It may have been three days before Tax Day in the U.S. but that did not prevent Fighter of the Decade MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO from filing a very happy return to the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight world championship throne. Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs), the lone congressional representative of the Sarangani province in the Philippines, won an emphatic unanimous decision on Saturday night while avenging his controversial 2012 loss to the previously undefeated two-division defending world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs), of Palm Springs, Calif.
Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with MP Promotions, Tecate and PS4, and produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®, the eagerly-anticipated rematch between pound for pound titans Pacquiao and Bradley lived up to its hype, keeping the crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on its feet throughout the fight. In the end, for the first time, Pacquiao reclaimed a world title he had previously held, while serving notice that his journey as an elite pound for pound champion will continue. It also marked Pacquiao’s first fight on U.S. soil since 2012.
HBO Sports Presents the Replay of Timothy Bradley Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao 2: Saturday, April 19 on HBO
It’s a special edition of WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® when HBO Sports presents TIMOTHY BRADLEY JR. VS. MANNY PACQUIAO 2, the replay of their high stakes world welterweight title fight, SATURDAY, APRIL 19 at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO. The HBO Sports team, which was ringside for the live coverage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, calls all the action. The telecast will be available in HDTV.
The highly anticipated rematch between two of boxing’s most accomplished pros was carried live Saturday, April 12 on HBO Pay-Per-View.®
Immediately following the replay, HBO will present the season premiere of the boxing studio program THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT).
Other HBO playdates: Apr. 20(9:00 a.m.) and 22 (1:00 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Apr. 20 (5:45 p.m.) and 21 (11:00 p .m.)
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