07/23/2016 Oscar Valdez vs. Matias Carlos Adrian Ruedas

Date:   Saturday, July 23, 2016

VACANT WBO FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location:   MGM Grand, Grand Arena, Las Vegas, NV

Promoter:    Top Rank, Inc. / Bob Arum

Supervisor:  John Duggan

Referee:  Russell Mora

Judges:  Steve Weisfeld, Burt Clements,  Robert Hoyle

Results:  Oscar Valdez out-punches in Matias Carlos Adrian Ruedas  in defeating him by a 2nd round knockout to claim the vacant WBO World (126lb.) title.

TV: USA HBO PPV, Argentina TyC Sports

07/12/2014 Tomoki Kameda vs. Pungluang Sor Singyu

Date:  Saturday, July 12, 2014

WBO Bantamweight Championship Bout

Location:  MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Promoter:  Golden Boy Promotions

Supervisor:   Francisco Valcarcel, Esq.

Referee:  Russell Mora

Judges:  Patricia Morse Jarman, Richard Houck, Cathy Leonard

Results:  Champion Tomoki Kameda retains WBO Bantamweight Title against  Pungluang Sor Singyu by KO in the 7th. round.

TV:  USA Showtime

Pacquiao reveals his strategy for beating Bradley: “I’m going to throw a lot of punches”

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By:  Rob Smith —

If you wondered what Manny Pacquiao’s strategy will be for how he plans on beating WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley, Pacquiao revealed it in an interview this week. The strategy is simple. Pacquiao says he plans on throwing a lot of punches to force Bradley to deal a lot of incoming. Whether that’ll work or not is another thing.

Bradley isn’t someone that is going to just stand around and let Pacquiao throw 1000 punches at him in a 12 round fight like Joshua Clottey did against Pacquiao in 2010. Bradley has already said that he’s going to use a lot of movement against the Filipino fighter, and choose when and where he wants to mix it up with him.

Pacquiao said via esnewsreporting that he’s going to fight like a “Young Manny Pacquiao, [be] aggressive, throwing a lot of punches. I want to maintain my name at the top, and prove that I can still fight.”

There’s little question that Pacquiao can still fight. He proved that in whipping Brandon Rios last November in Macao, China. The thing that Pacquiao has to prove against Rios is that he can do a better job cutting off the ring against him than he did in their fight in June of 2012, because Pacquiao did a rotten job of forcing Bradley to fight. Pacquiao also did a bad job of fighting for the full three minutes of every round. He looked like he was taking long portions of each round off, and this enabled Bradley go steal the round with minimal effort in the last portions of the rounds.

Bradley is probably going to try the same trick in their rematch on April 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. We saw in Bradley’s last two fights against Ruslan Provodikov and Juan Manuel Marquez that Bradley would come on in the last part of the round to make sure that he won it on the judges score cards. That’s something that he’ll no doubt be trying to do against Pacquiao again. Bradley will likely move for 2.5 minutes of the round, and then go after Pacquiao in the last 30 seconds to try and impress the judges in order to win the round.

Pacquiao can still throw a lot of punches if he moves his feet quick enough to stay close to Bradley. However, if he lets Bradley circle in front of him without cutting off the ring, then he’ll be stuck dealing with Bradley coming after him when and where he wants to in the last seconds of the rounds.

http://www.eastsideboxing.com/2014/pacquiao-reveals-his-strategy-for-beating-bradley-im-going-to-throw-a-lot-of-punches/

 

WBO Prez Loves The Idea of Pacquiao-Bradley II

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By Miguel Rivera –

Upon hearing the news that a deal was close, World Boxing Organization president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel was loving the idea of a rematch between Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38KOs) and WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (31-0, 12KOs). The fight is being negotiated for April 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Bradley’s victory over Pacquiao was a controversial split decision in June 2012.

“It’s one of the great battles that can happen this year,” said Valcarcel to Carlos Narvaez. “The controversy of the first fight makes it very interesting, added to the fact that they are great fighters and Bradley is a great champion and Pacquiao needs no introduction. It’s a fight that can not be missed. Among the three options that were being considered, this is the most interesting. They had a rematch clause in the contract for his first fight and both belong to the same promoter.”

