Bradley vs Pacquiao 3 full fight video preview: ‘Under the Lights’

Pacquiao vs Bradley 3 full fight video preview: 'Under the Lights'

Bradley vs Pacquiao we’re just days away from Manny Pacquiao’s rubber match with Timothy Bradley, which goes down this Saturday evening (April 9, 2016) from inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The four-fight HBO Boxing pay-per-view (PPV) card will also feature undefeated Gilberto Ramirez’s title shot against WBO Super Middleweight Champion Arthur Abraham, as well as prospects Oscar Valdez and Jose Ramirez in action.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE coverage of the event, starting with the HBO PPV broadcast at 9 p.m. ET on fight night.

In preparation for the fight, HBO’s Max Kellerman sat down with legends Freddie Roach, Roy Jones Jr. and Bernard Hopkins to discuss such topics as the controversial first bout between the two, Bradley’s apparent resurgence under the tutelage of Teddy Atlas, Pacquiao’s impending retirement and much more.MMAmania.com

At the end of the “Under the Lights” special, Hopkins picks Pacquiao, Jones abstains and Roach, obviously, picks his pupil to win by knockout.

We’ll have plenty more on the fight in the coming days, including odds and predictions. As usual, “Bradley vs Pacquiao 3” MMAmania.com’s got your combat sports back!

Pacquiao vs. Bradley Press Conference: Watch Livestream of Pre-Fight Event

Watch LIVE! Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley final press conference. Pacquiao vs. Bradley happens Sat., April 9 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9pm ET/6pm PT.

Bradley vs Pacquiao will meet in a rubber match Saturday night to once and for all settle the rivalry between two of boxing’s elite welterweights. It’s been nearly two years since the two met inside the ring, and, while no titles will be on the line this time, bragging rights will be the name of the game.

Can Pacquiao improve to 2-1 (or a perfect 3-0 in many eyes) against Bradley? Or can the Palm Springs, California, native finally secure the legacy-building win that has eluded him?

Wednesday afternoon, the two men will meet for the final press conference ahead of their hotly anticipated rematch. You can watch all the live action right here.

Where: David Copperfield Theater, MGM Grand, Las Vegas

When: 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT

Pacquiao hasn’t fought since dropping a clear decision to longtime rival Floyd Mayweather in the “Fight of the Century” last May. He was sidelined after surgery to repair a tear in his shoulder and has been spending a considerable amount of time running for a senate seat in his native Philippines.

He conclusively beat Bradley in their rematch two years ago after being robbed in the first fight and has recently walked back the idea that this could prove to be the final fight of his illustrious career.

Bradley, once again, is a man on a mission to prove himself. He holds solid wins, including over Juan Manuel Marquez, Ruslan Provodnikov and Lamont Peterson, but he’s been treated like a red-headed stepchild by the boxing community since his (most feel) undeserved decision over Pacquiao.

This is his final chance to prove to the world, if not himself, that he can beat Pacquiao.bleacherreport.com

Watch the final Pacquiao vs Bradley press conference right here.

Previously on Pacquiao vs Bradley

Previously on Pacquiao vs BradleyNews By Bill Dwyre It may seem like the promotion for Saturday’s Manny Pacquiao – Tim Bradley boxing match has lasted longer than several of Zsa Zsa Gabor’s marriages, which is not a major achievement.

One old hack has even written more than 20 columns about it. He soon will be looking to get a life or a spot in a rest home.

Still, it can be argued that, #Bradley vs Pacquiao while the jury is out on how good the actual fight will be, there is little question that the promotion has had its moments. And there is more to come. Think of it as six more days on a bucking bronco.

Here are some samples of what has happened and what was said about what has happened: Pacquiao stunned the boxing world, as well as the real world, when he made his now infamous anti-gay and lesbian comments (“worse than animals”) in the Philippines. The other day, in a conference call, he agreed, when prompted, that the comments had been “taken out of context,” because the interview went on “for five or ten minutes.” So, apparently, the next bank robber who confesses and then keeps talking for five or ten minutes will be able to invoke the “taken out of context” defense. Defense lawyers worldwide have been looking for something exactly like this.

