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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.


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.


Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KO’s) easily retained his WBO welterweight title on Saturday night with a six-knockdown, unanimous decision victory over Chris Algieri. Pacquiao won by ridiculous scores of 120-102, 119-103 and 119-103.

Algieri (20-1, 8 KO’s) earned the shot at one of the top fighters in the world with a surprise win over Ruslan Provodnikov, but he was clearly overmatched against Pacquiao. The challenger was down once in the second, twice in the sixth, twice in the ninth and once in the 10th.

At age 35, Pacquiao still appears sharp and has tremendous hand speed. Algieri got hit from all angles and never had a shot to rattle his opponent.

As always with Pacquiao, talk of a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. followed the win. There are still plenty of political issues to deal with before that fight happens.