According to an April 12, 2014, boxing report by MMAFighting.com, the undercard portion of tonight’s Bradley vs. Pacquiao 2 slate will be streaming live and 100 percent free on ESPN-3. A total of three bouts will comprise the undercard portion of ESPN’s feed, all leading up to the PPV fights online, highlighted by the rematch between two of boxing’s biggest names.
The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., will be the site for a great night of fights. It all gets underway at 7 p.m. EST (6 p.m. CST/5 p.m. MST/4 p.m. PST) with the free preliminary bouts, followed by “Countdown to Boxing: Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2” at 8:30 p.m. EST on HBO PPV (DirecTV channels 123-HD and 124).
As reported by SBN on April 12, tonight’s bout between Bradley and Pacquiao should set the score once and for all, and the anticipation couldn’t be higher. On Friday, both fighters took care of their final off-ring responsibilities, tipping the scales under the allowed weight-limit of 146 pounds, which means the WBO Welterweight title will be on the line.
For undefeated (31-0, 12 KO) Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley, tonight’s championship bout is about redemption and respect. Despite his perfect record and a series of impressive performances, putting behind a controversial (2012) split-decision win over the Filipino is what the 30-year-old needs before the public embraces him as one of the world’s best.
For (55-5, 38 KO) Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, his legacy and a potential mega-clash with pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather will be on the line. A brutal knockout at the hands of Juan Manual Marquez certainly dropped the Congressman a few spots in the list of boxing’s P2P list. However, a win over Brandon Rios and a reiteration of his superiority over Bradley – especially following his win over JMM – maybe what Pacquiao needs to regain some of the lost ground.
According to Las Vegas boxing oddsmakers, Manny Pacquiao comes in as a -270 (money-line) betting favorite to defeat Tim Bradley, who’s a +230 ML underdog this evening. The OVER/UNDER is set at a combined total of 9½ rounds, with sportsbooks favoring the OVER (-330) rather than the UNDER (+255).
Boxing fans simply cannot afford to miss what will be a great night of fights. Watch a portion of Bradley vs. Pacquiao 2 undercard by clicking on any of the (Internet) links provided above. Also don’t miss HBO PPV’s countdown show, which gets underway half-hour before the first fight on the main card.