Manny Pacquiao will battle Timothy Bradley for the third time (Pacquiao vs Bradley 3) in what is believed to be the last fight in his career on Saturday, April 9 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Like in the first two fights between the two, Pacquiao will enter the match-up as the favored fighter in the betting odds and by most boxing fans and critics. In 2012, Bradley won the first match-up in a highly contested and controversial 12-round split decision win. In 2014, Pacquiao won the rematch in another 12-rounder via unanimous decision.
Let’s take a look at the last five bouts for both Pacquiao and Bradley:
May 2, 2015 – Lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. (12 rounds – unanimous decision)
Nov. 23, 2014 – Won vs. Chris Algieri (12 rounds – unanimous decision)
Apr. 12, 2014 – Won vs. Timothy Bradley (12 rounds – unanimous decision)
Nov. 11, 2013 – Won vs. Brandon Rios (12 rounds – unanimous decision)
Dec. 8, 2012 – Lost to Juan Manuel Marquez (6 rounds – knockout)
Nov. 7 2015 – Won vs. Brandon Rios (9 rounds – technical knockout)
June 27, 2015 – Won vs. Jesse Vargas (12 rounds – unanimous decision)
Dec. 13, 2014 – Diego Gabriel Chavez (12 rounds – split decision)
Apr 12, 2014 – Lost to Manny Pacquiao (12 rounds – unanimous decision)
Oct. 10, 2013 – Won vs. Juan Manuel Marquez (12 rounds – split decision)
Pacquiao is coming off the worst loss in his career, to rival Floyd Mayweather, who won convincingly in 12 rounds. Meanwhile, Bradley is coming off his most impressive win, a win over Brandon Rios in just nine rounds.
In the Pacquiao vs Bradley betting odds department as of Wednesday, Pacquiao is listed as the -230 favorite and Bradley as the +180 underdog. This is similar to the betting odds in their 2014 fight where Pacquiao was also the -280 favorite. A draw for the third fight between Pacquiao and Bradley is listed at 30-to-1 odds.
Three fights will be on the pay-per-view undercard; Jose Ramirez vs. Manny Perez (welterweight), Oscar Valdez vs. Evgeny Gradovic (featherweight) and Arthur Abraham vs. Gilberto Ramirez (super middleweight).
Where to Watch Pacquiao vs Bradley: Boxing fans can catch the Pacquiao vs. Bradley fight via Top Rank TV or HBO pay-per-view.