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Tim Bradley: Let’s Do It Again, Make It More Decisive!

MGM Grand, Las Vegas – Boxers usually look devastated in defeat but Manny Pacquiao smiled and turned his mind to quick, brutal revenge after being stunned by a controversial split decision loss to Timothy Bradley in their WBO welterweight showdown on Saturday.

Pacquiao surrendered his WBO welterweight title after earning one verdict from judge Jerry Roth (115-113) while CJ Ross (115-113) and Duane Ford (115-113) gave the fight to the American.

“Pacquiao was a tough, tough warrior. This guy can punch, he has speed. He has all the tools,” Bradley said. “I used my ability to clear some rounds, maybe the last five rounds I feel, to get the victory. I am still shocked.”

Bradley, a 5-1 underdog against Pacquiao, is also itching to have a rematch, which he had arrogantly promoted during the build-up to Saturday’s fight.

“That was all my idea, pretty much,” said the 28-year-old from Palm Springs in California after improving his career record to 29-0 with 12 knockouts.

“Just part of promoting the fight, hyping it up,” he added, addressing reporters from a wheelchair.

“I felt I was going to win this fight so the rematch is in place, the date is there. It’s definitely going to be a different fight.”

Bradley conceded that hearing the boos from the crowd after the decision had been announced gave him added motivation to get back into the ring with Pacquiao.

“I’m happy to be the new welterweight champion but I definitely would like to do this again,” said the American, who was back in the ring for the first time since he retained his WBO junior welterweight title by stopping Cuba’s Joel Casamayor in November.

“I heard all the boos at the end of the fight, which is okay because we need to do this again. Let’s make this more decisive.”

Bradley spoke to the media while sitting in a wheelchair before being taken to hospital to have a check on his ankles, which he said he had twisted during the second round.

“I injured my left foot in the second round, twisted my ankle, and now both of my ankles are swollen,” he added. “I got hit with some big shots early on but I persevered and went through the pain.”

 

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Pacquiao Wants Bradley Rematch, Targets Knockout Ending

MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV – Welterweight Manny Pacquiao spoke to the media shortly after his controversial split decision loss to Tim Bradley. The eight division champion was shocked at the scores and felt he won the fight.

“I respect the decision but 100% I believe I won the fight. I have to respect the decision and give my opponent credit,” Pacquiao said.

The Filipino also said that he wants to face Bradley again. The date of November 10th had been reserved at the MGM Grand for a rematch if Bradley was to win.

“I want the rematch but its up to my promoter Bob Arum,” Pacquiao said.

Arum said he had no problem making the fight if the congressman wanted it.

“If you want it Manny, we will do it. We have the right to it and it’s up to you. If you want it that’s what we do,” Arum told Pacquiao. 

Pacquiao finished his thoughts on the rematch by saying that he doesn’t want to let the fight go the distance and that he didn’t want to leave it in the judges hands.  

In a rematch my thinking is I don’t want it to go the whole twelve rounds,” Pacquiao

 

By Ryan Burton

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Timothy Bradley Shocks Manny Pacquiao, Wins WBO Belt

MGM Grand, Las Vegas – Timothy Bradley (29-0, 12KOs) shocked the world by winning a close twelve round split decision over Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38KOs) to capture the WBO welterweight title. The scores were 115-113 for Pacquiao, 115-113 for Bradley and 115-113 for Bradley.

Bradley started the fight in full control for most of the first round. He was quicker with his defensive movements. Pacquiao started to rally in the final ten seconds. Bradley was making it a rough fight in the second round, but Pacquiao was returning heavy fire that pushed Bradley back often. Bradley, to his credit, was not intimidated and usually countered back with fast combinations. Thing certainly got more heated in the third round, with Pacquiao starting to attack more often and Bradley doing his best to answer back.

In the fourth, the fight continued to get rough. Bradley was taking the fight to Pacquiao, who was outhustling the challenger with more accurate punches. Bradley looked a little stunned by a combination in the final minute. Rather than hold, he stood and traded punches with Pacquiao until the bell. Both fighters had their moments in the fifth round. And they also closed strong by trading punches, toe to toe, in the final minute with the entire crowd on their feet.

