With the theatrics of the press conferences, weigh-in and most of the pre-fight hype having run its course of relevance, it's finally time for Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley to settle months of speculation, predictions and analysis inside the ring.
Despite Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs) weighing in at a career-heavy 147 pounds yesterday, both he and Bradley (28-0, 12 KOs) look to be in sound fighting shape. Speculation about Pacquiao's conditioning and somewhat-tamer musculature have fueled whispers about a possible upset, though compared to Bradley's chiseled physique, anyone can feel inadequate.
As the bell gets set to toll for Round 1 later this evening, the fascination with tonight's matchup only gains momentum, and the intrigue surrounding Bradley's ability to handle Pacquiao's power and dizzying punching angles with his own blend of skilled boxing and intelligent aggression should be answered early.
There is no shortage of analysis and predictions to read that break down this fight from every conceivable angle. Now, however, the time to watch and marvel at these two combatants is upon us, and the fight should have an abundance of drama and bitterly contested rounds.
If you missed the fight's biggest moments, or are just looking for a recap of all the heated action, you've come to the right place. I'll be updating this slideshow throughout the bout.