By David Martinez / www.dmboxing.com
I learned earlier this week that the stage is all but set for the WBO welterweight championship, Timothy Bradley (31-0 / 12 by KO) vs. Manny Pacquiao (55-4-2 / 38 by KO), to settle their unfinished business on April 12, 2014 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
In their last fight, Bradley was awarded a controversial 12 round split decision on June 9, 2012, and just about everybody, myself included, thought Bradley was very fortunate to have been declared the winner.
Since then, Bradley has proven himself with his “2013 Fight of the Year” win over Ruslan Provodnikov, and a 12 round split decision over Juan Manuel Marquez. Pacquiao had the knockout loss to Marquez in December 2012, and most recently won a convincing one-sided decision over Brandon Rios.
Both fighters are listed in my personal top (12) dozen “pound for pound” best in boxing, and this bout will prove what boxing needs to maintain – the best fighting the best!