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Boxing: Pacquiao set for April re-match in Vegas with Bradley

Published on Jan 26, 2014 6:05 AM
 
Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines returns to his corner after a round during his welterweight boxing bout against Brandon Rios of the US in Macau on Nov 24, 2013. Pacquiao will return to the ring for a re-match and the chance of revenge against American Timothy Bradley on April 12, in Las Vegas, the promoter said on Saturday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Filipino southpaw Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring for a re-match and the chance of revenge against American Timothy Bradley on April 12 in Las Vegas, the promoter said on Saturday.

The fight will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena where Bradley (31-0, 12 knockouts) will defend his World Boxing Organization welterweight title, promoter Bob Arum said in a statement.

Pacquiao controversially lost to the American on points when they first met in June 2012, the crowd responding with a chorus of boos after the shock split decision was announced.

It was Pacquiao's first defeat since he lost to Erik Morales in Las Vegas in March 2005, ending a run of 15 consecutive wins by the Filipino who has won world titles in an unprecedented eight weight divisions.

 
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