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Bradley is Pacquiao’s preferred April foe

Timothy Bradley is a cinch as Manny Pacquiao’s foe when the Filipino boxing icon returns to the ring in Las Vegas this year.
Pacquiao himself has chosen the unbeaten American over former sparring partner Russian Ruslan Provodnikov for his next fight scheduled April 12, but may still be moved to May.
“Yes, I want to fight Bradley, simply because I want to win back the title he took from me by a questionable decision,” the 35-year-old congressman from Sarangani announced during the Scoop sa Kamayan On Air radio program on dzAR.
Bradley snatched Pacquiao’s World Boxing Organization welterweight crown in 2012 by split decision that was so unpopular the WBO later formed an independent panel of judges, who went on to conclude that Pacquiao was the unanimous winner.
“Almost everybody believes that we won that fight,” Pacquiao said in Filipino. “It’s but proper that we get it (title) back for those who, like me, became victims of judges’ bum decision.”
The rematch with Bradley did not materialize as Pacquiao subsequently suffered a sixth-round knockout to arch Continue reading


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Rios vows to send Pacquiao into retirement

Brandon Rios showed no emotion for his coming fight with Manny Pacquiao but had a mouthful to say to the people around the Filipino superstar. Rios told http://www.hustleboss.com he doesn’t fear Pacquiao for what he was then and what he is now.

“I feel good. No emotion at all. I feel good, like myself, as always. I’m always ready to fight. There’s no emotion at all. I’m not scared, I’m not excited;

“I’m ready to fight. To me, it’s just another opponent in front of me. Just because he has a big name, that don’t mean sh*t to me,” Rios said in an interview.

Rios, younger and hungrier, vowed to send Pacquiao into retirement, saying it’s his time to show the world what kind of a fighter he is. Pacquiao, the only boxer to win world titles in eight different weight classes, lost to Tim Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez last year.

Pacquiao was knocked out cold by Marquez as the bell signaled the end of round six. Pacquiao lay motionless on the floor for a couple of minutes. Some people think Pacquiao will never be the same again.

But reports coming out of Pacquiao’s training camp in General Santos City say otherwise, and Rios, coming off a loss to Mike Alvarado months back, had a lot to say.

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Marquez: I’m Facing Tim Bradley on 9/14 in Las Vegas

Former four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KO’s) has revealed that he plans to continue his career by challenging WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (30-0, 12 KO’s) for the WBO welterweight championship on September 14th at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The fight is almost sure to land on HBO Pay-Per-View

“I had a meeting, I spoke with my family. The decision was made because I still feel good. I feel capable and I can probably do two or three more fights,” Marquez told ESPN Deportes Radio.

Marquez says he was given two return options – Bradley or WBO interim-junior welterweight champion Mike Alvarado. He selected Bradley.

“They discussed two opponents for September 14: Mike Alvarado and Timothy Bradley. I like challenges, Bradley would be a difficult fight for me. Apart from being world champion it would be a challenge to fight him and win another big challenge title in a fifth division, which for me is something that fills me with pride to have the opportunity to try,” he said.

This move by Marquez would leave Manny Pacquiao with the likely option of facing Alvarado on a date in October in Macau.

We are happy to announce that tickets for the said boxing event are available here for orders. We recommend you order Marquez vs Bradley fight tickets now to get exclusive seats near the arena.

By Salvador Rodriguez
Source: http://www.boxingscene.com/marquez-im-facing-tim-bradley-on-9-14-las-vegas–64561

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