America’s Pregame: Manny Pacquiao, Timothy Bradley Jr. fired up for Vegas rematch
They’re two of the biggest names in boxing, and Thursday night, Manny Pacquiao and WBO welterweight champ Timothy Bradley Jr. joined FOX Sports 1‘s "America’s Pregame" to answer the pressing questions leading up to their Saturday night rematch in Las Vegas (HBO PPV, $59.95, 9 p.m.).
Pacquiao enters the ring having lost two of his previous three fights, but told APG host Mike Hill he hasn’t lost any confidence.
"This fight will be the end of the question marks," the former welterweight champ said. "It’s going to be a historic fight."
Meanwhile, the controversial split decision from the first Bradley-Pacquiao fight in June 2012 is still fresh in the fighters’ minds. Promoter Bob Arum infamously quipped, "I’ve never been as ashamed of the sport of boxing as I am tonight," after judges awarded Bradley the 115-113, 115-113, 113-115 winner.
"I believe that I won the first fight," Pacquiao told Hill.
Despite his 31-0 record, Bradley agreed he has something to prove in this bout.
"I’ve got to win this fight decisively," the 30-year-old said. "I feel I have the goods and the power to do it and I’m going to do it. I’m going to do it Saturday night."
Bradley said he fully expects the 35-year old Pacquiao to "bring it" and be at his best while Manny told Hill "my journey in boxing will continue" after Saturday night’s fight.
One thing we didn’t expect? Manny to sing at the end of the interview …