The Pacquiao vs. Bradley fight is just hours away and this very well could be Manny Pacquiao’s last fight, well at least in a boxing ring. The boxer turned congressman is now running for the senate in his native country of the Philippians.
As Pacquiao climbs up the political ladder, there’s not much time left for climbing into the ring. The only fights after tonight for Pacquiao may just stay within his future political agendas! But who knows, he’s done both so far, so never say never when it comes to this iconic boxer.
This is Pacquiao’s first fight since getting into the ring with Mayweather last year. Mayweather doesn’t show the least bit of interest in another Pacquiao bout, but the possibility of it materializing still swirls around online from time to time. It was last May when Pacquiao and Mayweather met for a fight that was hyped up to the extreme, but as MSN News suggests in an article written on April 9, that event was “a dud.”
Even though Mayweather has expressed over and over again that he is retired, the media still hounds him about possibly getting into the ring again with Manny. As far as Pacquiao goes, tonight’s fight may just be the boxer’s last fight, but not only because of his political goals, but his family is pretty adamant about him retiring from the ring.
Pacquiao vs. Bradley fight time, channel and live-stream:
The fight’s start time is at 9:00 PM ET. Live-stream for the fight is available on HBO Go and TV Coverage is on HBO PPV.
Tonight’s purse for boxers:
Pabaon Sports reports on the money the two fighters can expect from this fight: “Pacquiao record $7,000,000 purse while Tim Bradley has $4,000,000 purse.” What comes in from the Pay-Per-View revenues are shared by both boxers.
Freddie Roach, who is Pacquiao’s trainer thinks that the last year off from boxing for Manny has done him some good. Folks will see just how good when he steps into the ring tonight with Bradley. According to the Bleacher Report, this is the third bout for these two fighters together.
Besides being the biggest sports hero the Philippians has ever had, Pacquiao is considered a shoe-in for the senate with whispers already being heard of a possible presidential run for his country in the future. If 37-year-old Pacquiao does retire after tonight’s fight he has $500 million career earnings under his belt from dancing in that ring!