Photos by Jhay Otamias
LOS ANGELES – At Griffith Park, there are far fewer fans and well-wishers than there will be at the MGM Grand. There, Manny Pacquiao focuses on the one goal he wakes up for every morning before dawn to prepare for: his rematch with Timothy Bradley.
Pacquiao (53-5-2, 38 knockouts) of General Santos City, Philippines completed his last session of roadwork at the Los Angeles park on Monday morning (Tuesday PH) before traveling to Las Vegas on Tuesday for his grand arrival at the MGM Grand, scheduled for 1:30 PM local time.
In their first fight, Pacquiao lost a controversial decision to Bradley (31-0, 12 KOs) in 2012, and Pacquiao is seeking to get back more than just his WBO welterweight title. Pacquiao is seeking to regain his position in the sport as one of the most gifted and explosive fighters.
The Bradley fight will be Pacquiao’s first in Las Vegas since he was knocked out in six rounds by Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012; the same Marquez that Bradley defeated by decision in his most recent outing.