Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley are just days away from their June 9 PPV fight. Bradley is a sizable underdog to Pacquiao and, while many might be tempted to look past Bradley towards Pacquiao's next matchup, I find it beneficial to look back at Manny's prior fights to understand how he came to this point.
When did he first fight in front of an American audience?
How did he transition from being a puncher into being a pound-for-pound king?
Each of the following fights was a turning point of sorts in Manny's career: heightened viewership, overcoming challenges, evolving as a fighter, and learning from losses — all things that have helped shape Manny Pacquiao into one of the greatest boxers of all time.
These are his 10 most important fights, and by examining them we can find answers to these and other questions about Manny Pacquiao.