Manny Pacquiao is the hands-down betting favorite to get even with unbeaten American foe Tim Bradley when they face off for the second time on April 12 in Las Vegas.
Several on-line betting stations have installed Pacquiao as a 7-4 favorite to exact payback against Bradley in their scheduled 12-round war.
Bradley will put his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown on the line in the match that takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Despite being ‘robbed ‘ of a victory the first time he met Bradley in June, 2012 and even after he got knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez six months later, the 35-year-old Pacquiao continues to create a strong impression specially after he easily mauled Brandon Rios last year in Macau.
The 30-year-old Bradley scored a controversial split decision win over Ruslan Provodnikov of Russia after the Pacquiao conquest but bounced back with a clear-cut victory over Marquez.
Top Rank publicist Lee Samuels, who has been tasked to do the PR work for Bradley, told the Bulletin that Bradley is very protective of his undefeated record.
“Timothy is unbeaten and he wants to remain the same after the Pacquiao fight,” said Samuels, who has been working under Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum the last 30 years.
Meanwhile, the two-city press tour for the Pacquiao-Bradley rematch kicks off Tuesday at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. An appearance at the New World Stages in the heart of New York City will follow on Thursday.
After the whirlwind promotional tour, the two fighters will head back to their respective home bases to lay the groundwork for their buildup.
Pacquiao will train exclusively in General Santos City during the first few weeks of his preparation before setting up camp at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, while Bradley will train in Palm Springs.