Pacquiao weighs 145, Bradley 145.5 for rematch

Ryan Songalia

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Pacquiao weighs 145, Bradley 145.5 for rematch
Both Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley come in under the 147-pound weight limit. WBO welterweight titleholder Bradley checks in at 145.5, while Pacquiao weighs 145.

LAS VEGAS, USA – It started out as a weigh-in and ended up as a bodybuilding exhibition.

Both Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley (31-0, 12 KOs) came in under the 147 pound weight limit for their fight on Saturday, April 12 (Sunday PH time), with the WBO welterweight titleholder Bradley checking in at 145.5 and Pacquiao weighing 145.

Afterwards both offered the thousands on hand at the MGM Grand Garden Arena bodybuilding poses ala Arnold Schwarzenegger to the delight and amusement of the crowd.

Pacquiao checks in at 145. Photo by Jhay Otaimas/Rappler
Matters turned more serious when they spoke with HBO’s Max Kellerman afterward.
“I gotta knock him out, that’s what I have to do,” said Bradley, 30, when asked how he can win the fight more conclusively than he did the first time in 2012. “It’s easy to say that but you have to prove it in the ring,” countered Pacquiao, 35, who promised to “finish the business” on Saturday night.
The crowd was, as could be expected, a very pro-Pacquiao one as Filipinos flocked to catch a glimpse of the 8-division champion. Bradley was greeted by a chorus of boos that drowned out the announcer Michael Buffer.
For the first fight on June 9, 2012, Pacquiao had weighed two pounds heavier at 147, while Bradley was half a pound heavier at 146. –

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