Thrilla in Manila: UNFORGETTABLE…. Bob Arum
By Emmanuel Rivera, RRT
Fri, 11 Apr 2014
Las Vegas, April 9, 2014 -- "It was after the 'Thrilla'. One of the greatest fights I’ve ever seen. Leaving the Araneta Coliseum and it was around noon. And looking up, I’ve never seen a sun so bright…. blinded everybody. I’ll never forget that moment as long as I live.” --Bob Arum, April 9, 2014
Top Rank chief Bob Arum strikes again---ranting against everyone but himself at the Hollywood Theater.
LA Times’ Bill Dwyer summed it up best, ”There are axioms in life. One of them is never mess with the IRS. Another is never miss an Arum press conference.”
“Res Ipsa Loquituras,” an old but apt Latin phrase, popular with lawyers, is more like it.
Translation: “THE THING SPEAKS FOR ITSELF”
What: MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO vs. TIMOTHY “Desert Stom” BRADLEY, JR
WBO Welterweight Championship, 12 Rounds
When: Saturday, April 12, 2014 beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.
Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Television: Pacquiao – Bradley 2 will be produced and distributed by HBO Pay‐Per‐View®
Tickets for Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2, priced at $1,000, $800, $600, $400, $250 and $150, not including applicable service charges. There will be a total ticket limit of 12 per person with a limit of 10 per person at the $1,000, $800, $600, $400 and $250 price levels and a limit of two (2) per person at the $150 price level. To charge by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745‐3000. Tickets will also be available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
Promoter: Top Rank® in association with MP Promotions and Tecate.
MANNY PACQUIAO vs. TIMOTHY BRADLEY, JR
Eight‐Division World Champion WBO Welterweight World Champion
General Santos City, Philippines Palm Springs, California
55‐5‐2, 38 KOs 31‐0, 12 KOs
12 Rounds – NABO Lightweight Championship
RAYMUNDO BELTRAN vs. ROCKY MARTINEZ
WBO No. 2 Lightweight WBO No. 11 Lightweight
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, México Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
28‐6, 17 KOs 27‐2, 18 KOs
12 Rounds – WBA Super Lightweight Championship
KHABIB ALLAKHVERDIEV vs. JESSE VARGAS
WBA Super Lightweight Champion WBA No. 11 Super Lightweight
Derbent, Russia Las Vegas, Nevada
19‐0, 9 KOs 23‐0, 9 KOs
12 Rounds – WBA Interim Super Featherweight Championship
BRYAN VAZQUEZ vs. JOSE FELIX, JR
WBA No. 1 Super Featherweight IBF No. 4 Super Featherweight
San Jose, Costa Rica Los Mochis, Sinaloa, México
32‐1, 17 KOs 26‐0, 21 KOs
Photo: Bob Arum and Bill Dwyer of Los Angeles Times.
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