LAS VEGAS, NEV. (April 8, 2014) — Fighter of the Decade MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO, who returns to a U.S. ring for the first time since 2012, will kick off Fight Week with his Grand Arrival Today! Tuesday, April 8, inside the main lobby of the MGM Grand. Pacquiao, his Hall of Fame Trainer Freddie Roach and the rest of his team, will arrive at 1:30 P.M. PT in a bus custom-designed with Pacquiao’s image. Fans are invited to attend and give boxing’s only eight-division world champion a boisterous welcome as he attempts to regain the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title from the undefeated defending champion TIMOTHY “Desert Storm” BRADLEY.
Pacquiao, Roach and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum will be available for interviews.
Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs), the lone congressional representative of the Sarangani province in the Philippines, breaks camp in Hollywood today where he has been in deep training for the eagerly-anticipated WBO welterweight championship rematch against the two-division world champion Bradley (31-0, 12 KOs), of Palm Springs, Calif. This will also be the first time Pacquiao has ever challenged to regain a world title he formerly held.
Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with MP Promotions and Tecate, Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 will take place, Saturday, April 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
When Pacquiao and Bradley rumbled the first time, on June 9, 2012 at MGM Grand, Bradley’s hand was raised via a controversial split decision, ending Pacquiao’s welterweight title reign as well as his seven-year, 15-bout winning streak. Though both fighters claimed victory neither was satisfied. Destiny may have played a hand in their first battle but it will be survival of the fittest that determines the winner of this exciting rematch.
Remaining tickets for Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 are priced at $1,000, $800, $600, $400, $250 and $150, not including applicable service charges. There will be a total ticket limit of 12 per person with a limit of 10 per person at the $1,000, $800, $600, $400 and $250 price levels and a limit of two (2) per person at the $150 price level. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets will also be available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 will also be available via closed circuit in the Marquee Ballroom at MGM Grand. Tickets are priced at $50, not including applicable service charges. All seats will be general admission and will be available at the box office and via all area Ticketmaster outlets or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Episode No. 3 of 24/7 Pacquiao/Bradley 2 premieres This Thursday! April 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT two nights before the high stakes welterweight title bout.