Pacquiao controlled the action in the sixth. Bradley came back in the seventh with a lot of defense and he never stopped trading punches with Pacquiao to make it close. More toe toe to toe action in the eight and ninth, with Pacquiao getting the better of the exchanges and doing more damage. They slowed down in the tenth. At this point Pacquiao appeared to be the fresher fighter of the two. Bradley continued to slow down in the eleventh, although Pacquiao wasn’t doing too much himself. Bradley certainly closed better than Pacquiao in the final round. Pacquiao was stalking him, looking to land something big, but Bradley was slipping a lot of punches and landing well placed counters.

 

By Rick Reeno

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Bradley ready to have last laugh

If you listen really carefully, you could hear the sound of laughter. Where is it coming from? From the Palm Springs area in the Southern California desert.

Still do not have an idea who it is coming from? Well, he was criticized by the media and diehard boxing fans for passing up on a guaranteed payday against Amir Khan last year and is about to step inside the ring against Manny Pacquiao this Saturday night.

Timothy Bradley had heard all the criticisms before, yet stood steadfast on his decision and the hope that there would be a big payday down the road.

That hope became a reality when he signed the contract and is only days away from taking on the one of if not the pound for pound boxer today.

Bradley will face Pacquiao in a 12 round bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. The bout will headline an eight-bout card, presented by Top Rank. The card will be televised on HBO Pay Per View.

Lost in the buildup and hype of the bout is that Bradley is challenging for Pacquiao’s world title belt. However, the bigger prize for Bradley is to assume the mythical title of pound for pound fighter, to certain members of the media, and cashing his biggest payday as a professional fighter.

Bradley (28-0, 12 KOs) is coming off an eighth round technical knockout over faded former world champion Joel Casamayor back in November. Ironically, Bradley appeared on the undercard of the Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez III bout, which Pacquiao won by a disputed 12 round majority decision.

Prior to the Casamayor fight, Bradley was involved in a roller coaster of events. After defeating Devon Alexander in January of last year, Bradley had a guaranteed $1.4 million payday waiting for him and a potential deal lined up to fight Amir Khan.

However, that deal never materialized as Bradley was involved in promotional issues with Gary Shaw and Thompson Boxing. After being sued by both promotional companies and waiting for his contract with both promotional companies to expire, Bradley signed on with Top Rank.

The move by Bradley and manager Cameron Dunkin was widely criticized by the media, especially when there was a guaranteed payday of almost $1.5 million for Bradley after his victory over Alexander.

However, the decision by Bradley turned out to be a shrewd and wise one as he will be making about five million dollars for the fight, about the same amount that Juan Manuel Marquez and Shane Mosley made. Marquez and Mosley were Pacquiao’s last two opponents. Not to mention that he has a legitimate opportunity to defeat Pacquiao.

“I heard all the criticisms from the media regarding that deal,” Bradley told Fightnews.com over the phone on Tuesday afternoon. “I didn’t care about what they said about me. I knew there was a better opportunity out there for me and I capitalized on it. Cameron Dunkin deserves the credit for working hard and making this fight happen.”

“When it was all said and done, I was the one who had the last laugh.”

However, the last laugh would be to defeat the popular Filipino fighter, an achievement nobody has done since Erik Morales defeated Pacquiao back in March of 2005.

Bradley’s style could give Pacquiao problems as Bradley has shown in previous fights to press the fight and be the aggressor in an attempt to back up his opponents. However, Bradley has shown in the last couple of years that he could box and not just come forward and throw wild punches.

Bradley’s speed and tenacity could work for him or against him, but one thing that he does not lack is confidence, something that he has showing more of during press conferences and on the hit HBO series, 24/7: Pacquiao-Bradley.

“I talk more now because I have a lot of confidence in what I do. I didn’t have as much confidence as I do now and now that I have that confidence, I’m more open. It’s through all that hard work that I’ve put in with my team (his trainer Joe Diaz and his father, Timothy, Sr.) over the years.”

While Bradley admits that the intensity of this camp has been the most strenuous of his career, he has not had any outside the gym distractions like Pacquiao has had in leading up to Saturday’s fight.

Aside from the hardcore training regimen one is accustomed to seeing in the gym by Pacquiao, most of the news on Pacquiao has been on him participating in bible readings due to prior infidelity issues and the ongoing drama between trainer Freddie Roach and strength/ conditioning coach Alex Ariza.

