Entitled Pacman - Bradley 2 and presented by Top Rank Promotions, critics and sports analysts are exhilarated about this year’s rematch after a highly controversial split decision on the fighters’ first match-up in June 9, 2012. Bradley was proclaimed victorious, putting an end to Pacquiao’s welterweight title reign as well as his lucky seven-year, 15-fight victorious streak. The first match resulted to a rift between the two boxers and their teams which makes the survival-of-
Thirty five year-old Pacquiao, Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, Boxing Writers Association of America’s (BWAA) Fighter of the Decade and the only congressional representative of Saranggani province in General Santos City, Philippines, is the only boxer to win eight titles in as many different weight divisions with a record of 55 wins (38 knock-outs), five losses, and two draws. An original southpaw but also considered an ambidextrous, well-known for his speed and stamina inside the ring, Pacquiao delivered quite a number of victories some of which are against hall-of-fame boxers including Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley, and Juan Manuel Marquez.
In Sunday’s rematch, Pacquiao’s team will make sure fans of the Pound-for-Pound King will see the original Pacquiao and will not be disappointed. Buboy Fernandez, Pacquiao’s assistant trainer told Top Rank Promotions: “I see the old fire in his eyes and the thirst to beat up an opponent. If the old Pacquiao shows up, Bradley is in for a beating,” Fernandez emphasized.
Bradley, 30, who grew up in Palm Springs, California has an astonishing record of 31 wins (with 12 knock-outs), and 0 losses, and is considered one of the ten best fighters in the world. An orthodox boxer, Bradley is a two-division world champion whom critics see can be ‘dancing’ along Pacquiao’s agility because of his robust and compact built inside the ring. Many hardcore boxing fans were disappointed during their last match-up but Bradley says this rematch will prove he should not be messed with and that he deserves the world title. Bradley, as told to Top Rank Promotions said: “I am not expecting any compassion from him (Pacquiao), this fight is about my family and his family eating. Manny will have to knock me out to stop my family from eating!”
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