News | Dec 30 2015

Manny Pacquiao to fight Tim Bradley for a third time, rubber-match set for April 9th in Las Vegas

Pacquiao and Bradley will fight for a third time in April, writes James Slater
Manny Pacquiao
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SUPERSTAR Manny Pacquiao certainly took his time in announcing his next opponent, set for April of 2016 in what could well be the welterweight’s final bout.

A short list of possible foes included Terence Crawford, Amir Khan, Tim Bradley and, most recently added to the list of maybes, Adrien Broner. But finally, we have conformation from Pac-Man’s promoter Bob Arum who the April 9th fight will be against: Tim Bradley, who Pacquiao has twice met before.

“It’s a done deal and it’s going to be a third fight against Tim Bradley. We took  a lot of consideration knowing Bradley has improved a lot as a fighter since  the last time they’ve met in 2014,” Arum told The Manila Times today (local time). “Bradley is happy about it of course and that’s really a competitive fight for Manny. The report about Adrien Broner fighting Pacquiao is untrue.”

 

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