Bradley does not think that will be a problem for Pacquiao, wanting to fight him at his best and not because of any distractions. Bradley would know about bible readings as he is deeply religious and involved in his church back home in the Coachella Valley.

“Manny is a good fighter and a professional. Being at those bible readings will help make him a stronger person. I don’t think any of those issues with Freddie and Ariza will get to him. He’ll still have both guys in his corner.”

After a stellar amateur career that began when he was 10 years old, Bradley began his professional career almost eight years ago at an outdoor warehouse yard in Corona, CA. No one at the venue knew that night Bradley, nine days shy of his 21st birthday, would be in the position where he is now based on his second round technical knockout over Francisco Martinez.

The Bradley fight opened the card for fighters such as Chris Arreola and Josesito Lopez that night.

Bradley has worked hard to get to where he is at now. While some favor for Pacquiao to win on Saturday night, it has not hurt the ego or confidence of Bradley. He has heard it all too often in the past and has enjoyed proving naysayers wrong.

He did so when he traveled to England and defeated Junior Witter to win his first world title belt. He did so when he got up from being knocked down twice to defeat Kendall Holt.

He is confident he will do the same on Saturday night against Pacquiao.

“I have motivation to fight for my family, but I also have the motivation to prove these people wrong. A victory over Manny will just be the beginning for me. I’ve worked so hard to get to where I’m at now.”

“I can’t wait to fight on June 9th.”

A victory on June 9th will indeed give Bradley the last laugh.

 

Story by Francisco Salazar
Photos by Chris Cozzone

http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/bradley-ready-to-have-last-laugh-117584

Photos: Pacquiao, Bradley Final Face To Face in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada — (L-R) Superstar Manny Pacquiao and undefeated Jr. Welterweight champion Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. pose during the the final press conference for their upcoming World Welterweight title mega-fight. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Tecate, AT&T and MGM Grand, Pacquiao vs Bradley will take place, Saturday, June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on HBO Pay Per View. — Photos by Joel Colon/PR Best Boxing/Top Rank.

 

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Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Timothy Bradley Hit Las Vegas

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, and undefeated WBO 140-pound king Timothy Bradley hit Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon. Pacquiao and Bradley will collide on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Hundreds of fans turned out to greet both boxers. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.

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Timothy Bradley: I Will Know in The First Round If I’ll Win

On the most recent edition of The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene.com’s official audio show, undefeated Tim Bradley told us that he is relaxed as he enters the final stages of his training camp for his June 9th pay-per-view fight against WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.

“I’m just thinking about backing up everything I’ve said. I’m just thinking about doing what I got to do. I want to see what it feels like when I step in with the best pound for pound,” Bradley said.

The Palm Springs, California native said that it won’t take him long to know how difficult his fight against Pacquiao will be. 

“I will know in the first round if I am going to win the fight. I will know if it’s going to be an easy or a difficult fight. I want to test his speed, his power.  It only takes me two rounds to figure guys out. I figure guys out fast and I am like ‘I know what he’s trying to do. He’s trying to go to the body’ and I take that away from him,” Bradley would tell us on The Boxing Lab.

The 28-year old fighter said that while he has been labeled a volume puncher, he has many other attributes.  Bradley said that he uses whatever skills are needed to beat the opponent in front of him and that against Pacquiao he will need to put all of his talent on display. 

“A lot of people call me a high volume puncher and it is true, I have done that in some fights. If I see a guy isn’t on my level I just take them out. In the Pacquiao fight I will need to use my boxing ability and my pressure as well,” he concluded. 

You can listen to the interview in its entirety by clicking here: http://tobtr.com/s/3194849

 

By Ryan Burton

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Pacquiao-Bradley to be streamed live on toprank.com

Manny Pacquiao’s June 9 defense of his WBO welterweight belt opposite WBO junior welterweight titleholder Timothy Bradleywill be streamed live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on toprank.com as part of a new deal signed between Top Rank Inc. and MLB Advanced Media, baseball’s interactive arm.

