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Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach led the way as boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao stepped off his custom Team Pacquiao bus and made his ‘Grand Arrival’ at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao was greeted by hundreds of cheering fans who are eagerly-anticipating his rematch against undefeated WBO world welterweight champion Timothy Bradley on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
“I am very excited to return to Las Vegas,” said Pacquiao. “I didn’t fight here since December of 2012 and I missed a lot this environment…The first fight is already part of the past. What matters is this Saturday and I’m going to regain my world championship.
“The fight in Macao was a great experience and I enjoyed it very much, but it’s not like an important fight in Las Vegas and all the enthusiasm in this city…I’m hoping to give a great fight and great satisfaction to all my fellow Filipinos with a win this Saturday.”
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions and Tecate, Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 will take place, Saturday, April 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.