Pacquiao’s sparring session was cut short when the world champion broke the nose of one of his sparring partners. Russian boxer Ruslan Nogayev got a bloodied nose after he tasted the punching power of the Filipino boxing champ.
The whole event was witnessed by Pacquiao’s security officer who said that Pacquiao first had a sparring session with another Russian, Ruslan Provodnikov. But it was Nogayev who suffered a lot from the sparring session. Nogayew was supposed to give Pacquiao there rounds of sparring but that was cut short because of the “accident.”
To make up for the shortened sparring session, Pacquiao had to do several rounds of mitts workout with Freddie Roach. The security officer said that Pacquiao showed his usual speed and power and assessed that Pacquiao must be 80% ready for the fight against Timothy Bradley.
Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Bradley on June 9. He will train for two more days in Baguio City before heading for Manila on Thursday and finally going to Los Angeles on Saturday.
Manny Pacquiao was noticed to be breathless after the sparring session with his Russian spar mate Provodnikov. In front of more than 200 spectators, including another member of Congress and his wife, Jinkee, Manny showed that he is serious with his fight against Bradley as he started two days ahead of schedule in preparation for the bout.
Freddie Roach was happy with the decision of Manny Pacquiao to train early noting that with this move he could see what Pacquiao is lacking and thus improve on the same. Manny could not agree more. He said that if they started on schedule, which is Saturday, he thinks that they would have a hard time catching up and that they would struggle in the end.
After the sparing a bruise under the right eye of Provodnikov was noticeable. This was courtesy of several left hooks and right jabs during the third and fourth round of their sparring session. Pacquiao also received some solid right counters from Provodnikov. Manny was all praises for his Russian sparring partner who he believes has the same style as that of Timothy Bradley.
Boxing king Manny Pacquiao said that he would start flexing his muscles in preparation for his bout with American boxer Timothy Bradley last this month of March or early April. He will stay for two to three weeks in Baguio for a high altitude training before going to Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles.
He noted that coach Freddie Roach would probably apply the same training regimen and infuse new boxing styles in order to knock out Timothy Bradley. Although he is considered as a 3-1 favorite against Timothy Bradley, he said that he would train much harder compared to what he did before he fought Juan Manuel Marquez because Pacquiao considers Bradley to be a more dangerous fighter.
Responding to the ceaseless tirade by Mayweather against him, Pacquiao said that he would just pray for the former and emphasized that he is not affected by Mayweather’s attacks because he believes that the people know who the real Manny Pacquiao is.
Pound for pound champion Manny Pacquiao was among the big names who were invited and were present in the 70th birthday celebration of Muhammad Ali. The event called “Power of Love” is for the benefit of a brain health clinic as well as the Muhammad Ali Foundation.
Among the celebrities who were present in the event were Oprah Winfrey, Stevie Wonder, Larry King, Slash, John Legend and many others. It was noted that many approach Pacquiao to ask for a picture with the Filipino boxing phenomenon. People gravitated towards him since he has the same aura as Muhammad Ali.
Pacquiao and his wife, Jinkee, sat with boxing greats George Foreman, Samuel Johnson. Also with them is Bob Arum and his wife Lovee. The team however had to leave early, before Ali’s arrival, because they have to catch a flight to Los Angeles.
Coach Freddie Roach knows Timothy Bradley as a dirty fighter and possibly a tougher and stronger fighter compared to the previous Manny Pacquiao foes. Aside from these, Roach also tags Bradley as a young and dangerous fighter. At the age of 28, Bradley is five years younger than Pacquiao.
More importantly however, Roach knows the formula on how to defeat the undefeated fighter from Cathedral City. For obvious reasons, Roach did not reveal his game plan against Bradley.
It was reported that Bradley signed up for the fight yesterday and was guaranteed to receive $5 million. This will be the biggest fight purse he will receive in his entire career. This purse money does not include yet the share he will receive from the PPV and live ticket gate receipt.
While the money which Bradley will be receiving has been disclosed, Bob Arum refused to reveal how much will be at hand for Pacquiao. The latter received at least $20 million in his last few fights and Arum assured us that Pacquiao will receive more than this in this Pacquiao vs Bradley fight.
With the announcement that Manny Pacquiao already accepted the decision of Bob Arum to have Timothy Bradley fight the former this coming June 9, 2012 at the MGM Grand in Nevada, Las Vegas, boxing fans who are used to famous names are still asking who is Timothy Bradley and why should they watch this fight.