When Bradley heard about Pacquiao’s comments, he rolled his eyes and said, “Oh, oh. There goes the promotion.” Later, he told reporters, “I love everybody,” and elaborated to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times about his gay favorite uncle.

Top Rank Promoter Bob Arum has celebrated his 50th year in the sport by upping his game to new levels, which is saying something. He gathered the best Hispanic fighters he could find to dominant the preliminary bouts and waited a few weeks, either for affect or for his writers to hit the right phrase, and then labeled it the “NoTrump Undercard.” Arum has been almost giddy at this chance to kill three birds with one stone — promote the fight, dump on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and help get Hillary Clinton elected.

“My Hispanic army is marching,” Arum said the other day, suggesting that the halls of the MGM Grand will be full of sombreros.Asked if Trump or any of his people had called to chat with Arum about his “NoTrump Undercard” and its accompanying negativity, Arum responded, “I only hear from sane people.”

Pacquiao is a congressman in the Philippines and is running in the May 6 election to boost that status one notch to senator. He has said all along that this is his last fight.

“My mind has decided to retire,” he said.

Arum responded by saying that reporters following this fight better be sure not to blame him if Pacquiao comes back and fights again, because “I have never promoted this as his last fight…I’ve been around for 50 years, and I’ve seen that fighters have a hard time walking away…so don’t be pinning it on me.”

Pacquio’s trainer, Freddie Roach, said recently that his fighter is in fine form, showing no signs of weakness after right shoulder surgery, and even hitting harder with his right hand than his classic powerful left. Roach said he thinks Pacquiao, at 37, still has fights left in him, and said it would be tough to see their personal and professional relationship end.

“We’ve been together for 15 years,” Roach said. “That’s longer than most marriages.”

Nobody disputed Pacquiao’s celebrity.

Arum said that we all know so much more about the Philippines than we did before Pacquiao came on the scene. Bradley, calling himself a Class-C celebrity, said, “I can go to Disneyland and walk around just fine. Manny shows up there and it’s all over.”

Arum boiled Pacquiao’s political campaign down to a simple observation, one that Pacquiao’s campaign staff ought to put on all the billboards.

“Manny Pacquiao’s politics are on the side of right,” Arum said.

Bradley’s public praise for his new trainer, Teddy Atlas, has been a major story. They have a theme for their fight strategy, or maybe just for the fight. They are calling it “The log in the ocean,” and nobody outside of a few Bradley/Atlas confidants, has any idea what that means.

Roach, no friend of Atlas’, said that the Bradley log would be caught in Pacquiao’s buzz saw. He also reacted to all the credit Atlas was getting for orchestrating Bradley’s recent impressive victory over Brandon Rios by saying Rios was just out of shape and Atlas had little to do with the victory, but that Atlas, an ESPN commentator, was “a good announcer and a storyteller.”

There seemed to be sarcasm there (you think?) and Atlas responded by saying, “I did not fire the first shot across the bow.”

The banter of the trainers wandered into football comparisons at one point. When Roach made it clear that he did not put Atlas’ skills in a Tom Brady category, Atlas responded, “I may not be Tom Brady, but he is no Bill Belicheck.”

Along the way, a new star emerged.

Bradley’s wife, Monica, who has taken over as her husband’s manager and most trusted adviser, told of how her husband felt abandoned by former manager Cameron Dunkin after Bradley got a controversial decision in the first Pacquiao fight.

“Tim was like somebody under a rock,” she said. “It shouldn’t have happened.”

Then, in her candid and logical way, as she fights the battles she feels others did not fight for her husband, she uttered the quote of the promotion, the kind that only a wife could offer who has watched her husband and father of her children get punched repeatedly in the face, and the kind that cuts through all the hype and BS and macho pretense that the sport thrives on.

“I’m never going to tell him (Tim) when it is time (to quit),” she said, “because, for me, it was time long ago.”

