Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KO’s) has finally announced his next opponent.  On April 9th 2016, Manny Pacquiao will square of against current WBO welterweight champion, Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KO’s) for the third time.  Bradley defeated Pacquiao in their first meeting, with a highly controversial split decision.  In the rematch, Pacquiao whipped the floor with Bradley, even worse then the first time.

There is no doubt that Tim Bradley is a different fighter, now that he is trained by Teddy Atlas.  But will it be enough to defeat Pacquiao and split the tie?  Bradley was much more composed in his last fight under Atlas, and didn’t allow himself to be sucked into an all out brawl.  Instead he was cool calm and collected through out the entire fight, and it served him very well.  He got the victory without suffering another concussion, as he did against Provodnikov.

In all seriousness, this could very well be Manny’s last fight.  The aging superstar is definitely on the downside of a great career, having lost 3 of his last 6 fights.  And the opponents that he did beat, were a tier below the ones that beat him.  I personally don’t think that Manny Pacquiao would allow himself to lose to Bradley, just because of the fact that he was robbed in their first meeting.  But then again, Bradley is a different animal then he was back then.  This makes for a very interesting fight.

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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