It may not be the match of the century that so many wanted from Manny Pacquiao, but we're still in for a treat in his upcoming bout with Tim Bradley.
Bradley is the junior welterweight champion, and despite many tabbing this as an easy win for Pacquiao, Bradley won't go down easy.
Manny Pacquiao vs. Tim Bradley
Date: June 9, 2012
Undercard Start Time: 9 p.m. ET (Main event will start upon conclusion of undercard)
A slip-up on June 9 for Pacquiao could prove to doom the rest of his career, as a fight with Floyd Mayweather is still a strong possibility despite the Filipino's growing age of 33.
However, if Pacquiao comes out with a fiery display of moves and takes it to Bradley early, this fight could be over in just minutes, and we could be crowning Pacquiao as boxing's biggest force.
It's safe to say a lot is on the line for Pacquiao with his prime slipping away, but he'll be enjoying a big payday regardless. He'll be making at least the $6 million purse for the fight, with dozens of millions more on the table and almost guaranteed.
Pacquiao is widely considered to be the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world, as his speed and technique takes over his 5'6", 148-pound frame and makes up for often being the weaker boxer in the ring.
But Bradley is unbeaten in boxing and should come in with more energy than Pacquiao. If Pacquiao gets worn down the stretch and leaves himself susceptible, Bradley is young and fierce enough to pounce on him.
Will Bradley could pull an upset of epic proportions? Or will Pacquiao assert his dominance and prove that his best years are still around?
We'll find out soon enough.
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