The union will allow MLB Advanced Media to not only stream the HBO Pay Per View event, but also help to develop subscription digital content and create mobile applications as Top Rank seeks to improve its ability to monetize its digital content for major fights.

“We’re pushing to get boxing back into the mainstream,” Lucia McKelvey, Top Rank’s executive vice president, told The Sports Business Journal, “and we were looking to partner with somebody that owns their own content and understands exactly what we’re experiencing and trying to do.”

MLBAM and Top Rank Boxing will participate in a revenue-sharing agreement, selling the live stream of Pacquiao-Bradley separately from the traditional pay-per-view telecast for $54.95. The telecast will cost $54.95 for standard definition, and $64.95 for high-definition.

A series of apps for the Apple iOS and Android mobile platforms and several other connected devices is also under development.

 

by Lem Satterfield

Tim Bradley ansioso de subir al ring

Hollywood, California.– El campeón mundial invicto Tim Bradley hizo un viaje especial por carretera a Hollywood de California desde su campo de entrenamiento en Indio, California, para continuar promocionado su esperado duelo contra Manny Pacquiao, que se realizará el próximo 9 de junio en el MGM Grand de Las Vegas.

 “ Esto ha sido muy grato para mi, pues estoy muy contento de todo la atención que esta pelea muy ha atraído y la oportunidad de demostrar todo mi talento”, dijo Bradley, actual monarca de peso welter jr. de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB). Bradley, habló con la prensa en el Gimnasio Fortune de Hollywood, antes de trabajar con su entrenador Joel Diaz por espacio de una hora y media.

“ Ya me siento listo y estoy ansioso de subir al ring para enfrentar al reto mas importante de mi carrera profesional. Estoy seguro que será una gran pelea”, dijo Bradley.

 ¿Que tan confiado estará el equipo de Bradley de ganar? Ayer durante el entrenamiento, traina un poster gigante y presentaron a la prensa credenciales para la segunda pelea contra Pacquiao el próximo 10 de noviembre.

 “ Ya firme para la revancha de Pacquiao, todo lo que tengo que hace es ganar esta primera pelea, pero como estoy tan seguro que la ganaré, ya quiero que le gente se prepare para la segunda en noviembre,”, dijo un sonriente Bradley.

“ A mi nunca nadie me han regalado nada y es que tendré que estar al cien por ciento para derrotar al mejor peleador del mundo y crean me que lo voy estar. Esta la victoria que cambiara mi vida y la de mi familia”, dijo Bradley.

 Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KO’s) expondrá su campeonato de peso welter de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) ante Bradley (28-0, 12 KOs), el actual monarca superligero de la OMB en el duelo estelar de una función que será televisada en vivo a través del sistema de pago por evento, comenzado a las 6:00 p.m. (Hora del Este)/ 9:00 p.m. (Hora del Pacifico).

 La magna función que incluiría el regreso del tetra campeón mundial mexicano Jorge “Travieso” Arce quien se enfrentara al boricua Jesús Rojas, y dos peleas de campeonato mundial, en una Mike Jones buscara su primera corona mundial cuando se enfrente al ex campeón mundial Randalla Bailey por la corona de peso welter de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo (FIB) y en la otra el cubano Guillermo Rigondeaux expondrá su corona de peso supergallo de la Asociación mundial de Boxeo (AMB) ante Teon Kennedy.

La magna función será promovida por Top Rank en asociación con MP Promotions, Tecate, AT&T y el MGM Grand de Las Vegas.

 Los boletos para la Pacquiao-Bradley ya están la venta y tienen un precio de $1,200, $900, $600, $400 y $200. Los boletos de $1,200, $900, $600 y $400 tienen un límite de compra de10 por persona y los de $200 tiene un límite de dos boletos por persona. Por teléfono pueden ser adquiridos llamando a Ticketmaster al (800) 745-3000. Por Internet www.mgmgrand.com o www.ticketmaster.com.

 

Por Ricardo Jiménez, Top Rank

http://www.notifight.com/artman2/publish/Reporte_7/Tim_Bradley_ansioso_de_subir_al_ring.php

 

Tim Bradley’s Confidence Soars: I Will Destroy Manny Pacquiao

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs) will have his hands full on June 9th, when he steps in the ring with unbeaten WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (28-0, 12 KOs) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. 

