The rapidly approaching championship fight between the 33-year-old Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs) and 28-year-old Timothy Bradley (28-0, 12 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is not lacking for intriguing storylines.
From Pacquiao’s zealous religious revival to Bradley’s uncharacteristically arrogant rematch poster hyping Bradley-Pacquiao II, the fight’s promotion has been steadily building momentum.
Personalities aside, what makes Pacquiao-Bradley so enticing is the actual skill level and pedigree of the boxers themselves. While Bradley has perhaps been trying too hard to turn himself into a marketable commodity, the true test of his future pay-per-view value will be his in-ring performance.
So, the question that begs asking is: What can we expect to see when the first-round bell tolls on Saturday night?
If you’re curious about whether the fight will have knockdowns and point deductions, or wondering which punch will make the difference and what will happen in the championship rounds, you’ve come to the right place.
Let’s find out what Pacquiao-Bradley has in store for us.