The hype is building for the long awaited rematch between Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley (31-0, 12 KOs), and Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs) for the WBO welterweight title, the title currently held by Bradley. Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 will take place, Saturday, April 12, at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, and televised live on HBO Pay-Per-View. The event is being presented by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions and Tacate.
The first meeting back in 2012 ended badly for both fighters. Although Bradley won the fight by split-decision,the boxing world was shocked by the outcome of the scores by the judges. Through no fault of his own, Bradley had to endure some unjust critisism for the win, he hopes to silence the critics come April 12.
Manny Pacquiao is in the twilight of his career, he will surely go down as one the greatest fighters in history. The first meeting with Bradley left a sour taste in his mouth, a win would right the wrong in his eyes.
Without a doubt, Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao are great fighters, but both are at the crossroads in their respected careers, and both want to prove why they each deserve the WBO welterweight title. The score needs to be settled, it's unfinished business for both.
One can be sure of one thing, the best fighter will win on April 12. This rematch determines the future for both, boxing fans can expect nothing short of pure toe-to-to action.