FOR THE 7th TIME REFEREE BAYLESS TO WORK WITH MANNY; JUDGES NAMED FOR APRIL 12 FIGHT

In this May 8, 2011 file photo, Manny Pacquiao, center is directed to his corner by referee Kenny Bayless, left, after knocking down Shane Mosley in the third round during a WBO welterweight title bout in Las Vegas. Renowned referee Kenny Bayless has been appointed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to officiate Manny Pacquiao’s rematch with Timothy Bradley on April 12. This marks the seventh time Bayless will be working on a Pacquiao fight, having been the third man in the ring for the Filipino’s fights with Erik Morales in 2006, Juan Manuel Marquez in 2008, Ricky Hatton and Miguel Cotto in 2009, and Shane Mosley in 2011. Bayless, 63, also officiated Pacquiao’s sixth-round knockout loss to Marquez in their fourth fight in 2012, the last Pacquiao fight he worked on. Meanwhile, sitting in as judges are Glenn Trowbridge of Nevada, Michael Pernick of Florida and John Keane of England, all of whom have scored previous Pacquiao bouts. The three judges along with Bayless though will work on a Bradley fight for the first time. Top Rank chief Bob Arum was satisfied with the selection of Trowbridge, Pernick and Keane.

ALSO: More on politics than prizefight: Manny finds an ally in Clinton

LOS ANGELES – Manny Pacquiao, all set for a big rematch with Tim Bradley, received some form of an endorsement from Bill Clinton, once the most powerful person in the world. But it didn’t concern the sport of boxing. It was more about politics. The former President of the United States appeared in the popular late-night show Jimmel Kimmel Live! aired here close to midnight Wednesday. Clinton is aware that Pacquiao is now a congressman in the Philippines and to some extent has entertained thoughts of himself become the President one day. To the former US Chief Executive, nothing is impossible. “He’s already in the Philippine Congress and I hope he goes up on that ladder,” said Clinton of the Filipino boxer, one of the most charitable individuals in his country. “I think he’s a great guy and he’s a great role model for the country and he’s very strong and honest and he’s thinking about the rest of his life,” Clinton added.

ALSO: Pacquiao vs Bradley II: Timothy Bradley says two good feet will lead to victory

Marquez had to KO Pacquiao to get a definite result. Is that what you need? Why and how do you accomplish this? How do you beat Pacquiao? "Marquez was in a little bit of a bigger hole when he knocked him out. He had fought him three times and was not able to secure a win in any of the first three fights. He had tried everything and had failed so a knockout was the only way he would win. "I am in a slightly different position than Marquez was. I have already beat Pacquiao once and that was on my first try. I don't think I have to knock him out to get a definite result but if the knockout presents itself I will take advantage of it. "The first fight I injured my foot in the second round and by the fourth round my ankle on my other foot was also messed up. The second half of the fight I was coming on strong with two bad feet. I didn't have the movement that I normally have and I was out-working him. I was fighting all three minutes of every round and not just the last thirty seconds of every round. "This second fight against Manny Pacquiao I will pick up right where I left off the first fight. This will just be rounds thirteen through twenty four. I was able to show my boxing ability against Marquez with two good feet so this will be no different. I will be faster than Pacquiao, I will have better defense than Pacquiao, I will be hungrier than Pacquiao.

ALSO: Pacquiao vs Bradley II: Manny Pacquiao eager to regain title he feels he never lost

Manny Pacquiao is looking forward to regaining the WBO welterweight title against Timothy Bradley on April 12, and feels he never really lost it. How you deal with a bad decision after the fight? You train so hard for 10 weeks, fight a good fight and the judges go the other way. How long does it take to get over that? What's different in training this time around, knowing you can achieve revenge. "That is boxing. It is part of the game and you cannot let yourself get too upset over it or else it will consume you. Judges are human. You cannot expect them to be perfect. "In the first fight against Tim Bradley, I was over it before I returned to the dressing room. To Freddie Roach and me, and apparently everyone else who watched the fight - except for two - I won the fight. The first thing I said to Freddie when we saw each other in the dressing after the fight was, ‘He [Bradley] ran just like we knew he would.' We never discussed or debated the decision because it was so obvious that I had won the fight and nearly every round. "It never felt like a loss to me and no one treated me any differently. I was treated as the winner. I just moved forward and began training for my next fight, which was against Juan Manuel Márquez

ALSO: Left hook will stop Pacquiao – Bradley

LOS ANGELES – The media came to see Timothy Bradley as he trained at the brick-walled Fortune Gym along the famous Sunset Boulevard. The undefeated American was a gracious host, fielding every question thrown at him. Later on, he got up the ring, took off his shirt and flaunted his great physique. (Related story on A-20) Then he worked out with his trainer, Joel Garcia. Bradley also vowed to knock Manny Pacquiao out and here’s how he intends to do it. “I’m going to knock him out with the left hook,” he said. “Not the right (hand) but the left hook. That’s what I’m going to knock him out with,” added the native of Indio, California with a ring record of 31 wins and 12 knockouts.


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Bayless to work on Pacquiao-Bradley rematch; judges named


In this May 8, 2011 file photo, Manny Pacquiao, center is directed to his corner by referee Kenny Bayless, left, after knocking down Shane Mosley in the third round during a WBO welterweight title bout in Las Vegas. (AP)

MANILA, APRIL 7, 2014, (PHILSTAR)  By Dino Maragay - Renowned referee Kenny Bayless has been appointed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to officiate Manny Pacquiao’s rematch with Timothy Bradley on April 13.

This marks the seventh time Bayless will be working on a Pacquiao fight, having been the third man in the ring for the Filipino’s fights with Erik Morales in 2006, Juan Manuel Marquez in 2008, Ricky Hatton and Miguel Cotto in 2009, and Shane Mosley in 2011.

Bayless, 63, also officiated Pacquiao’s sixth-round knockout loss to Marquez in their fourth fight in 2012, the last Pacquiao fight he worked on.

Meanwhile, sitting in as judges are Glenn Trowbridge of Nevada, Michael Pernick of Florida and John Keane of England, all of whom have scored previous Pacquiao bouts. The three judges along with Bayless though will work on a Bradley fight for the first time.

Top Rank chief Bob Arum was satisfied with the selection of Trowbridge, Pernick and Keane.

"They're fine," Arum said in a report by ringtv.com’s Lem Satterfield.

"We gave both camps a list of the judges, and the fighters knocked off some of the judges. These judges and the referee were among those acceptable to both sides from the approved list," the promoter added.

Judging had been a central issue in Pacquiao’s first fight with Bradley two years ago, a bout that ended in controversy. Bradley escaped with a majority decision after getting the nod of judges C.J Ross and Duane Ford, both of whom scored the fight 115-113 for the undefeated American.

The third judge, Jerry Roth, had Pacquiao winning 115-113.

Pacquiao challenges Bradley for the WBO welterweight title, which the American took from him in their first encounter.

More on politics than prizefight: Manny finds an ally in Clinton By Abac Cordero (The Philippine Star) | Updated April 4, 2014 - 12:00am 6 33 googleplus0 0

LOS ANGELES – Manny Pacquiao, all set for a big rematch with Tim Bradley, received some form of an endorsement from Bill Clinton, once the most powerful person in the world.

But it didn’t concern the sport of boxing. It was more about politics.

The former President of the United States appeared in the popular late-night show Jimmel Kimmel Live! aired here close to midnight Wednesday.

Clinton is aware that Pacquiao is now a congressman in the Philippines and to some extent has entertained thoughts of himself become the President one day.

To the former US Chief Executive, nothing is impossible.

“He’s already in the Philippine Congress and I hope he goes up on that ladder,” said Clinton of the Filipino boxer, one of the most charitable individuals in his country.

“I think he’s a great guy and he’s a great role model for the country and he’s very strong and honest and he’s thinking about the rest of his life,” Clinton added.

Then he talked about the individuals who are trying to make the most of their time. He mentioned former basketball superstar Magic Johnson.

“One thing I love about Magic Johnson is that when he had to quit his basketball career prematurely he always wanted to be good in business and inspire young people who couldn’t be athletes,” he said.

“And he got out of that just as good as he was in basketball. It’s when you do something you can’t do forever and not wishing you can do something you can’t do anymore,” added Clinton.

Backstage, before the start of program, Clinton and Pacquiao met each other. It wasn’t the first because in 2009 they had a brief encounter in Las Vegas.

Pacquiao took the spotlight after Clinton left.

During the show, a photograph of Clinton and Pacquiao was flashed on the screen. They were both smiling as the Filipino held a closed fist up.

“That was a long time ago,” said Pacquiao, gazing at the screen.

Then Kimmel asked, “Did the Secret Service get nervous when you raised your fist to the President. That seems to be a risky move right there.”

And they laughed with the live audience.

When told that Clinton talked about him moving up the political “ladder” Pacquiao didn’t seem ready to make a commitment.

“Right now I’m focused on position as a congressman,” said Pacquiao, whose wife, Jinkee, is also in the political ring now as Vice Governor of Sarangani.

Kimmel asked if it was Jinkee who has plans of becoming the President, and Pacquiao, surprised and smiling, said, “That’s a far (long) way to go.”

The Pacquiaos are expecting their fifth child by the end of the month, and the boxer said they’ve decided to name the child, their third son, as Israel.

“Are you Jewish?” Kimmel asked Pacquiao.

Pacquiao said while they expect the baby to come out by the end of the month, there’s a possibility that it might come on the day of the fight.

But Pacquiao said it will not stop him from climbing the ring to face Bradley, who defeated him via a controversial decision in June 2012.

“No,” said Pacquiao if he was willing to cancel the fight for the baby.

Kimmel considers Pacquiao a friend, and described the 2012 loss to Bradley as a “terrible injustice” and “terrible decision.”

Looking at the fight, Pacquiao vowed to be as aggressive as he used to be, and in previous interviews he said he doesn’t want to leave his fate in the hands of the judges.

“I’m not thinking about the knockout but if the knockout comes it comes. I just want to prove to him my killer instinct is always there,” he said.

Pacquiao said he was “too nice” to Bradley the first time they fought.

But this time, the pleasantries will come later.

“Finish first the fight and then… you know,” said Pacquiao.

“Then you can be nice,” said Kimmel.

Again, Pacquiao laughed.

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Pacquiao vs Bradley II: Timothy Bradley says two good feet will lead to victory By Scott Christ  @scottchristBLH on Apr 1 2014, 9:30a 122


Maddie Meyer:
Timothy Bradley believes he showed what he can do with two good feet when he beat Juan Manuel Marquez, and he'll show it again against Manny Pacquiao on April 12.

Marquez had to KO Pacquiao to get a definite result. Is that what you need? Why and how do you accomplish this? How do you beat Pacquiao?

"Marquez was in a little bit of a bigger hole when he knocked him out. He had fought him three times and was not able to secure a win in any of the first three fights. He had tried everything and had failed so a knockout was the only way he would win.

"I am in a slightly different position than Marquez was. I have already beat Pacquiao once and that was on my first try. I don't think I have to knock him out to get a definite result but if the knockout presents itself I will take advantage of it.

"The first fight I injured my foot in the second round and by the fourth round my ankle on my other foot was also messed up. The second half of the fight I was coming on strong with two bad feet. I didn't have the movement that I normally have and I was out-working him. I was fighting all three minutes of every round and not just the last thirty seconds of every round.

"This second fight against Manny Pacquiao I will pick up right where I left off the first fight. This will just be rounds thirteen through twenty four. I was able to show my boxing ability against Marquez with two good feet so this will be no different. I will be faster than Pacquiao, I will have better defense than Pacquiao, I will be hungrier than Pacquiao.

"I have been in the ring with Pacquiao so I know exactly what to expect. There are a few adjustments that I will make and with two good feet under me and at the end of the night I will be victorious again!!!

"AND STILL..."

24/7 Pacquiao/Bradley 2 show 2 debuts Saturday, April 5 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT and show 3 debuts Thursday, April 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT two nights before the high stakes welterweight title bout.

Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 takes place Sat., April 12 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Pacquiao vs Bradley II: Manny Pacquiao eager to regain title he feels he never lost By Scott Christ  @scottchristBLH on Apr 1 2014, 10:00a 42


Photo by Maddie Meyer

Manny Pacquiao is looking forward to regaining the WBO welterweight title against Timothy Bradley on April 12, and feels he never really lost it.

How you deal with a bad decision after the fight? You train so hard for 10 weeks, fight a good fight and the judges go the other way. How long does it take to get over that? What's different in training this time around, knowing you can achieve revenge.

"That is boxing. It is part of the game and you cannot let yourself get too upset over it or else it will consume you. Judges are human. You cannot expect them to be perfect.

"In the first fight against Tim Bradley, I was over it before I returned to the dressing room. To Freddie Roach and me, and apparently everyone else who watched the fight - except for two - I won the fight. The first thing I said to Freddie when we saw each other in the dressing after the fight was, ‘He [Bradley] ran just like we knew he would.' We never discussed or debated the decision because it was so obvious that I had won the fight and nearly every round.

"It never felt like a loss to me and no one treated me any differently. I was treated as the winner. I just moved forward and began training for my next fight, which was against Juan Manuel Márquez

"There is something different in this training camp. There are a lot of people who doubt I can fight the same way I fought when I knocked out Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera. I want to prove to them that I am the best. I am inspired. I am the challenger. I know I will need to outbox and outspeed Bradley. And that is what I will do. This is the first time I have challenged for a world title that I lost. Do I want it back? You bet I do; and I want it back from Tim Bradley."

24/7 Pacquiao/Bradley 2 show 2 debuts Saturday, April 5 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT and show 3 debuts Thursday, April 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT two nights before the high stakes welterweight title bout.

Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 takes place Sat., April 12 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

FROM PHILSTAR

Left hook will stop Pacquiao – Bradley By Abac Cordero (The Philippine Star) | Updated April 5, 2014 - 12:00am 1 4 googleplus0 0

LOS ANGELES – The media came to see Timothy Bradley as he trained at the brick-walled Fortune Gym along the famous Sunset Boulevard.

The undefeated American was a gracious host, fielding every question thrown at him. Later on, he got up the ring, took off his shirt and flaunted his great physique. (Related story on A-20)

Then he worked out with his trainer, Joel Garcia.

Bradley also vowed to knock Manny Pacquiao out and here’s how he intends to do it.

“I’m going to knock him out with the left hook,” he said.

“Not the right (hand) but the left hook. That’s what I’m going to knock him out with,” added the native of Indio, California with a ring record of 31 wins and 12 knockouts.

Bradley won a hotly-contested decision over Pacquiao in June 2012 and while he believes he deserved the win he feels he needs to prove it here.

The current holder of the WBO welterweight title said he trained hard for the fight that takes place on April 12 at the MGM Grand.

To him, it’s the only fight that matters.

“This is everything to me. Everything I’ve worked hard for in boxing. This is everything to me,” he said.

Bradley is on the eighth and last week of his training, and during his media day workout he declared himself fit and ready to face the heavy-handed Filipino.

Bradley said he can go 12 rounds “easy” in the coming fight because in training he did more than what’s needed to get him in top shape.

“I did 10-minute rounds with three different guys straight,” he said of his unusual training regimen that calls for just a 15-second break before a new sparring partner comes in.

“I get 15 seconds to drink water and boom right back on it and 15 seconds rest and boom another fresh guy comes in. It was so intense -- extremely new,” he told mediamen inside the dressing room.

Someone asked if it was possible that he over-trained for the fight,

“No,” was the quick reply.

“I had proper rest but it was a solid eight weeks. I’m ready to fight,” went on.

Bradley said this fight is all about redemption because people thought he lost the first fight even if he insists that he won eight of the 12 rounds.

The WBO called for a review of the fight with no intention of reversing the result, and the set of judges felt Pacquiao won.

“This is about me redeeming what I didn’t get in the first fight. I’m going to do whatever it takes,” he said.

“I was victorious but I felt like a loser. It’s because of what the people, the media, what you guys said,” Bradley added.

He wants the monkey off his back.


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