Eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao arrived from the Philippines at Los Angeles International airport on Monday evening as he prepares for his press tour this week for his fight against Tim Bradley Jr.
MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO and TIMOTHY “DesertStorm” BRADLEY, will begin their promotional roadwork today when they announce their world championship showdown at press conferences in Beverly Hills, Calif., and then on Thursday New York City. The two fighters will be joined by their respective trainers, Freddie Roach and Teddy Atlas, and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum.
Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs), of General Santos City, Philippines, boxing’s only eight-division world champion and the reigning Fighter of the Decade, collides with five-time world champion Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs), of Palm Springs, Calif., in a 12-round welterweight championship battle. Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with MP Promotions, Pacquiao vs. Bradley will take place Saturday, April, 9, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®,beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.