On Saturday, April 9, 2016, Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) and Tim Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs) look to settle their score with a third bout.
The bout, which will be televised live on HBO Pay-Per-View, takes place live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV.
The vacant WBO International welterweight title will be on the line, but the most important thing for each man is legacy.
Before Pacquiao and Bradley face off, the “No Trump” undercard packs a serious punch with three exciting bouts.
Jose Ramirez takes on Manny Perez and Oscar Valdez faces Evgeny Gradovich, both in 10-round bouts, while Arthur Abraham defends his WBO title against Gilberto Ramirez in a 12-round scrap.
The HBO Pay-Per-View telecast begins at 9:00 pm, EST, with the non-televised undercard bouts starting at 6:30 pm, EST on TopRank.TV.
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Manny Pacquiao vs. Tim Bradley, 12 rounds
Arthur Abraham vs. Gilberto Ramirez, 12 rounds
Gilberto “El Zurdo” Ramirez (34-0, 24 KOs) shutouts Arthur Abraham in the most one sided bout of the night. All the judges saw the fight the same with scores of 120-108 unanimously. Ramirez now boasts a WBO Super Middleweight belt.
Oscar Valdez vs. Evgeny Gradovich, 10 rounds
In his toughest test to date, Oscar Valdez turned in one of the best performances of his career. Valdez outboxed, hurt, and eventually stopped Gradovich by dropping him with a stiff left hook to the jaw. Valdez stated at the end of the bout, “I think I’ve earned a shot at a title tonight.” He improves to 20-0.
Jose Carlos Ramirez vs. Manuel Perez, 10 rounds
Jose Ramirez found himself in a tough spot early on against the seasoned Manny Perez. Perez pressed the action early on and landed countless hooks to the body. As the rounds went on, Ramirez found his rhythm and began to land the better shots. Ramirez closed the ten round fight strong, winning a UD with scores of 99-91, 98-92, and 97-93.
Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Nadjib Mohammedi, 10 rounds
Oleksandr Gvozdyk gets a vicious knockout win over Mohammedi in the 2nd. A straight right hands drops and stuns Mohammedi and the fight was called.
Konstantin Ponomarev vs. Brad Solomon, 10 rounds
Konstantin Ponomarez retains his NABF Welterweight title via a surprising split decision. Ponomarez dominated the bout pressing the action and landing almost at will. Final judges score cards read 98-92,96-94, and 96-94 respectively.
Egidijus Kavaliauskas vs. Deniz Ilbay, 8 rounds
Kavaliauskas cruises to a UD victory past Deniz Elbay and improves his record to 13-0.
Leon Bauer vs. Ilshat Khusnulgatin, 6 rounds
Leon Bauer came out looking for a knockout in the opening rounds and despite receiving a nasty gash on the top of his head, he comes out victorious. Bauer wins the bout via UD with scores of 59,55 X2 and 60-54.
Devin Haney vs. Rafael Vazquez, 4 rounds
17 year old prospect Devin Haney improves to 4-0 in his Las Vegas debut. The future seems to look bright for this youngster.
Photos by Will Hart