The fight is less than two weeks away and Bradley appears to be getting more confident with each passing day. He was enraged when trainer Freddie Roach compared him to Ricky Hatton, who Pacquiao snapped away with a vicious knockout in two quick rounds.

“Tune in on June 9 when I destroy Manny Pacquiao,” Bradley told media members at his Tuesday open workout.

“I don’t know if it will be a knockout.  I’m not a prediction kind of guy but I know at the end of the fight I will have my hand raised.  I am going to be the winner, plain and simple (laughing).  I am going to have my hand raised.”

Bradley won’t repeat a mistake that he made in the past, when he came out too fast against Kendall Holt and got dropped very hard in the first round. Bradley wants to test the waters in the early rounds and then he plans to pick Pacquiao apart.

“I’ve got to be smart.  I’ve never been in the ring with this guy.  I have to find out what his best punches are and have to feel him out and get the timing down.  I can’t come out too fast.  I came out too fast before and the guy made me pay.  Go out for a few rounds, read him, and then start picking him apart,” Bradley said.

 

By Osman Rodriguez

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Pacquiao y Bradley mostrarán sus armas

El popular boxeador y congresista filipino Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao y su rival, el campeón mundial invicto Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley, realizarán entrenamientos para la prensa de la ciudad de Los Ángeles en miras a su esperado combate titular que se realizara en el MGM Grand de Las Vegas el sábado 9 de junio.

 El entrenamiento de Bradley será hoy martes 29 de mayo a las 11:30 a.m. (hora del Pacifico) en el Fortune Gym. Junto con Bradley estarán sus entrenadores, su padre Ray Bradley y Joel Díaz, su apoderado Cameron Dunkin y el legendario promotor y miembro del salón de la fama Bob Arum.

 Por su parte, el entrenamiento de Pacquiao será mañana miércoles 30 de junio en el Wild Card Boxing Club. Su entrenador Freddie Roach y el promotor Bob Arum podrán ser entrevistados a las 12:30 p.m., mientras que Pacquiao atenderá a la prensa a las 2:00 p.m. y entrenará a las 3:00 p.m. (horario del Pacifico).

 Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs) expondrá su campeonato de peso welter de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) ante Bradley (28-0, 12 KOs), el actual monarca superligero de la OMB en el duelo estelar de una función que será televisada en vivo a través del sistema de pago por evento, comenzado a las 6:00 p.m. (Hora del Este)/ 9:00 p.m. (Hora del Pacifico).

 La magna función que incluiría el regreso del tetra campeón mundial mexicano Jorge “Travieso” Arce quien se enfrentara al boricua Jesús Rojas, y dos peleas de campeonato mundial, en una Mike Jones buscara su primera corona mundial cuando se enfrente al ex campeón mundial Randall Bailey por la corona de peso welter de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo (FIB) y en la otra el cubano Guillermo Rigondeaux expondrá su corona de peso supergallo de la Asociación mundial de Boxeo (AMB) ante Teon Kennedy.

 La magna función será promovida por Top Rank en asociación con MP Promotions, Tecate, AT&T y el MGM Grand de Las Vegas. Los boletos para la Pacquiao-Bradley ya están la venta y tienen un precio de $1,200, $900, $600, $400 y $200. Los boletos de $1,200, $900, $600 y $400 tienen un límite de compra de10 por persona y los de $200 tiene un límite de dos boletos por persona. Por teléfono pueden ser adquiridos llamando a Ticketmaster al (800) 745-3000.   Por Internet www.mgmgrand.com o www.ticketmaster.com .

 Para más detalles sobre la pelea visite las páginas www.toprank.com y www.hbo.com

 

Por Ricardo Jiménez, Top Rank

http://www.notifight.com/artman2/publish/Reporte_7/Pacquiao_y_Bradley_mostrar_n_sus_armas.php

Tim Bradley on Pacquiao Bout: I Can Adjust To Any Style!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Bradley recently visited with us on The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene.com’s official audio show. The undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion said that part of the reason why he is an underdog is because a lot of the general public doesn’t really know much about him. He went on to say that he is a very confident fighter and the fans will see that when he sets foot in the ring.

