BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Manny Pacquiao (L) and Timothy Bradley pose fpr photographers at a press conference announcing their upcoming World Boxing Organization welterweight championship fight at The Beverly Hills Hotel on February 21, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White is a fan of boxing and will no doubt be glued to the screen this Saturday night (June 9, 2012) when Manny Pacquiao puts his WBO welterweight title on the line against undefeated pugilist Timothy Bradley live on pay-per-view from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
And he's picking "Pac-Man" to get it done.
"Manny Pacquiao has speed, power, everything else. Bradley's a tough kid, man. This is a tougher fight than people think it is. This is a tough one to break down. Bradley's tough man, but I think Manny's going to out-speed him and out-power him. He might even stop him. Tim Bradley's no joke. That kid's tough. I like him. I'm excited for that fight. Here's the hard part: 24/7 tries to give you the illusion that Manny has all these other things going on and it looks like he's distracted. You know what's weird, too, it's almost like they're portraying him now like he's not that fun-loving Manny Pacquiao anymore. Talks about him having troubles with his wife, all his businesses are going out of business [and] he's becoming a preacher because God came and talked to him."
Three other championship bouts are lined up for the main card. Unbeaten Mike Jones will look to take the currently-vacant IBF welterweight title at the expense of one of the nastiest punchers in the game, Randall Bailey, while Jorge Arce and Guillermo Rigondeaux will defend their bantamweight and super bantamweight titles, respectively.