Pacquiao vs. Bradley Hits L.A!
Today Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao and Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley kicked off their coast-to-coast media tour with a West Coast stop at the Beverly Hills hotel. The two will meet on July 9, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas NV. in a 12 round welterweight battle for the WBO welterweight title.
Pacquiao vs. Bradley is presented by Top Rank promotions and will be televised by HBO Pay-per-view.
Tickets ranging from $200-$1200 will go on sale at the MGM Grand box office and Ticketmaster.com on Friday. Tickets are expected to sell out.
Below are the quotes and photos.
Bob Arum (Top Rank):
I don’t have to over sell this fight. You’ve seen both guys and you know how good each of them are. Each of them come to fight. This will be a non-stop, fan friendly, exciting fight.
People have asked, why did I match Timothy with Manny Pacquiao.
He’s a very good fighter and that’s what the public wants. The public doesnt want to see anything other than a really great, competative fight. Timothy Bradley has the hand speed, the foot speed and the game plan to be very competative with Manny Pacquiao. That’s why we made this fight, because the fans are going to be tremendously entertained.
Timothy Bradley (28-0, 12 KOs):
This is something I dreamed of my whole life, 18 years of my career, since I was an amateur, to be in a super mega-fight against the best pound-for-pound fighter in the game, probably the best fighter in the history of boxing by some people’s standpoint.
I’m ready for this challenge. I know it’s going to be hell in the ring with Manny Pacquiao. I don’t have to say anything negative or anything bad about him. He’s a great person. He’s a great role model for the kids. I really like Manny Pacquiao a great deal in and outside of the ring.
I think June 9th is my time. Manny Pacquiao has reigned for a very long time and I feel that I’m the new face of boxing. I feel that it’s going to be one heck of a challenge, but I’m up for it and I feel I’m capable of winning this fight.
Don’t miss it, June 9th, you’re going to see history being made.
Joel Diaz (Bradley’s trainer):
I know a lot of fans dont think timothy should be in this position but you really have to know Tim Bradley to judge him. He’s a great person, in and outside of the ring. He’s one of the hardest working fighters i’ve ever met and on June 9th, it’s going to be a great fight.
I respect every opponent, every team, every opponent we’ve ever faced but one thing I’m going to tell you; on that night, we come to fight. Not to make friends. We are going to be there that night to defeat Manny Pacquiao.
I’m going to prepare Tim Bradley and my team, to go to war and take that throne from Manny Pacquiao. we are going to be victorious on that night.
Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs):
Please watch the upcoming fight on June 9th because Timothy Bradley is a strong fighter and loves to go toe-to-toe. He’s undefeated and I think there will be a lot of boxing in the ring.
We’re going to train hard. We will be training 10 weeks for this fight and I hope it’s the same thing with Timothy Bradley so we can give the fans a good fight and entertain the people that are going to watch the fight on June 9th.
Don’t miss it.
Freddy Roach (Pacquiao’s trainer):
It’s nice to be fighting a fighter thats undefeated, not worried about losing that zero on his record And willing to challenge us.
It’s going to be a really tough fight. Timothy is a very tough opponent. I’ve watched him fight many times, he’s very aggressive, he’s very strong and we are going to have to be at our best to beat him.
we are going to train our asses off and get ready for this one.