“The confidence is there. I know how hard I work. The fact is that no one knows me. No one really understands what I bring. All I hear is I’m a high pressure volume puncher and I’m like wow,” said a bemused Bradley.

The Palm Springs, CA native said that he keeps reading that he will go out similarily to the way former lineal junior welterweight champion Ricky Hatton went out against Pacquiao. Hatton was iced in the 2nd round of their May 2009 fight.
 
“They say it will be like the Ricky Hatton fight. That (style) is what I have been showing in maybe my last 3 fights because my opponents couldn’t handle it but I can adjust in the ring. I laugh when I hear it,” stated Bradley. “If they think that’s all I am they are in for a surprise. Go back and look at the Lamont Peterson fight,” he continued as he referred to when he outboxed Peterson and gave him his only loss to date.

Bradley said that he has the ability to adjust to whatever his opponent does in the ring. He also said that people don’t realize how high his ring IQ is until they see him spar.

“I can adjust to pretty much any style. I’ve faced so many different styles. A lot of people come to my camp and expect one thing and are like ‘dude you are smart’ when they see what I do. I don’t get credit for my smarts. You have to see me spar to see that,” he explained.
 
You can hear the Tim Bradley interview in its entirety by clicking this link: http://tobtr.com/s/2997117

 

By Ryan Burton

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Manny Pacquiao To Start Training Camp on April 16th

Manny Pacquiao will begin training in Baguio City on April 16 for his WBO welterweight title defense  against Timothy Bradley scheduled for the MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 9.

Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard that he had been instructed to represent Manny at the red carpet, black tie  launch of  Manny’s new Hennesy Brandy commercial in New York on Thursday.

Pacquiao shot the commercial some weeks ago in Manila and the sponsors were very pleased with the end product.

Strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza who arrived last week together with former WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan was followed on Wednesday by trainer Freddie Roach.

Ariza told BoxingScene/Standard he didn’t think “its too late to begin straining on April 16”  but that he that he wants to talk to Pacquiao about “a training game-plan.”

The strength and conditioning guru who teamed up with Roach some weeks before Pacquiao’s demolition of WBC lightweight champion David Diaz in nine rounds said the fight against undefeated Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley “is going to be a war.”

He emphasized that Pacquiao “needs to prepare physically” pointing out that “its not going to be a fight of technique.”

Ariza reminded Pacquiao that Bradley “is young and strong” and is usually in great shape for his fights.

 

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

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Pacquiao: My cut is fine; I want Mayweather

By Michael Collins: Someone needs to tell Bob Arum that WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is saying his cut is okay and he’s ready to take on WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. because Arum is still going on the belief that Pacquiao needs more time for his cut to heal. Arum is meeting with Pacquiao today in the Philippines to assist him in picking out his next opponent.

If Pacquiao really wants the Mayweather fight, then something productive should come from this meeting. If not, then you’ll have to assume that Pacquiao really didn’t want the Mayweather fight.

Pacquiao told Manila Standard writer Ronnie Nathanielsz “There is a possibility of fighting Mayweather in May and I’ll discuss what is best for us to do…[the cut is] fine and there’s no problem.”

Arum has an issue with the size of the MGM Grand, which is where Mayweather wants the fight to take place. The Grand only seats around 16,800 fans, and Arum wants to have a bigger arena that seats 45,000. Arum figures that $20 million will be lost if he agrees to let Pacquiao fight Mayweather at the MGM Grand rather than a larger venue.

Of course, Arum doesn’t seem to recognize that even more money will be lost if never takes the leash of Pacquiao and lets him fight Mayweather. The fight will generate huge profits on pay per view, both at home and in small theaters nationwide. Holding back on the fight just because the venue isn’t big enough is a narrow way of looking at the fight. Pacquiao won’t make anywhere near the kind of money he’ll make for a Mayweather fight if he goes ahead a takes on one of the four opponents that Arum has selected for him.

 

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Juan Carlos Burgos receives belts after upset win

It has happened many times before. A fighter brought in to face a young, undefeated fighter that is on a collision course for a big money fight. Or even a world title opportunity down the line. Most often, the unbeaten fighter is not only favored to win such a fight, but he is expected to do so in an impressive manner over the underdog fighter. Such was the case just 10 days ago, when then-unbeaten Luis Cruz fought against Juan Carlos Burgos on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez bout in Las Vegas. In the eyes of many members of the media, Cruz was supposed to defeat the hard-hitting Mexican.