First of all, Bradley is not in the same calibre as Mayweather. He is far from the level of Mayweather and the latter belongs to the highest echelon on the same place as Pacquiao himself. What is so special about Bradley is that he is the best fighter in the 140lb division, he is also undefeated. However, he has not yet wowed the crowd unlike the way Pacquiao and Mayweather creates loud cheers from their respective fans and non-fans alike.
In 2008, when he was just 24 years old, Bradley was scheduled to fight Jose Luis Castillo, but the latter failed to make the weight so Bradley was elevated by WBC to the status of mandatory challenger. To get that chance he has to cross the Atlantic Ocean and face Junior Witter in England. Surprisingly, the unseasoned Bradley stopped Witter in just six rounds.
After that fight, he went on to defeat Edner Cherry on his first title defense. Afterwards, he defeated Kendall Holt. He then faced Nate Campbell, but that fight was marred by head butt issues. Bradley then defeated Lamont Peterson, the same fighter who defeated Amir Khan. He then had an easy win against Luis Abregu which he fought above 140 lbs. Afterwards, Bradley faced off with Alexander who he defeated in a technical decision. Finally, Bradley appeared in the undercard of the Pacquiao vs Marquez fight, where he had an easy time against Joel Casamayor. So now, here we are, brace yourself for Pacquiao vs Bradley.
Do you want to watch Pacquiao vs Bradley fight online legally? Now it seems that you can do it. I say “seems” because Team Pacquiao is yet to confirm that they already stroke a deal with a website called OnlineBroadcast.com owned by a company called Universal Entertainment Group DBA.
This site claims that it is now possible to watch future Pacquiao fights online through your mobile devices, iPad or computers. They claim that they offer live streaming of Pacquiao fights for places where the HBO pay per view is not available. The cost of subscription starts at $1.95, $4.95 and $9.95 depending on the region where the viewer is located.
If it is true that this company was able to get the rights to distribute the Pacquiao fights online then this would be good news for those living in areas where the HBO pay per view is not available, in addition they could also watch the fight at a fraction of the cost of the PPV.
We don’t know yet how much Manny Pacquiao would get from this but given Pacquiao’s popularity which transcends the boxing community we should expect a substantial amount of share. We are not also aware if Bob Arum is aware of this supposed deal and whether he would be happy with this.
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Floyd Mayweather announced that he would be fighting Miguel Cotto, this then leaves us with Timothy Bradley as the most logical opponent for Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather and Pacquiao have been trying to seal a fight in the past few weeks, but Arum said that in case that does not push through then he would let Pacquiao fight either Bradley, Cotto, Marquez or Peterson.
Given that Mayweather will be fighting Cotto and since a Marquez vs Peterson fight is also in the works, then only Timothy Bradley would be available for Manny Pacquiao. Bradley has long been dreaming of fighting Manny Pacquiao, the pound for pound king. Bradley even signed las fall with Top Rank to improve his chances of fighting Manny Pacquiao.
One problem in case this fight pushes through is the issue of head butt. This was mentioned since Bradley is known to fight with his head in the forward direction. This situation can be exacerbated by the fact that Bradley is a right hander while Pacquiao is a lefty. When fighters like these meet, head butts occur more.
If this fight is announced, it would be most like have a date of June 9 at the MGM Grand in Nevada, Las Vegas. Watch the Pacquiao vs Bradley fight because this will be a very interesting fight between a very skilled 140 lb fighter, Bradley, an a small welterweight fighter, Pacquiao.
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum said that the next opponent of Manny Pacquiao could be revealed by Tuesday next week. Pacquiao is scheduled to appear again on the ring on June 9, 2012 at the MGM in Las Vegas. Even if Arum is still not revealing who will be their option to fight Pacquiao, it is obvious that Timothy Bradley will be the lucky pick.
Right now there are four potential opponents for Manny Pacquiao, namely: Miguel Cotto, Juan Manuel Marquez, Lamont Peterson and Timothy Bradley. Arum’s first choice for Manny Pacquiao is Miguel Cotto, however the latter already made it clear that he won’t fight Pacquiao at 147 lbs. Meanwhile, Arum is attempting to match Marquez and Peterson, so these three are already out to of the picture. We are left then with Timothy Bradley.
Arum said that they wanted to announce Pacquiao’s next opponent after the Super Bowl and also after the Chavez fight on Saturday. They do not want to make announcement while everyone is focused on the Super Bowl and they also refused to steal the spot light from the Chavez fight out of respect, therefore we should expect their announcement by Tuesday.