LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley finally made their grand arrival at the MGM Grand for the latest installment of their long boxing rivalry.
Bradley was the first to make his way at the hotel lobby and was greeted with a warm welcome by a throng of boxing fans.
But the loudest cheer was reserved for Pacquiao, the only boxer to win eight titles in eight different divisions, once he alighted from the customized bus that bears a large image of him.
Chants of Manny! Manny! Manny! reverberated inside as Pacquiao, accompanied by aides clad in yellow, made his way to the makeshift ring at the lobby of the hotel.
Pacquiao vows the third fight between him and Bradley will be action packed, guaranteeing everybody will be happy.
In a touching moment that warmed the hearts, a little Fil-Am boy in barong tagalog asked for Pacquiao's autograph. The boxer obliged that reduced the kid in tears at the arms of his father.
Both boxers were later whisked to a private room for separate interviews with members of the international media.
Pacquiao was with long-time trainer Freddie Roach, while Bradley was with new cornerman Teddy Atlas.