A boxing promotion is a work of art that not even Picasso could match. It is months of words, millions of them, most of them colorful. There is nonstop noise, all eventually concluding the same thing: Nobody knows.

And then they finally get into the ring and, soon, we all do.

* This column was not subject to the approval of Top Rank. Any editorial usage of all or part of this column is welcome but must include credit to Bill Dwyre.

Bill Dwyre will be writing a series of weekly columns on the Pacquiao vs. Bradley world championship event. Bill was sports editor of The Los Angeles Times for 25 years, ending in 2006. He was a sports columnist for 9 1/2 years at The Times, ending Nov. 25 with his retirement. Boxing was among his most frequent column topics. Bill can be contacted at BillPatDwyre@gmail.com or via Twitter at @BillDwyre.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with MP Promotions and Tecate, the Manny Pacquiao – Tim Bradley championship event will take place on Saturday, April 9, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT. The NoTrump pay-per-view undercard will feature World Boxing Organization (WBO) super middleweight world champion “King” ARTHUR ABRAHAM defending his title against undefeated No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger GILBERTO “Zurdo” RAMIREZ, undefeated No. 1 WBO featherweight contender and two-time Mexican Olympian ÓSCAR VALDEZ defending his NABO featherweight title against former International Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight world champion EVGENY GRADOVICH and 2012 U.S. Olympian JOSE RAMÍREZ defending his World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas super lightweight title against MANNY PEREZ. The Abraham vs. Ramirez world championship fight is co-promoted by Sauerland Event and Zapari Boxing Promotions.www.fightnews.com

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Bradley has no fear vs Pacquiao

Bradley has no fear vs Pacquiao

PALM SPRINGS, California – Bradley vs Pacquiao Teddy Atlas loves speaking in codes and issuing cryptic messages and Friday was no exception when he presided over the open training session of Tim Bradley, who faces Manny Pacquiao next week in Las Vegas.

Atlas also made it even more bizarre with his antics during the two-hour training, opting to make use of words than gestures to stress a point.

And when it was time to entertain questions, Atlas was still very much into it, giving statements laced with philosophical meanings instead of answering in much simpler terms.

Asked about the gameplan on April 9 at the MGM Grand, Atlas, speaking in his thick New York drawl, waxed lyrical with his analogy of Pacquiao’s reputation, comparing the experience of fighting the Filipino star the first time to a child’s initial encounter with riding a Ferris wheel.

“Remember the first time you went to the carnival the first time and you look at the Ferris wheel and it gets everyone’s attention?” asked Atlas, who went on to muddle up the interview with his penchant for quirky analogies.

Bradley, Atlas notes, was intimidated the first time he met Pacquiao, likening it to a kid’s first visit to a theme park and riding the iconic ride.

“It’s the biggest thing in the carnival. You had awe and when you get on it and go on it a couple of times and by the time you get on it the second or third time, you realize that it was not quite the monstrous thing you thought it was and that’s like fighting Pacquiao.”

“You later see that it (Ferris wheel) doesn’t quite touch the sky and it doesn’t go 100 miles an hour.”

Bradley has already gotten over the fear factor that his fighter is not afraid to go toe-to-toe with Pacquiao, said Atlas, who is best known for his work as the trainer of a young Mike Tyson.

“We are ready for it. We are ready to wherever we have to be. We have to be enclosed in a phone booth, in a suitcase, in a cubicle. And if you are close with Manny, he’s got a terrible habit of filling that space.”

Still, Atlas maintains that even if Bradley has learned to familiarize himself with Pacquiao over the years, he has “to fight smart.”sports.tempo.com.ph

Bradley vs Pacquiao 3 “There has to be little margin of error against Manny Pacquiao,” said Bradley.

Peñalosa sees stoppage win by Bradley vs Pacquiao

Peñalosa sees stoppage win by Pacquiao vs BradleyWBO welterweight champion #Bradley vs Pacquiao, right, of the Philippines, fights during his world welterweight title boxing match against WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of the U.S. at the Venetian Macao in Macau, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. AP

HOLLYWOOD — Gerry Peñalosa must have seen something distinct in Manny Pacquiao’s closed door sparring Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) to convince him that Timothy Bradley won’t last the distance this time.

After all, the former World Boxing Organization welterweight champion, hasn’t been stopped in his ring career.For another, the last time Pacquiao won by stoppage was seven years ago, and it took all of 12 rounds for him to dispose of Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto.

Peñalosa, among the lucky few who was granted access to the closed door sparring, saw how Pacquiao dominated sparring partners Ghislain Maduma and Lydell Rhodes, respectively, for seven rounds.

According to Peñalosa, the former World Boxing Council super flyweight and WBO bantamweight champion, Pacquiao virtually toyed with Maduma for four rounds and staggered Rhodes near the end of the third round with a left hook.“It was a beautiful and powerful performance,” Peñalosa said in Filipino. “Manny was unleashing hooks often while his left straights are finding their mark.”

“Ensayado talaga,” said Penalosa. “There’s no problem as far as stamina is concerned.”Peñalosa’s only concern is he noticed that Pacquiao eased up on Rhodes, allowing the American to survive the round.“Manny has a tendency to go easy on sparring partners, especially those who’ve been with him for a long time and have become his friends.”

Peñalosa said he’s different.

“You’re paying them, you should maul them.”Still, Peñalosa, who hanged up his gloves with a 55-win, 8-loss, 2-draw record, is betting on Pacquiao to hand Bradley a short beating in their 12-round pay-per-view tussle on April 9 (April 10 in Manila).sports.inquirer.net

“He (Bradley) won’t last,” said Penalosa.

A regular on Bradley vs Pacquiao 3 fights, Penalosa flew in from Manila Sunday. He’ll return to the Philippines Tuesday, but will be back Friday before Pacquiao leaves for Las Vegas on Monday.

Manny Pacquiao raring to go ahead of Timothy Bradley fight

Manny Pacquiao raring to go ahead of Timothy Bradley fightWatch Manny Pacquiao’s preparations for his farewell fight against Timothy Bradley on April 9.Manny Pacquiao says he is excited to be returning to the ring next month following his “long rest” since his defeat to Floyd Mayweather last year.

Bradley vs Pacquiao the 37-year-old Filipino has been out of action since losing his WBO welterweight title to Mayweather on May 2, but he will be back at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 9 when he takes on American Timothy Bradley.

The pair have fought twice before with both winning a fight each and Pacquaio has said the deciding rubber will be his final bout as a professional.

Pacquiao enjoyed a workout with his long-time trainer Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood on Monday and told reporters he is raring to go.

“A good thing happened that I take a long rest [after the Floyd Mayweather fight],” he said.

“This is the longest rest I’ve taken in my career since I started boxing. It’s good because when you get back to training you’re hungry and excited and happy to be back in the ring.

“Training camp is good. We’re all set and ready to fight. Now we’re just maintaining our condition for this fight.”

Manny Pacquiao raring to go ahead of Timothy Bradley fightPacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division champion, is hoping to make a statement against Bradley and end his career on a high.

“My focus is of course to win the last fight. Before I hang up my gloves it’s good to know that my last fight is a win,” he said.

Bradley won the first fight between the pair in June 2012 on a controversial split decision with Pacquaio gaining his revenge with a unanimous points victory in April 2014.

Manny Pacquiao raring to go ahead of Timothy Bradley fightMy focus is of course to win the last fight. Before I hang up my gloves it’s good to know that my last fight is a win.skysports.com

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Pacquaio expects the third fight to be another hard-fought contest.

“It’s going to be competitive and more action in the ring,” he said. “Especially TB’s [Timothy Bradley vs Manny Pacquiao] body shot and moving inside. So it’s good. I’m hoping that he will fight toe to toe with me.”

Referee, judges named for Pacquiao vs Bradley 3

Referee, judges named for Pacquiao vs Bradley 3TOUR OF DUTY. Robert Byrd, seen between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr during their first fight, will work their third fight as well. File photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

MANILA, Philippines – Robert Byrd, who officiated the first encounter between Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley Jr in 2012, has gotten the call to referee the third fight between the two welterweights on April 9 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The referee, who is from Bradley’s home state of California but listed as residing in Las Vegas, was chosen unanimously by the Nevada Athletic Commission’s 5-person panel during their monthly agenda meeting on Thursday, March 24 (Manila time).

Byrd has been a pro boxing referee since 1983 and officiated his first world title fight in 1988 when he was the third man in the ring for Tony Lopez vs Rocky Lockride 1, which was named Fight of the Year by The Ring magazine. According to his profile on Boxrec, Byrd was a 34-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol and was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 2006 in the “expanded category.”

The 3 judges named were Steve Weisfeld of New Jersey, and Dave Moretti and Burt Clements of Nevada. Neither of the 3 were involved in the first two fights. Weisfeld was one of the judges the night Pacquiao was knocked out in round 6 by Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012 but has never judged one of Bradley’s fights.

Moretti has worked 7 of Pacquiao’s fights but none of Bradley’s. Clements has worked two fights each for the boxers.

Byrd has only previously refereed one fight of Pacquiao’s, while the only other fight of Bradley’s he had worked was his split-decision win over Juan Manuel Marquez in 2013.

Judging has been a constant concern during their previous two fights. Most boxing observers feel that Pacquiao deserved the decision in their first fight, but it was Bradley who had his hand raised by split-decision. Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 knockouts) earned a unanimous decision in their rematch in 2014.rappler.com

Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs) is coming in having won two straight fights while Pacquiao hasn’t fought since losing a decision to Floyd Mayweather Jr last May.-Click Here Bradley vs Pacquiao Live More Info Stay With Us.

Pacquiao denies he will use mouthguard with UNA logo in fight vs Bradley

Pacquiao denies he will use mouthguard with UNA logo in fight vs BradleySARANGANI Representative  Manny Pacquiao on Sunday denied he will use a mouthguard bearing the logo of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) when he fights Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas on April 9.

Bradley vs Pacquiao’s counsel,  Atty. Romulo Macalintal, said he texted Pacquiao when he heard of the report.“Hindi totoo yan, Atty. Mac,” Macalintal said quoting Pacquiao’s text message.

“I am sure Manny knows that it would not be in good taste and he would be courting a political disaster if he would use such gadget during the fight or even during his practice sessions with media coverage,” Macalintal said in a statement.

Macalintal said whoever made the mouthguard did not consult Pacquiao before making it.

“Hence, it could be assumed that it was just part of an artwork or creativity of its maker and was never intended to be a campaign propaganda material for Manny who is a senatorial candidate of UNA in the May 9, 2016 elections,” Macalintal said.

Macalintal said Pacquiao is busy with his training, dismissing the “highly politicized mouthguard matter.”newsinfo.inquirer.net

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Tim Bradley’s very personal response to Manny Pacquiao

Tim Bradley’s very personal response to Manny PacquiaoAt first Tim Bradley didn’t want to address the recent comments Manny Pacquiao made saying gay people are “worse than animals.” The conference call this week was meant to promote their April 9 fight at the Las Vegas MGM Grand, the third fight between the two multi-division title holders.

“It’s pretty much irrelevant to boxing bradley vs pacquiao and what we are here to talk about,” Bradley began, but then the Palm Springs, Calif., resident decided to deliver his own opinion. “But if you ask me a question about gay people — I love all people for what they are. I respect people for what they are. I judge people by their heart. If they just talk it and don’t show it, then I don’t believe it — that’s what it’s all about. Show me.

“That’s the most important thing. I have a gay uncle [Mitch Bradley] that passed away [eight years ago], and he had the biggest heart out of all of my uncles, and I miss him to death, and I still miss him today right now.”

Pacquiao’s comments put an early damper on the promotion of the non-title fight, prompting HBO, which will be the pay-per-view distributor, to issue a statement that read in part, “We consider [the comments] insensitive, offensive and deplorable.”

