Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao is a professional boxer widely considered to be one of the best pound-for-pound fighters of his generation. Named ‘Fighter of the Decade’ by the Boxing Writers Association of America, the eight-division world champion has won titles from flyweight all the way to super welterweight throughout his illustrious career.
The southpaw from General Santos City stands 5-foot-6 ½ inches tall and has a reach of 67 inches. His combination of speed and power, along with his reputation as an unpredictable brawler, make him a crowd favorite. He sports a professional record of 54 wins (38 KO), 3 losses and 2 draws.
In his phenomenal ascent to superstardom, Pacquiao has beaten some of the biggest names in boxing like Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto, Ricky Hatton, Antonio Margarito, Shane Mosley and Juan Manuel Marquez.
At 33, Pacquiao is out to show the world that he has not lost a step and that he remains among the sport’s elite fighters by putting his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title on the line against undefeated challenger Timothy Bradley.
Timothy Bradley is an undefeated fighter who has amassed 28 wins since his fledging pro career began in 2004. He currently holds the eighth spot in Ring Magazine’s pound-for-pound professional boxing rankings.
At 5-foot-6 with a 69-inch reach, the 28-year-old American has been atop the junior welterweight standings for the last couple of years. Fighting with grit and a never-say-die attitude, he has always found a way to win amidst tough challenges from his opponents.
The California native has overcome the likes of Junior Witter, Kendall Holt, Lamont Peterson and Devon Alexander in his untarnished run. His most recent conquest of Joel Casamayor came in the undercard of the third Manny Pacquiao-Jose Manuel Marquez fight in November 2011.
Less than a year later, Bradley now finds himself in the spotlight as he slugs it out with the pound-for-pound king in a fight that will earn him his biggest paycheck to date. He will test his mettle against the best in hopes of wresting away the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight championship belt.