Page last updated on Sat May 30 14:36:38 EDT 2015
Fri, 24 Feb 2012 08:43 PM EST

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr. both realize nearly every boxing fan wishes Floyd Mayweather Jr. Had been standing next to Pacquiao at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Tuesday. Basketball spreads

Pacquiao and Bradley are getting a 1st start on the promotional circuit for their welterweight bout June 9 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Even whilst the Filipino congressman and his unbeaten competitor posed for pictures at the historical Hollywood hideaway, Pacquiao and his camp perceived Mayweather’s absence looms around the proceedings. Basketball odds

Pacquiao ( 54-3-2, 38 KOs ) achieves he’ll have to do lots of promoting to get aficionados interested in a fight against Bradley, a 140-pound champion from Palm Springs, CA, who hasn’t ever been in a small part of the focus that follows Pacquiao around the globe.

Pacquiao will ensure every fan knows all around Bradley (28-0, 12 KOs), praising him as a game opponent who take pleasure in a good action fight as much as he does – another indirect swipe at the defense-oriented Mayweather.

“It’s reat to be fighting a fighter who is undefeated and not concerned about losing that zero on his record,” declared Freddie Roach, Pacquiao’s longtime tutor.

Yet Roach regularly showed tiny interest in a bout with Bradley in recent years, mentioning Bradley’s near anonymity and limited knockout power. Although Bradley’s record makes him a consequentially worthy opponent, he only pulled into prime position for the bout last year when he joined promoter Bob Arum’s Top Rank alongside Pacquiao.

Pacquiao is “probably the best fighter in the history of boxing,” claimed Bradley, a physical boxer well known for using his shaved head as a battering ram to get within on his opponents. “He’s a fantastic role model, a great guy, but Manny Pacquiao has reigned for an extended period of time, and I actually feel just like I’m the new face of boxing.”

Boxing could need a new face as quickly as next year. Mayweather has fought sparingly in his 30’s, and Pacquiao announces he’ll consider retirement in Nov. after his next 2 bouts.

Pacquiao adduces a replenished spiritual fervor for his attraction in retirement, announcing he’s no longer comfortable pounding on his contestants while winning his last fifteen fights. Roach claimed Pacquiao’s last training camp “fell apart” in its final days because of numerous diversions, resulting in a lackluster effectiveness in a narrow victory over Juan Manuel Marquez.

Pressed for details about the breakdown in negotiations with Mayweather, Pacquiao said that he was pleased to fight for a 50-50 split of all cash from what’s sure to be the richest fight in boxing history. Pacquiao recounted his phone conversation with Mayweather a few weeks back, with negotiations falling apart after.

“I was in the Philippines, and I told him, ‘We must to make this fight happen,” Pacquiao said.”I said I might consent to a 50-50 (split), and he said, ‘Oh, I’ll give you a $40 million guarantee, and no pay-per-view. I’ll take all of the pay-per-view.’ I don’t accept that offer. It’s kind of embarrassing to me. It’s trying to take advantage of me. He doesn’t want to fight.”

That $40 million may seem like a fortune, but a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight is expected to provide more than $150 million in pay-per-view proceeds alone. Mayweather’s camp rejects Mayweather made such an offer, but the verbal sniping likely won’t let up the week after next when Mayweather starts plugging his May 5 bout against Miguel Cotto.

Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
BASEBALL 4/5/2015 - 6/4/2015
RK Team
Chicago Blackhawks
Minnesota Twins
Houston Astros
Anaheim Ducks
Toronto Blue Jays
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceWILLIAMS, SERENA vs. AZARENKA, VICTORIA06:20 AM PST
MLBBlue Jays vs Twins11:10 AM PST
MLBColorado vs Phillies12:05 PM PST
MLBRays vs Orioles1:05 PM PST
MLBDiamondbacks vs Brewers1:10 PM PST
MLBMarlins vs Mets1:10 PM PST
MLBNationals vs Reds1:10 PM PST
MLBWhite Sox vs Astros1:10 PM PST
UFCLuiz Dutra vs Tom Breese4:00 PM PST
MLBDodgers vs Cardinals4:15 PM PST
MLBRed Sox vs Rangers4:15 PM PST
MLBRoyals vs Cubs4:15 PM PST
UFCEricka Almeida vs Juliana Lima4:25 PM PST
UFCLucas Martins vs Mirsad Bektic5:05 PM PST
UFCElizeu Zaleski vs Nicolas Dalby5:25 PM PST
UFCWilson Reis vs Jussier Formiga5:50 PM PST
UFCDamon Jackson vs Rony Jason6:20 PM PST
MLBBraves vs Giants7:05 PM PST
MLBTigers vs Angels7:05 PM PST
MLBNew York vs Athletics7:05 PM PST
UFCDarren Till vs Wendell Oliveira7:05 PM PST
MLBPirates vs Padres7:10 PM PST
MLBIndians vs Mariners7:10 PM PST
UFCFrancisco Trinaldo vs Norman Parke7:25 PM PST
UFCFrancimar Barroso vs Ryan Jimmo7:50 PM PST
UFCAlex Oliveira vs KJ Noons8:15 PM PST
UFCNik Lentz vs Charles Oliveira8:35 PM PST
UFCThiago Alves vs Carlos Condit9:00 PM PST
NBACavaliers vs Warriors6:00 PM PST