Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 Weigh-In: Watch Live Stream of Pre-Fight Event

Kevin McRaeFeatured ColumnistApril 11, 2014

It's been nearly two years since Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley met for the WBO Welterweight Championship. 

On Saturday night, they'll do it again, but the stakes are much higher this time. 

Will Pacquiao be able to regain his title and prove that he still has the fire to be elite? Or will Bradley leave no doubt this time and show that he can, in fact, beat the Pac-Man?

On Friday afternoon, the two fighters will meet for the final time before their championship rematch on Saturday. Weigh-ins are often known for being intense affairs, and this one should prove no different.


Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas

When: 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT


Saturday night will be the culmination of two years in the careers of two of boxing's best pound-for-pound fighters.

Pacquiao, who has been knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez and decisioned Brandon Rios in the time since he fought Bradley, will be looking to right an old wrong. The overwhelming—near unanimous—consensus of boxing fans and media was that he easily did enough to win the first fight and retain his title.

But strange things happen in a subjective sport like boxing, and the judges—agree or disagree—awarded the fight, and the title, to the challenger.

The Filipino icon has a lot to prove coming into this fight. Not so much that he can beat Bradley—most feel he already did that—but that he still has the desire to compete at this level.

Bradley never received any sort of credit for defeating Pacquiao in 2012. That's largely because most people don't feel that he did. The result was the toughest stretch—both personally and professionally—of the undefeated 30-year-old's career.

He was out of the ring for nine months after the Pacquiao fight, received death threats and even thought about taking his own life.

But he's at the top of his game now. He's molded himself into a complete fighter, and with impressive wins over Ruslan Provodnikov and Marquez in his last two outings, he's not to be taken lightly.

You can follow along right here for live video of Friday's weigh-in, which begins at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT.