Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley will have a rubber match on April 9, according to Top Rank boss Bob Arum. Bradley won a disputed split-decision in 2012, then Pacquiao notched a more convincing unanimous decision in the 2014 rematch.
Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KO’s) is coming off of his disappointing performance against Floyd Mayweather and may be appearing for the last time. Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KO’s) stopped Brandon Rios in his last fight in November.
IBEABUCHI LOOKS TO RETURN
Possibly appearing on the undercard is long-ago heavyweight contender Ike Ibeabuchi, recently freed from a prison sentence for sexual assault. Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports has a full story on the fighter once known as “The President.”
In the late 1990’s, Ibeabuchi built up a record of 20-1 with 15 KO’s and was one of the division’s most spectacular power punchers. His last fight was a brutal TKO5 over Chris Byrd in March of 1999.