fight

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Why Timothy Bradley and not Terence Crawford or Amir Khan like boxing fans were asking? Why do you think you need a third fight with Bradley when you (and the boxing world) believe you won the first two matchups?

“This is not the same Tim Bradley I fought before. His new trainer has transformed him into a powerful and entertaining fighter. He knocked out Brandon Rios in his last fight. Rios had never been stopped before that fight. I think we will give the fans an exciting fight. I am really looking forward to it.”

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The Teddy Atlas Factor: Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley III Preview & Prediction

In the moments immediately following the first bout between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, just prior to the announcement of the official scores, very few people probably considered that this would be but the first chapter in a series of fights. After all, who could have predicted this budding rivalry? According to the large majority of observers Pacquiao should have been awarded a comfortable decision. The judges saw otherwise. And now here we are on the brink of what seems like one of the most unlikely rubber matches in boxing history – Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley III.

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