Burgos deserved better. The 26 year old had only lost once in his professional career and was ranked in the top five by a major sanctioning body. Still, Burgos understood the situation at hand: He was fighting the house fighter (Cruz is promoted by Top Rank) and was an underdog to members of the media and fight fans alike.

However, Burgos flipped the script and fought a mostly-solid fight against Cruz. Burgos started very well and finished strong, earning a hard-fought 10 round majority decision.

“It didn’t bother me that I was the underdog,” said Burgos at a luncheon on Monday to celebrate his victory over Cruz. “I just demonstrated what I was capable of and that I was just as good if not a better fighter than him.”

Also at the luncheon, Burgos was officially presented with two belts that he had won that night: the WBC silver super featherweight title and the WBO Latino super featherweight title.

Burgos (28-1, 19 KO’s) is co-promoted by Thompson Boxing Promotions and Banner Promotions.
Burgos had won two bouts in a row since the only loss on his record, which was a 12 round unanimous decision to Hozumi Hasegawa last November. Even in defeat, Burgos, who made his professional debut 16 days shy of his 17th birthday, gained a great deal of experience in the fight.

“I learned a great deal in my first loss,” said the soft-spoken Burgos, who resides in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. “I learned that I could not be too confident going into a fight, especially a world title bout. I reflected and moved on to this opportunity. My preparation was very well for this fight and I demonstrated it against Cruz.”

Burgos knew what he was up against with Cruz. The Puerto-Rican fighter had mowed through decent, but not stellar competition within the last year or so. In his last fight in September, Cruz brutally knocked out former world title challenger Antonio Davis.

Studying film from Cruz’s victory over Martin Honorio, Burgos and his team, which includes former bantamweight Gerardo Espinoza, put together a game plan that would take the fight to Cruz.

“We saw that Cruz was not as fast or hit as hard. He (Cruz) hit Honorio solid, but the punches did not affect him. As you saw, the left hand kept landing for me. I had to box him and not fall into his fight. We had to win as many rounds as possible because he was the promoter’s fighter.”
“This was the fight of my life and I was pleased with my performance.”

Although Burgos won two regional belts at 130 pounds, he wants to still campaign at 126 pounds. Burgos has campaigned at mostly featherweight and went up in weight to fight Cruz on November 12th.

Burgos is eager to get back in the gym and face another top fighter in the featherweight division. No more 10 round fights. No more tune-ups. Burgos is eager to face the best of what the division has to offer.

“My main objective is to face the best fighters at 126 pounds. I want to be a world champion in the featherweight division. I want to fight the best fighters out there. I think that I demonstrated against Cruz that I’m capable of fighting and beating those fighters.”

When asked about whom he would like to face, Burgos responded, “Whomever. Jhonny Gonzalez. Orlando Salido. Juan Manuel Lopez. (Miguel Angel) Mikey Garcia. I want to fight the best out there.”

Burgos has slowly emerged as a legitimate contender. He is also an emerging contender from the fight town of Tijuana, which has seen its great deal of champions and contenders.
Located along the border opposite the city of San Diego, Tijuana just might see another one of its fighters win a world title belt as soon as next year. Although Burgos is eager for that to happen, he is not getting ahead of himself and actually respects those Tijuana fighters that came before him.

“It is a great motivation for me to be another fighter to win a world title from Tijuana. Obviously my uncle (Victor Burgos), (Antonio) DeMarco, (Antonio) Margarito, Erik (Morales) have kept Tijuana on the boxing map. Seeing those fighters and their success motivates me to become a world champion. I definitely give extra work in the gym because of that.”

Everything may have been in line for Cruz to win. Except Burgos did not receive the memo that Cruz was supposed to win. Instead, Burgos did fight the bout of his career, winning a deserving decision.

Next time a bout takes place between an unbeaten fighter on the rise and “the underdog,” do not always assume that the unbeaten fighter will win.

Juan Carlos Burgos proved that theory does not always hold true. Based in his eagerness to face the best and well-known fighters in the division, he is eager to prove people wrong again.

 

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