Cheers to Bradley for telling us about Mitch Bradley, who died eight years ago.“Uncle Mitch was a good man,” Bradley said. It might help salvage a fight that is starving for some positive attention in the midst of March Madness and the upcoming Masters golf tournament.

The billing as Pacquiao’s last fight has lost traction and let’s face it, the first two fights weren’t all that special. Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs) was awarded a controversial split decision in the first meeting in June 2012, while Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) earned a unanimous decision in the rematch in April 2014.

Bradley conceded the first fight was “close,” but said a calf injury hampered him in the second bout. He’s confident the third fight will be different because Teddy Atlas is his trainer. This will be their second fight together after Bradley looked impressive in stopping Brandon Rios last November.

“This time around I have a guy that analyzes fighters for a living,” Bradley said. “That’s what he does. He’s an analyst and a trainer. The approach this time is going to be a lot different. and I will be looking to exploit Pacquiao’s weaknesses.”

“I trust everything that Teddy is telling me and teaching me,” Bradley added. “Teddy can instill everything that I need and I just go out and instill the game plan to win this fight. He has told me everything I need to know to win this fight and if I don’t go out there and do it I’m not going to win this fight.”

There is speculation Pacquiao isn’t as motivated for the final bout of the trilogy. He has hinted strongly this will be his last fight as he prepares for run for a Senatorial seat this May in the Philippines. If elected, his political career would be too time-consuming to continue his boxing career.“I’m expecting the best Manny Pacquiao,” Bradley said. “I hear he’s training hard. I hear he is highly motivated for this affair. He knows what’s at stake.”

At stake for Bradley is more meaningful than a championship belt.

“I just want to have the opportunity to definitely seal the deal, and that same opportunity for my family as well,” Bradley said. “It is an opportunity for my kids to talk about years from now with their classmates — that their father beat (Manny Pacquiao vs Timmy Bradley) More News Stay With Us.

Bradley camp plans to seize tempo vs Pacquiao

Bradley camp plans to seize tempo vs PacquiaoNews Publish by Nick Giongco Teddy Atlas has Manny Pacquiao all figured out that he intends to make Tim Bradley impose himself and not allow the Filipino star to dictate the tempo of their third fight on April 9 in Las Vegas.

Atlas, who was called in to retool the US fighter, Bradley vs Pacquiao told fightnews that Pacquiao simply did just about everything he wanted in the first two meetings, something that should not happen this time.

“(We should) eliminate situations where Timmy (Bradley’s nickname) is hit with lefts – either off the jab or leads. In the second fight, although I know Tim was injured, Pacquiao was able to walk him down and we can’t allow that,” said Atlas.

While the 37-year-old Pacquiao has slowed down a bit and even suffered an injury the last time against Floyd Mayweather, Atlas feels Bradley has to expect to face the “ultimate Pacquiao,” someone who is fast and furious and oozing with bad intentions.

“I didn’t see any influence from injury in the Mayweather fight. When he had to throw that hand, he did without wincing or discomfort. As for age, I haven’t seen any dissipation and I don’t expect any now.”

Atlas and Bradley have been working the past several weeks almost under wraps in Palm Springs, away from the madding scene of Hollywood where Pacquiao has checked in for the final stage of his buildup that kicked off in General Santos City.

Famous for his role in the early career of Mike Tyson, Atlas sums up the blueprint for Pacquiao’s downfall.“Not to allow Pacquiao to control the pace or rhythm of the fight,” said Atlas.

Meanwhile, Pacquiao will step up his sparring sessions today when he goes up with Frankie Gomez at the Wild Card Boxing Club.

Barely a week after arriving in the US, Pacquiao is making trainer Freddie Roach sport a wide grin.mb.com.ph

The last time Pacquiao sparred, he went four rounds each with Ghislan Maduma and Lydell Rhodes in the presence of Top rank chief Bob Arum and Academy Award-winning director William Freidkin.