Pacquiao vs. Bradley: Latest News and Start Time Info for Massive Bout

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
Pacquiao vs. Bradley: Latest News and Start Time Info for Massive Bout
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

The much-anticipated fight between boxing stars Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley is less than 24 hours away.

If you love thrilling fights between exciting boxers who are aggressive and like to come out attacking their opponents early, then you must watch this fight.

Let's look at the latest news and notes for Saturday's fight from Las Vegas.

 

Fight Time Changed

Who will win this fight?

Submit Vote vote to see results

It would have been very unwise for HBO and boxing promoters to allow this fight to go up against the NBA matchup between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, which is Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Since Game 6 of that series on Thursday night received record TV ratings, you can expect the majority of the sports world to have their eyes glued to this game as well.

Saturday night's fight time was wisely changed, and the Chicago Tribune has the details:

The fight's promoter, Bob Arum, made the announcement in a statement.

"I'm not waiting for Manny's request on this one," Arum said. "We will not begin the Pacquiao-Bradley main event fight until the Celtics and the Heat finish their playoff game. Now Manny, the Heat, the Celtics, and sports fans   watching the basketball game won't have to make a choice between events -- they will be able to watch both."

To get the most people possible watching this fight, the decision to delay it to the late evening had to be made.

 

Weigh-In Results

Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley participated in their pre-fight weigh-in Friday in Las Vegas. PacMan was weighed at 147 pounds, setting a new career high for himself. Bradley was weighed at 146 pounds.

This is a huge fight for Bradley, who needs a major win against an opponent such as Pacquiao to cement himself as an elite boxer.

Load More Stories

Follow B/R on Facebook

Out of Bounds

Boxing

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.